PRAYER & LITURGY
The Life of Prayer
St. Teresa tells us: "Contemplative prayer in my opinion is nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us."
Students at SMMC are taught about prayer in its various forms, including mental prayer and are given opportunity to practise these in age-appropriate ways.
The school has compiled its own Treasury of Catholic Prayers which is used for class prayer before each lesson and for private devotion and examination of conscience.
Special prayer celebrations are held on particular feast-days and seasons, eg Rosary Processions, Stations of the Cross during Lent.
SISTERS ON STAFF
ROSARY FOR THE UNBORN
DEVOTION TO THE SAINTS
Mass is celebrated twice weekly in the school chapel. Great care is taken to make this celebration reverent, dignified and beautiful.
Mass is celebrated in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite and the students are able to respond and sing their parts in both Latin and English.
Student have a strong repertoire of traditional Church music in both Latin and English and are familiar with several Mass Ordinaries in both Gregorian and simple Polyphonic styles.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Students are prepared for the first reception of the Sacraments of Penance, Holy Communion and Confirmation.
The Sacrament of Penance is offered in the school for both Primary and Secondary students on a monthly basis.
Adoration and Benediction are also made available by our local priests who minister to the school.
HOLY MASS WEEKLY