The various projects and activities coordinated through the Campus Ministry office strive to enhance the spiritual dimension of our St. Scholastica Academy community. Retreats, school liturgies, seasonal observances, and various prayer experiences are planned, developed, and carried out through this office along with input and participation from the students.
Prayer and worship are an important part of our way of life at SSA. For this to be meaningful, a prayerful, reverent atmosphere is to be observed both during morning prayer and religious services of any kind. All students, regardless of religious affiliation, are to attend all religious functions and classes.
every school day with prayer as a student body. We frequently assemble
for prayer services on other occasions such as during the Advent and
Lenten seasons in observance of their significance and as a way of
connecting with the universal Body of Chris, the Church.
We gather also in October for the Living Rosary, in
November for an All Souls Memorial Service, and in May for May
Crowning. At 7:30 a.m. every Friday, students and faculty are invited to
participate in a Communion Service in the Chapel on the second floor of
the Administration Building.
Other various prayer opportunities are promoted
throughout the school year in Religion Classes and/or as needs present
our school is Christ-centered, the celebration of the Eucharist holds
an important priority. All-school masses are held monthly in the gym for
various feast days and special occasions including the liturgical
seasons as well as holy days of obligation. Parents will be notified of
any Masses being celebrated as a school community so that they may plan
to join us should their schedules allow.
In the Archdiocese of New Orleans, of which we are a
part, Confirmation preparation and reception of this sacrament takes
place in oneís own church parish. (Contacting your parish will provide
you with all necessary information.) Sophomores are encouraged to
contact their parish in January of Sophomore year to find out the
specifics for Confirmation.
Students who have not been baptized or who wish to
inquire about becoming a Catholic should see the Campus Minister for
information concerning the process of preparation, also offered through
The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered though
parishes on regular basis. Students are encouraged to receive the graces
of the sacrament of Reconciliation and to be open to the healing and
strength it offers. It is, however, the studentís responsibility to
become acquainted with their parish offering. The sacrament of
reconciliation is offered occasionally at SSA.
SSA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.