Spiritual Life

2016/17 Spiritual Life Calendar

Daily Mass

Event Date
Day B (1) & Day G (2) 8:05 AM

School Wide Masses / Prayer Services

Event Date & Time
Opening Mass (Mass of the Holy Spirit) September 14, 2016 (8:10 a.m.)
Mass for Life (at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception) October 27, 2016
All Saints Mass November 1, 2016 (8:10 a.m.)
Thanksgiving Prayer Service November 22, 2016 (2:15 p.m.)
Vocations Week & Immaculate Conception Mass December 8, 2016 (8:10 a.m.)
Advent Penance Service December 15, 2016 (8:00 a.m.)
Christmas Prayer Service December 22, 2016 (8:10 a.m.)
Catholic Schools Week Mass February 1, 2017 (8:10 a.m.)
Ash Wednesday Mass March 1, 2017 (8:10 a.m.)
Easter Mass Taping with Bishop Cunningham March 23, 2017 (9:00 a.m.)
Lenten Penance Service April 4, 2017 (8:00 a.m.)
Senior Mass April 25, 2017 (11:30 a.m.)
May Crowning (Mothers & Grandmothers are invited to attend) May 12, 2017 (8:00 a.m.)
Ascension Thursday Mass May 25, 2017 (8:10 a.m.)
Baccalaureate Mass (celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church) June 8, 2017 (6:30 p.m.)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Every first Friday from October through May

Student & Faculty Retreats 2016-2017:

Event Date
Senior Retreat September 28, 2016
Junior Retreat September 28, 2016
Sophomore Retreat October 4, 2016
Freshmen Retreat October 4, 2016
8th Grade Retreat October 18, 2016
7th Grade Retreat October 18, 2016
1st Semester Faculty Retreat November 8, 2016
2nd Semester Faculty Retreat January 30, 2017

Spiritual Life Office

The Spiritual Life Office was created to support the efforts of Bishop Grimes to encourage all of our students and their families in their spiritual journey.  Spiritual formation is viewed from an educational and a personal perspective, taking seriously the questions and process of spiritual growth rooted in our Roman Catholic tradition. The Spiritual Life Office believes that spirituality is not the business of one office but rather that it is held collectively by all of the staff, teachers, coaches, volunteers, and administrators at Bishop Grimes.  At the same time, the Spiritual Life Office creates and supports programs that encourage the faith formation of our students.  To that end, the Spiritual Life Office aids and assists organizations and classes in preparation for monthly liturgies; provides students with the opportunity to participate in First Friday devotion of the Blessed Sacrament each month; teaches students how to be lectors, alter servers, and gift bearers; works closely with the Student Council in executing monthly service projects; and organizes yearly retreats for each class.

Peer Ministers

This group of dedicated students help to enhance the Spiritual Life of the school by setting up for school Masses, singing in the choir, playing in the band, facilitating retreats and serving as Eucharistic ministers.

Service Projects

The school community continuously finds ways to be the “hands of Christ” by participating in service projects to help less fortunate members of our area.  Some of the projects we support are Food Bank collection for hungry, Toys for Tots Christmas, Francis House and many more.  Students wishing to record their service hours can do so by clicking the Bishop Grimes Service Hours Form.

Bishop Grimes Retreat Program

Each class takes a day of retreat to go off campus and share in a day of community and personal reflection. Retreat days are set aside for a different kind of learning experience with God and peers. It is a day that is purposefully very different from a normal school day.  Students turn off their electronics, put aside the worries of tests and classes, and they are encouraged to focus on the activities and people they are with.  Each class retreat has a theme and includes Mass prior to departure.  Beginning in 2017-2018, retreat fees are included in the activity fee for students, so there is no additional cost associated with student retreats.