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Catholic Difference

Spiritual Life is at the heart of life at Morris Catholic. Daily prayer and liturgies, school liturgies, retreats, religious symbols, and an atmosphere of respect are all important components of our Catholic faith. All students also take a four-year program in Theology classes.

We feel that our statement of purpose – To educate young men and women to grow in character, community and commitment through a knowledge of the love of Christ – is omnipresent in our mindset and actions, and guides us in all that we do for our students and school community .

 

Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry Office provides spiritual support, plans religious activities and reinforces a strong Catholic identity at Morris Catholic High School. Our school Chaplain and our Campus Ministry Director, lead the Campus Ministry team. Senior students are selected to be part of the Peer Ministry program. These students are guided in faith and receive training in communication and interpersonal skills and serve the student community in leadership roles. The program is comprised of several service areas: Social Justice, Music Ministry, Peer Ministry, Prayer and Liturgy.

 

 

Retreats

We feel that it is important for young people to set aside time for personal reflection and renewal of faith. Retreat days are held for each class throughout the school year. Retreats for MCHS students are organized through the Campus Ministry Office and are held during the school day.

Retreats for upperclassmen may be conducted off-campus to provide students with a non-distracting setting. Each fall and spring our high school also hosts morning retreats for 7th and 8th grade students who attend local elementary schools.

It is also beneficial for our faculty and staff to participate in days of reflection, which are held twice each year. Our Parent Board also organizes faith-building activities for parents and guests to address important current social issues in relation to our faith and Church.

 

Liturgy and Prayer Life

Daily Mass

Mass is held daily, at 7:20am in our school chapel, and open to all.

School Liturgy and Reflection Dates

  • Friday, September 8
  • Friday, September 22 - Bishop's Mass
  • Wednesday, November 1 - All Saints' Day
  • Friday, December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Thursday, January 25
  • Monday, February 12
  • Wednesday, February 14 - Ash Wednesday Reflection
  • Monday, March 19
  • Wednesday, March 28 - Easter Reflection
  • Friday, April 20
  • Thursday, May 10 - Ascension Thursday
 
Service

As stated in our mission statement, service is a key component to the development of our students. "Our graduates seek out opportunities to grow in their faith and environments in which they can serve those in need."

2017-2018 Service Opportunities

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Toys for Tots
  • Winter Coat Drive
  • Campus Clean-Up
  • Our Place Coffee House Outreach
  • Bridges Run
  • Brushing Up Dental Hygiene
  • Elderly Outreach St. Francis