As many know the word liturgy means “from the people” or “work of the people.” In short liturgy is our way to give expression to the thought and desires of our heart. It is our worship to God and our gathering together as community to pray, to listen and to support each other in and with the Body of Christ.
At BMHS every morning begins with a mass celebrated at 7:30am by Fr. Ken Deasy. The campus ministry class proclaims the Word and are trained Eucharistic ministers. Our morning praise is to give us a focus for the day. We begin our day in prayer and worship and then go about our work of study, of learning and of teaching.
Approximately once a month we gather as an entire community in the gym for Mass. These masses are planned and led by various classes and/or clubs. These Masses are key times in the life of every Bishop student. It is at these times that we celebrate main events such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Catholic Schools Week, Lent, Easter, etc. Our chaplain, Fr. Ken, presides and helps us gather to give our own unique expression of our love and worship for God. These liturgies are prayerful, motivational and sacraments of our unity.
All our liturgy is food for thought, pointing the way as we each strive to find our place and calling on this life journey. As a faith community we take seriously Jesus’ words: “Where two or three are gathered in my name there am I in their presence.”
Our school Liturgies for this year (in addition to morning masses in the chapel) are as follows at 8:15am in the gym.
|September 19||Welcome Mass|
|October 24||Unity Mass Spirit Week|
|November 22||Thanksgiving Mass|
|December 12||Christmas Mass|
|January 30||Catholic Schools/Junior Ring Mass|
|February 14||Ash Wednesday|
|May 3||May Crowning/ Senior Farewell Mother's Mass|
|May 17||Baccalaureate at American Martyrs Manhattan Beach - 7:30 pm|