Celebration of Sacraments and the Prayer Life of the School

The Catholic faith is expressed through prayer, in word, sign and symbol. Students along with faculty, staff and administrators have the opportunity to plan, prepare and participate in worship experiences through Religious Studies classes and Campus Ministry.


The school year begins with the ancient tradition of the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Mass is also celebrated on holy days of obligation, the patronal Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi as well as masses honoring saints connected to the Brothers of Holy Cross, Saint Andre Bessette and Blessed Basil Moreau. Class masses are integrated into the curriculum wherever appropriate. Mass is offered at 7:00 am daily. All are welcome to attend. Athletic teams or clubs can contact Campus Ministry to sign up to attend the 7:00 am Masses. Additionally, Advent Wreath blessing, Ash Wednesday and other Catholic traditions are celebrated throughout the year (i.e. blessing of the throats on the Feast of St. Blasé.)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The sacrament of Reconciliation is available daily for students and all employees of the Saint Francis Community. During the seasons of Advent and Lent, the entire student body and employees of the Saint Francis Community are invited to celebrate this sacrament of God’s love and forgiveness. Several members of the clergy from both the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Diocese of San Jose and Religious Orders make themselves available for these celebrations. Additionally the sacrament of Reconciliation is made available on all senior retreats, as well as on the Confirmation Workshop.

Sacrament of Confirmation

The Confirmation program is offered to Catholic students who are seniors. The program is meant to serve those students who missed enrollment in their parish Confirmation program. The program is not meant to be an alternative to Confirmation in the parish. As a participant in the program, the student must complete those things required b y Church Law.

Public Morning Prayer

Public Morning Prayer designed to following the Ordo of the Church is prayed over the public address system each day after the pledge of allegiance and before the announcements.
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