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. 

Sept. 10: All-school Mass with Bishop Barbarito at 10:45 a.m. (Alpha Induction) – Live streamed to classrooms

Oct. 8: All-school Mass at 10:45 a.m. – Live streamed to classrooms

Nov. 17: Mass of Thanksgiving at 10:45 a.m.

Nov. 19: Sophomore Retreat at John Carroll at 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 1: Advent Penance Service at 10 a.m. in the gym

Dec. 17: Freshmen Retreat at John Carroll at 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 28: Junior Retreat at John Carroll at 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Jan.31 – Feb. 6: Catholic Schools Week

Feb. 4: All-School Mass with Bishop Barbarito at 10:45 a.m. (Catholic Schools Week Mass and Junior Ring and Pinning Ceremony)

Feb. 11: St. Anastasia School Eighth Grade Retreat at Lake Aurora at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Feb. 17: All-School Mass for Ash Wednesday

March 4: Senior Retreat at John Carroll at 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

March 11: All-School Mass (Celebration of Grandparents) at 1:30 p.m. at St. Anastasia Church with reception to follow in the Parish Center

March 23: Lenten Penance Service at 10 a.m. in the gym

March 26-28: Sparrows Girls’ Retreat at Lake Aurora

May 6: All-School Mass at 10:45 a.m. (Senior Farewell Mass) at 10:45 a.m. at St. Anastasia Church

May 19: Baccalaureate Mass at 6 p.m. 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