Religious worship is an integral part of a child’s growth and a central part of the school’s Catholic identity. Each class attends Mass one day a week; and the entire school attends Mass on the first Friday of each month when school is in session. First Friday Masses are student-led where the children participate in every aspect of the Mass, including bible readings, responsorial psalms, intentions, altar serving, and the choir. Members of the faculty and staff are trained as Eucharistic Ministers and participate in the school Masses, as well. Throughout the year, students lead Prayer Services in addition to First Friday Masses.
When school is in session, St. Dominic’s students also attend Mass together on Holy Days of Obligation. Special occasions, like the Feast of St. Francis where we encourage students to bring their pets to Mass for a special blessing, also play an important role in our school’s liturgical practices. Families are welcomed to celebrate these liturgies with the school community.