The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.
The Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life from which we draw strength and move toward our perfection in Christ. Following Christ’s command “Do this in memory of me,” each month as a Xavier community we have an all-school mass. We gather in the gym with our beautiful mural to turn and take time as an entire community to encounter the living God in the paschal mystery-his death and resurrection. We welcome parent participation in our celebrations. Additionally each morning at 7a.m. we celebrate an optional mass the Chapel of Our Lady open to all students, teachers, and families.
The Mercy of the Lord abounds! And what an amazing grace to be able to drink deep from his fountains of mercy. Twice a year, to help prepare ourselves for Christmas and Easter respectively, as whole community in our school wide Penance Service, where we gather to recognize where we have failed in following the Lord’s will for us and renew our commitment to being instruments of his love. Additionally we have confessions available weekly at lunch so that we may never fail to turn to him in our weakness and need.
While our academics call us to excel in wisdom and learning, we recognize there is a wisdom that smartboards cannot project and with which we cannot contain in a classroom. So once a month, at the heart of our campus in the chapel, we have all day exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. This give opportunity to teachers and students to step away from the artificial demands of a curriculum to seek a greater horizon and spiritual rest, so that the drive for success must always be placed in the context of its eternal meaning and divine grace.
"Behold I will be with you always even to the end of the world," because "I have loved you with an everlasting love, and constant is my affection for you." (Mt 28:20; Jer 31:3)