Liturgy and All-School Masses
As a Catholic, Carmelite and BVM school, prayer is infused into every aspect of Carmel Catholic life. Each day, each class period and each activity begins with prayer. While prayer is intentionally built into the structure of our days we find that it becomes an authentic part of our students' lives and experiences. Students are known to regularly initiate and lead prayer inside and outside of Carmel Catholic.
Carmel Catholic celebrates mass as a community once each month and all are welcome to celebrate mass together in the St. Brandsma Chapel weekly. The leadership in organizing and carrying out the various ministerial roles such as lectors, cantors, choir, altar servers and Eucharistic Ministers rests with students.
Throughout the school year, there are opportunities to participate in diverse types of prayer both as a community and through the Religious Studies classes. Stations of the Cross, Taize prayer, The Divine Office, Tuesday morning Rosary, athletic team prayer services and other student-led services contribute to the rich spiritual landscape at Carmel Catholic.
All are welcome to join us as we celebrate Mass as a school community in the Salvi Arena. Visitors, please check in at the main entrance (door A) before heading to the Salvi Arena. Watch live! All-School Masses are broadcast via the Carmel Digital Network.
Before and After-School Masses
Masses are available for students, faculty/staff and parents on Mondays and Fridays at 7:15 am and Wednesday at 3:20 pm in the St. Brandsma Chapel and last around 20 minutes. The Masses on Monday and Friday are celebrated by Fr. John Kartje, Rector and President of Mundelein Seminary, and Fr. Maina Waithaka, Director of Formation at Mundelein Seminary. Our School Chaplin, Fr. Christian, celebrates the Wednesday Mass.
Please contact Kambra French, Director of Mission Effectiveness with any questions at [email protected].