Weekly Reflection from Father John...
Have you heard of this word? Do you know what it means? A charism is simply a God-given gift or talent. Those things in our personality and the talents we have that stand out. They are the things that come naturally to us. In our Student Council Installation Mass I challenged our newly installed Student Council and the Student Council of Our Lady of Angles to identify and use their Charisms to lead their fellow classmates well.
What are your Charisms? What are your unique talents and gifts? Identifying and naming them are only half the task. We are called to use them. And not use them for our own glory and recognition but in the service of God and our brothers and sisters. We are all called to use the gifts and talents that God has graciously given us to build the Kingdom of God right where we are. The Kingdom of God is not far distant place or only in a Church building but in our school, in our families, where we work, in our commute, where we shop, how we communicate, and even in our entertainment. This is how Christians can impact the world in which we live, by identifying and using our charisms in service of our brothers and sisters.
Every morning before we start the school day, we pray together for the intentions of our students, staff and community. If you have an intention please send an email to email@example.com.
The Sacrifice of the Mass is offered daily at 7:15 a.m. in the chapel. Everyone in the O'Hara community is invited and encouraged to participate.
All School Mass
The Eucharistic is the center of our Catholic Identity. We gather as a school once a month to celebrate Mass together and worship the Lord in song and prayer.
Penance Services and Confession
School wide penance services are held four times a year for our students, faculty and staff. Local pastors and parochial vicars from the Archdiocese join our own priests to offer the sacrament at these services. The school minister is also available at any time to hear confessions.
Retreats are offered once a year for every class. They are designed to give students the opportunity to renew their relationship with God and deepen their faith through meaningful talks, prayer, song, and silence.
Altar Serving and Lector Training
Students are encouraged to participate in school liturgies by becoming lectors and altar servers. Students may sign up in the Campus Ministry Office. Training will be provided.
Twice a year we have special weeks where we offer the students a chance to adore Christ in the Eucharist.