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“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
 
The Sacramental and prayer life of the Saint Joe community are essential to its existence. We must stay connected with Jesus Christ, who is the reason for our school. We offer a variety of opportunities to receive the Sacraments and for prayer in order to give every person a chance to encounter Christ and grow in Him. 
 


Mass

The celebration of Mass is an integral part of who we are at Saint Joseph High School. The entire school gathers as one community to celebrate Mass once a month and on special Holy Days. Students also enjoy the chance to bring together their families and friends at their yearly Class Mass, which includes a lunch prepared by our parents. Sports teams often have Mass in the afternoon before a big game and our chaplains celebrate Mass most mornings before school in the Chapel of Saint Joseph (see the Daily Mass and Reconciliation Schedule for more details).

Daily Mass is celebrated in the Saint Joseph Chapel.

    A schedule will be set at the beginning of the new school year.

All-School Masses are celebrated most months during the school year. These Masses are held in the Main Gymnasium at 10:00 a.m. See home page calendar for dates.



The Sacrament of Reconciliation

We invite students to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation through large Penance Services during Advent and Lent. There are also priests available throughout the week to talk with students, offer pastoral counseling and celebrate Reconciliation in the confessional in the Chapel of Saint Joseph.  (Please see the Daily Mass and Reconciliation Schedule for more details.)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available during the week, usually during lunch periods. The confessional is located in the Chapel of Saint Joseph.

            A schedule will be set at the beginning of the new school year.




Eucharistic Adoration

There is Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel of Saint Joseph on the second Friday of each month throughout the school year. Students enjoy a chance to spend time with God in this way during their Theology classes and lunch periods.

During Lent, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on Fridays during all lunch periods to offer students, staff, and faculty the opportunity for prayer and devotion during this time of preparation.



Other Prayer Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for prayer throughout the day. We begin the first and the last period of every day with an all-school prayer. Classes throughout the building begin their studies with prayer as well. The school Chapel (located at the very center of our school) is open before, during, and after school for students, faculty, staff, administration, parents, and other friends of the school. Some come together at set times for organized prayer, such as the weekly Chaplet of Divine Mercy on Friday afternoons. Others stop in individually or in groups to pray silently throughout the day.