Supplementing their daily Religion Class, students attend Mass every Wednesday and on Holy Days of Obligation. Masses are celebrated at St. Scholastica Catholic Church, adjacent to the school campus. The celebrant is one of the pastors from the six supporting parishes in Citrus County.
Bishop Robert Lynch celebrates mass with the students on certain occasions.
Students participate in the Mass not just as attendees, but also in various ministries.
Students who participate as Altar Servers at their own parish are welcome to serve at our school Masses. Schedules for serving are made on a rotating basis allowing our students numerous opportunities to participate in the Mass during the school year.
Students also participate as readers in our school Masses. From reading Scripture passages to intercessory prayers, our students enjoy being involved in many different parts of the Mass.
Choir members are also part of our liturgical ministry. The joyful voices of our choir enhance our celebration of the Mass. The choir members also travel to other parishes to help share the Good News through song.
The First Communion class leads the school in honoring Our Lady in this traditional way. PJPII students bring flowers to honor Mary and place them in front of the altar as they enter the church. Two First Communicants crown Mary.
Students recite the rosary in their classroom and as a group for certain occasions. Parents are invited to participate.
Classes pray the Stations of the Cross in our school courtyard.
Seventh and Eighth grade religion classes participate in the "Spiritual Adoption of a Baby" by saying a special prayer daily for the baby to be protected from abortion.
In addition, the classes get a new poster of the developing baby monthly, and discuss the changes that are taking place as it grows and develops. By the end of the school year, they see that the child has grown from a tiny fetus to a full-grown infant, fully capable of surviving on its own.
Classes spend time in personal adoration on Fridays at St. Scholastica.
Service and sacramental confessions are held for students and faculty during Advent and Lent.
Visiting priests conducting parish missions during Lent occasionally speak to PJPII students also, providing students with a different perspective of the word of God.
Middle School students participate in in-school retreats lasting from several hours to several days with visiting student ministers.
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