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Liturgy & Worship

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 during PRIME time, Monday-Thursday, in the Moreau Chapel, which is a wonderful way to step back from the school day and collect ourselves in prayer. All people - students, faculty, staff, and parents - are welcome!

We facilitate prayer opportunities throughout the year in the 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)

Daily Mass Offered

In the Moreau Chapel at 11:15am, Monday - Thursday
Mondays: Fr. Michael Edathil
Tuesdays: Fr. Jeffrey Samaha
Wednesdays: Fr. Everett Pearson
Thursdays: Fr. Pawel Sass

Click here for Schedule of Exceptions to Daily Mass

BMHS Easter Blessings

4 Holy Cross Pillars

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