Spiritual Opportunities

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

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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