As Catholic Christians we believe that “the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch” (CCC 1324).
We will be having All School Mass approximately once a week. Occasionally we have optional daily Masses held in our chapel. See our school’s Google Calendar for updated information. Parents are always welcome. There is a seating chart for all school Mass so ask a staff member to point out visitor seating.
As we know, no one is perfect and God desires to lavish his mercy upon us. At Skutt Catholic we are blessed to have confession available about once a week over lunch.
“Individual, integral confession and absolution remain the only ordinary way for the faithful to reconcile themselves with God and the Church, unless physical or moral impossibility excuses from this kind of confession.” There are profound reasons for this. Christ is at work in each of the sacraments. He personally addresses every sinner: “My son, your sins are forgiven.” He is the physician tending each one of the sick who need him to cure them. He raises them up and reintegrates them into fraternal communion. Personal confession is thus the form most expressive of reconciliation with God and with the Church. (CCC, 1484)
In this time of the Eucharistic revival, our school seeks to be in solidarity with the desires of the USCCB and our local Archbishop and allow for the Eucharist to be exposed for an hour most days in our chapel. This will be an opportunity for students, staff and parents to enter into God’s loving presence.
The Catechism quotes Pope John Paul II: “The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.” (CCC, 1380)