The celebration of Mass is central to our life of prayer, just as our chapel is the physical center of our building. The entire student body celebrates liturgy monthly and on all holy days throughout the year. We also worship together during Catholic Schools Week. Each Mass is planned by the Campus Ministry Department with the help and participation of a different class each month.
Every school day begins and ends with prayer led by a student, and each class opens with a prayer. This gives students experience in a variety of traditional prayers and in creating their own unique expressions of faith, hope, love, thanksgiving and petition. These may include, but are not limited to, the Way of the Cross, Meditation, The Rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
We hold an annual May Procession in honor of the Blessed Mother, patroness of our chapel, our Diocese and our nation. We gather during study halls to pray the Rosary for peace. During Lent, we hold “Peace Parties” during which we pray in thanksgiving for the peace we have and the people who have been peacemakers in our world and to meditate on ways to increase the peace in our community and our world.
Also in May, we celebrate Mass for the deceased alumni of Bishop Ludden.
Our priest, Father Daniel Muscalino says Mass on select weekdays in the chapel before school starting at 7:40am and ending at 8:00am.
Penance Services/First Friday
During Advent and Lent, local priests join the Ludden community to hear individual confessions of students and faculty. The session begins with communal prayer, composed and directed by the Peer Leadership Team.
Students then proceed to the priests for reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on an individual basis. Confessions are heard in the gymnasium with quiet reflection on the priest’s recommendations and thanksgiving for the grace of the Sacrament.
Every First Friday, the Blessed Sacrament is presented all day in our chapel for individuals and classes to visit. There is also a book of intentions on the Blessed Mother’s altar, where all are invited to write intentions for us to pray for during liturgies and visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
Altar Servers and Eucharistic Ministry
Students in any grade level have the opportunity to participate in monthly Mass by altar serving. Whether they have been trained at their own home parish or they need to be trained at Bishop Ludden, this is a great way to be involved in Mass. When students are in the 12th Grade, after they have been confirmed, they may attend Eucharistic Minister Training.