Marin Catholic has a vibrant spiritual life on and off campus. Daily prayer over the public address system and 7:30am Mass starts the school day. Parents are welcome to join in all our Eucharistic celebrations. Students participate in numerous ways in the ten school liturgies each year. Each Mass is hosted by a particular student group (grade level, particular club, or student organization) and the MC Liturgy Choir leads the congregation in song.
Below our are liturgical whole student body celebrations for the 2016-2017 school year:
August 15, 2016
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
We come together the second day of school to remember how the Virgin Mary "having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory." She's a shining example of saying "Yes" to Christ.
October 4, 2016
Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
St. Francis, who founded the Catholic Church’s Franciscan order, lived in Italy during the late 12th and 13th centuries. He is remembered for his generosity to the poor and his willingness to minister to the lepers. He is remembered for his love for animals and nature. St Francis died at Portiuncula, Italy on October 4, 1226.
Saint Francis is the patron saint of our San Francisco Archdiocese.
Solemnity of All Saints
We come together to celebrate the lives of all the Saints, those known and unknown. We are inspired by their dedication to building the Kingdom of God.
November 18, 2016
Thanksgiving Mass and Grandparents Day Liturgy
Students and staff recognize and give thanks for all the blessings in their lives, and share these sentiments with our dear Grandparents on campus.
December 2, 2016
Advent is the 4-week spiritual season that calls us to prepare our hearts and homes for the coming of Christ at Christmas.
December 8, 2016
On this feast day we recall that at the moment of conception, the Virgin Mary had no sin. Mary is full of grace, and we sing songs of praise for her pure love of Christ.
January 13, 2017
Respect Life Mass
As a Catholic community we respect life from the moment of conception until a natural death. We come together to pray for all the vulnerable and to thank God for the gift of life.
March 1, 2017
Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, marks the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year's Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words "Repent, and believe in the Gospel" or "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
April 13, 2017
Holy Thursday Prayer Vigil
May 12, 2017
Our school celebrates the new ASB leadership team and thanks the outgoing officers as we honor Mary in the month of May.
May 31, 2017
We send our seniors and their families off with the knowledge that God has a loving plan for each of them. This liturgy is celebrated off campus at Mt. Carmel Church in Mill Valley.
As part of our continuing faith formation for our students, MC hosts Holy Hour in the St. Francis Chapel on campus on a number of Sundays throughout the year.
Reconciliation is offered to the entire student body during Advent and Lent. Students go to Chapel in their theology classes and are invited to the sacrament or a blessing from a number of our local priests.