Eucharistic celebration is essential to the spiritual growth of our school community and as such our faculty and students come together to celebrate liturgy once a month and on Holy Days of Obligation at our beautiful on-campus parish church. At each Mass, a different grade level hosts the Mass, and the students serve as greeters, lectors, altar servers, and gift bearers. Family and friends are always welcome to join us!
Prayer Services & Gatherings
Prayer services and all-school gatherings take place throughout the year, especially during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Family and friends are always welcome to join us!
Prayer is an integral part of our day at St. Luke’s. The principal begins each day with a scripture reading, reflection, and prayer. In addition, the entire community prays for a different family each day. Special intentions are always welcome.
Classrooms may offer additional morning and afternoon prayers. We say Grace before and after all meals and snacks.
We encourage our students to learn and say the Rosary. At certain times of the year there is an opportunity to meet in church before the start of school to pray the Rosary. In addition, we offer an all-school Living Rosary during Lent.
Stations of the Cross
One of the highlights of the year comes during Lent when the entire school community (students and families) gather in church for the Living Stations of the Cross. This powerful presentation performed in backlit silhouette by our 8th grade acts out the 14 Stations while a poignant narrative is read.
Formal retreats (both on and off-site) are offered throughout the year for our middle school students and include wonderful reflective gatherings often facilitated by a retreat master, member of the faculty or clergy.
All Catholic students are eligible to be trained and perform the services of Altar Servers, either for school Masses or on weekends if St. Luke’s is your parish.
The school community can participate in Eucharistic Adoration in the church on Mondays. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend a few minutes in silent prayer and reflection.
First Reconciliation and First Communion
One of the most meaningful spiritual activities that takes place during a child’s St. Luke’s School experience occurs in Grade 2 when eligible Catholics make their First Reconciliation and First Communion.
Older students who, for whatever reason, have not made the First Reconciliation and/or First Communion are welcome to go through the necessary preparations and make these Sacraments at St. Luke’s
The children prepare as part of their regular Religion class with special emphasis placed on getting ready to receive these two important Sacraments.
What makes it even more special is that the students receive these Sacraments as a small group.
First Reconciliation takes place in January and is led by our Pastor and Associate Pastor.
First Communion takes place in our parish church in May and because it is only St. Luke’s students, families can invite as many family members, friends, and relatives as they would like.