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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 at 7:15 AM, 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 2016-2017 School Year (start at 8:15 AM)

September 12, 2016, at 8:15 AM - Back to School Liturgy
October 3, 2016, at 8:15 AM - Homecoming Liturgy
November 1, 2016, at 8:15 AM - Feast of All Saints Liturgy
December 8, 2016, at 8:15 AM - Feast of the Immaculate Conception Liturgy
January 6, 2017, at 8:15 AM - Feast of St. Andre Bessette, CSC Liturgy
February 6, 2017, at 8:15 AM - Holy Cross Week Liturgy
March 1, 2017, at 8:15 AM - Ash Wednesday Prayer Service (Not a Mass)
April 10, 2017, at 8:15 AM - Holy Week Liturgy
May 23, 2017, at 8:15 AM - Senior Farewell Prayer Service (Not a Mass)

School Day Liturgies

7:15 a.m. in Moreau Chapel
Mondays: Rev. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil
Tuesdays: Rev. Jeffrey Samaha
Wednesdays: Rev. Pawel Sass
Thursdays: Rev. Anthony Anokete
Fridays: Rev. Everett Pearson

School Day Rosary

Moreau Chapel
Wednesdays: 3:15pm

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