From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's Web site:
Reflection on Sunday's Gospel from Father Dominic Briese, OP
Oh God, you have made us the church of your Son. Make our school a family of one heart and one mind in love toward you and one another. Grant that our common life and work may be an example of love to all around us. Guide our administration, faculty, and students in their work. Keep us secure in your love and goodness. We offer this prayer in the name of Christ the King, our patron. Amen.
Judge Memorial Catholic High School prides itself on the presence of a strong Catholic identity while welcoming students of all faiths. We assist students in their faith development and enrichment through both religious activities and academic study. Our Campus Ministry and Theology departments offer a wide variety of programs to help students enhance their own personal faith, lead an ethical life, serve those in need, promote social justice, develop leadership skills, and build more meaningful relationships with others.
The curriculum emphasizes spiritual development, prayer, moral development, and social justice. Prayer and reflection are an important part of each day at Judge Memorial. The entire student body participates in the celebration of Mass for Holy Days, Feast Days, and special religious events. Liturgical seasons are brought to life through school-wide prayer and classroom activities. A four-year retreat program, coordinated by the Theology and Campus Ministry staff, solidifies the roots of religious formation and enriches the student experience.
We at Judge Memorial Catholic High School are proud to represent a cross section of faiths, cultures, nationalities, and races. As a Catholic high school, part of our mission is to practice traditional devotions and liturgies throughout the school year. These school-wide liturgies are an opportunity for us to join together as a community, to pray for our collective petitions, and to give thanks for our many blessings. We appreciate parents ensuring that students are in attendance at every Mass and prayer service for the school year, thereby gaining moments of quiet reflection in their increasingly busy lives and inviting us to become more loving and just in our daily lives.