At Marquette High, the faith development of all students is encouraged and guided through a program of individual and group activities.
Our theology curriculum, a dynamic retreat program, expansive community service opportunities, sacramental life and prayer groups help shape the faith experience of students.
Seniors take turns leading the student body each day in morning prayer.
St. Ignatius believed that he received a gift from God that not only enriched his own Christian life but was meant to be shared with others. The gift was a "method," a way to seek and find God in all things and to gain the freedom to let God's will be done on earth. This way of praying allowed Ignatius to discover the voice of God within his own heart and to experience a growth in familiarity with God's will. Jesuits call this prayer their daily examen of consciousness.
At midday, students, faculty and staff, stop to pray the examen. This is a prayer where we try to find the movement of the Spirit in our daily lives as we reflect on our day. Through this method of praying students can grow in a sense of self and the Source of self, and become more sensitive to their own spirit with its longings, its powers, its Source. They will develop an openness to receive the supports that God offers.
Students may attend morning liturgy (7:20 a.m. daily) or Thursday afternoon liturgies. All students are required to attend All-School liturgies, which include the traditional Jesuit Mass of the Holy Spirit and special Church holidays.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at the beginning of the school year, during Advent and Lent, as part of Marquette High’s retreat program and upon request in the Pastoral Center.