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Liturgical Life

Each month the entire school gathers for a Liturgy celebration, which is most often a celebration of the Catholic Mass. Twice a year - once on Ash Wednesday, and once for the Senior Farewell in May - we have a special prayer service led by students.

We also have an optional Mass every school day in Moreau Chapel, which is a wonderful way to collect ourselves in prayer before school begins. All people - students, faculty, staff, and parents - are welcome!

We facilitate prayer opportunities throughout the year in Moreau Chapel, including the Rosary, prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, Bible Study, and Eucharistic Adoration. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on certain Fridays throughout the school year, when possible through the generosity of our priests.

Each school day begins with the entire school community pausing for Morning Prayer, which usually consists of a prayer written by a student Peer Minister being read over the PA by a different Peer Minister. In keeping with Bishop McNamara'a Catholic identity, each class period of the day also begins with a form of prayer led by the teacher.

School Liturgies for the 2017-2018 School Year

September 14, 2017, at 8:30 AM - Exaltation of the Holy Cross Liturgy; Mona Center Dedication with Cardinal Wuerl
October 16, 2017, at 9:20 AM - Homecoming Liturgy
November 1, 2017, at 9:20 AM - Feast of All Saints Liturgy
December 4, 2017, at 9:20 AM - Advent Liturgy
January 29, 2018, at 9:20 AM - Catholic Schools Week Liturgy
February 14, 2018, at 9:20 AM - Ash Wednesday Prayer Service (Not a Mass)
March 19, 2018, at 9:20 AM - Feast of St. Joseph Liturgy
April 16, 2018, at 9:20 AM - Easter Season Liturgy
May 22, 2018, at 9:20 AM - Senior Farewell Prayer Service (Not a Mass)


School Day Liturgies

in Moreau Chapel (time to be determined shortly)
Mondays: Rev. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil
Tuesdays: Rev. Jeffrey Samaha
Wednesdays: Rev. Pawel Sass
Thursdays: Rev. Anthony Anokete
Fridays: Rev. Everett Pearson



Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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