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Catholic Life and Worship


“Dear young people, the happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face: it is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in the Eucharist. Only he gives the fullness of life to humanity! With Mary, say your own “yes” to God, for he wishes to give himself to you.” 

-Pope Benedict XVI




Mass Schedule

Celebrating Mass is essential to the life of our community. Students are encouraged to be active participants in this monthly liturgy. They are given the opportunity to do this in two ways: (1) full, conscious and active participation as a member of the congregation; and, (2) assisting in the liturgy as readers, altar servers, Eucharistic Ministers, or choir members. No matter the individual’s denomination, we welcome all to celebrate with us as we gather joyfully around the table of the Lord. Parents, guardians, alumni and families are welcome to join us for any and all of our celebrations.

2023-24 All-School Mass schedule: 

Wednesday, September 13
Wednesday, October 11
Wednesday, November 1: All Saints' Day
Friday, December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday, January 31: Celebration of Catholic Schools Week
Wednesday, February 14: Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 20
Wednesday, April 17
Wednesday, May 15
Wednesday, May 22: Baccalaureate Mass, 6PM, Basilica of St. Paul


Daily Mass is celebrated in our chapel on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 7:20 AM. This is open to all students, families, faculty and staff. 


Class Days of Reflection

A Day of Reflection is an opportunity to withdraw from ordinary activities for a period of time and grow in relationship with God and one another. Every year, students will engage in a Day of Reflection with their classmates. These active, engaging experiences are a graduation requirement. It is our hope and prayer that our students will graduate with a real sense of who Christ is in their lives and how they are to live the call of Christian Discipleship in the world.

Prayer & Liturgical Opportunities

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” --Philippians 4:5-6

Among the greatest gifts we have as a Catholic Christian community is the gift of prayer.  We share this gift by making known to God our desire for the good of our community and our deep concern for its individual members. It is through prayer that we begin our day and it is through prayer that we end our day.

The Church has also gifted us with many wonderful liturgical celebrations apart from the Mass. During their time at Father Lopez, students are given the opportunity to participate in the sacrament of reconciliation, Prayer at the Cross, and many other experiences of communal prayer. 


Father Lopez School Prayer

Dear Lord,
We ask that you bless the community of Father Lopez Catholic High School.
Help u to uphold the virtues instilled her in your name,
That we may grow in knowledge and faith,
So that we may better serve you in all that we do. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Written by Thomas Makowski, Class of 2006