Liturgy and Sacraments

Along with the Universal Church, we recognize that the Eucharist is the source from which all that we do comes and the summit to which all we do goes. As a Catholic high school, we gather together around the table of the Lord and share this belief. 

As a community, the entire school family gathers for Eucharistic Liturgy at key times of the year. The school year begins with the Opening School Liturgy.  This Mass is traditionally celebrated on Sept. 15, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patronal feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and includes the commissioning of new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. 

Traditionally, the following liturgies are celebrated each year: 

  • Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent
  • March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the patron of the Brothers of Holy Cross 
  • Memorial of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross 
  • Senior Mass, celebrated on the seniors' last day of school
  • Baccalaureate Mass, celebrated in conjunction with the graduation ceremony

For the further spiritual development of students and faculty, Mass is celebrated every Wednesday and Friday morning at 7:20 a.m. in Holy Cross Chapel, located in the Maynard Family Center for Spiritual Formation. 

Download the 2019-20 schedule of Masses and celebrants.