Marin Catholic has a vibrant spiritual life on and off campus. Daily prayer over the public address system and 7:30 a.m. Mass starts the school day. Parents are welcome to join in all our eucharistic celebrations. Students participate in numerous ways in the nine school liturgies each year. Each Mass is hosted by a particular student group (grade level, particular club, or student organization) and the MC Chorale leads the congregation in song. Various musicians accompany the singers, from the jazz band on our New Orleans-style All Saints Day Mass, to a combined faculty and student traditional Christmas Mass.
Other seasonal liturgies and prayer services run throughout the year. Reconciliation is offered during Advent and Lent, as well as lunch-time Mass. This past year the Thanksgiving Prayer Service was led by Senior Speakers attesting to what they were thankful for and was attended in conjunction with Grandparents Day.
The St. Vincent de Paul Club and the Respect Life Club are vibrant organizations that live out the gospel values. Numerous drives are held each year to help those less fortunate. This past year, monies were sent to the Fusco Children's Home in the Phillipines, to Hurricane Katrina Victims, and local people in need.
The Campus Ministry Department, led by the team of Maryann Hedstrom, Peggy Semling, and Gregory Joseph, offers students a chance for numerous leadership opportunities. All retreats have a core team of students who assist the Campus Ministry Team in the planning and execution. This student core team puts hours into training and preparation, and most report that they got out much more than they put into the experience. Some of these trained leaders have also assisted in confirmation retreats and have reached out to the community around us. Many alums stay in touch and still are involved in our programs.
Our programs all are motivated by a sense of developing both personal and communal spirituality. Discernment is encouraged while reflecting on the values of the gospel and the teachings of Jesus and applying these to our culture today. If you wish to learn more about the Catholic faith, we welcome your questions. A website that addresses topical issues is www.catholicanswers.com.
For more information, or if you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Maryann Hedstrom at email@example.com