Experience Christ Every Day
Prayer and the sacraments are at the heart of everything we do at West Catholic High School. Responding to God’s invitation for intimate communion with Him, we foster the student’s relationship with God by encouraging and offering many opportunities for prayer and participation in the sacraments.
Living the Liturgy
St. John Paul II is the patron saint of West Catholic High School. Every year we celebrate John Paul II’s Feast Day with Mass, a special Polish lunch, the JPII Games, trivia contests, Polish music and lessons focused on his life.
Date: October 22
Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego and brought about many conversions in Mexico. West Catholic celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Feast Day with Mass in Spanish, a special Mexican lunch, Aztec dancers, Mexican music and lessons focused on the Marian apparition.
Date: December 12
Commemorates the life of the stepfather of Jesus and the husband of Mary. West Catholic celebrates this feast day with Mass, Italian music, a special Italian meal and lessons centered around the life of St. Joseph.
Date: March 19
Each academic department has a patron saint whom students learn about and ask of their intercession by praying a novena before their feast day.
To celebrate the saints who represent our four Household communities (Bakhita, Pio, Pro and Siena), students participate in service, activities and competitions. These events typically take place during the week of each saint’s feast day.
Advent is a time of preparation for the joyous comings of Jesus Christ. West Catholic celebrates Advent with special morning prayers, Advent calendar activities, Advent wreaths and reconciliation.
Dates: Advent begins the Sunday nearest November 30, the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle, and covers four Sundays.
Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. West Catholic celebrates a Christmas Mass during the school week during the Christmas season.
Date: December 25
Lent is the 40-day liturgical season of fasting, special prayer and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. West Catholic offers opportunities for reflection, school Masses, a student presentation of the Lenten Tableau and Reconciliation during Lent.
Dates: Lent begins Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is always celebrated on a Sunday; however, West Catholic will also celebrate an Easter Mass during the school week in the Easter season.