All-School Masses: John Carroll’s All-School Masses are scheduled throughout the school year. Parents, parish priests and youth ministers are welcome to celebrate Mass with our school community and are asked to check in at the front office.
Aug. 5 at 8:30 a.m.: Faculty Mass in the chapel
Aug. 6 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Faculty Day Retreat at Quail Creek Plantation
Aug. 15 at 1:30 p.m.: All-School Mass/Assumption of Mary
Aug. 18-19: Alpha Leadership Overnight Retreat
Aug. 29: Freshman Class Day Retreat
Sept. 24: Parts of the Mass instruction in all religion classes
Sept. 26 at 10:45 a.m.: Mass of the Holy Spirit with Bishop Barbarito/Annual Awards Ceremony
Oct. 22 at 10:45 a.m.: All-School Mass/Junior Ring Ceremony
Oct. 25: Alpha to attend St. Anastasia Catholic School Eighth Grade Retreat
Nov. 1 at 9:45 a.m.: K-12 Mass/All Saints Day
Nov. 14: Sophomore Class Day Retreat
Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.: All-School Advent Penance Service
Jan. 25: Alpha at St. Anastasia Confirmation Retreat
Jan. 30 at 1:30 p.m.: Grandparents’ Mass/2020 Catholic Schools Week
Feb. 6: Junior Class Day Retreat
Feb. 21: Alpha to attend St. Anastasia Catholic School Seventh Grade Retreat
Feb. 26 at 10:45 a.m.: All-School Mass/Ash Wednesday
March 5: Senior Class Day Retreat
March 12 at 10 a.m.: All-School Lenten Penance Service
March 27-29: “Speaking to Sparrows” Overnight Girls’ Retreat
April 3 at 10:45 a.m.: Stations of the Cross Prayer Service
April 7 at 11 a.m.: Alpha at Chrism Mass at St. Ignatius Loyola
April 24: 2020-21 Alpha at St. Anastasia Catholic School Sixth Grade Retreat
April 30 at 10:45 a.m.: All-School Mass/Senior Farewell
May 13 at 6 p.m.: Baccalaureate Mass at St. Anastasia Catholic Church with reception hosted by the Parents’ Society to follow in the Parish Center
Penance Services: John Carroll Penance Services are held twice a year during the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent. Priests from our local parishes attend these special services and offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to students, faculty and staff.
Day Retreats: Students in each grade level are required to attend a Day Retreat for their grade level during the school year. Day Retreats take place during the school day and are not optional. These special days are designed to be a positive religious and social experience for all students in each class. Parents and families of seniors are asked to write letters to their sons and daughters prior to their retreat and will be collected by the Director of Campus Ministry for distribution on their special day.
Retreats: Weekend retreats are offered to students in grades 10-12. Participation is voluntary but highly encouraged. These spiritual encounters are a great opportunity to step away from the routines and stress of daily life and spend time with other John Carroll students who share a desire to strengthen their friendships and relationship with God.
2019 “Speaking to Sparrows” Girl’s Overnight Retreat at Lake Aurora