Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School is more than a school. It is a Catholic school community seeking to live out its faith. Opportunities are provided during the school year to celebrate our faith, as well as deepen our commitment to the Gospel Message.
Students participate in many aspects of the religious life at CHS. Examples of such activities are celebrations of Eucharist and Reconciliation, daily Religion class, morning prayer, class and/or school retreats, an overnight retreat experience for 11th and 12th grades, and Days of Recollection.
At Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, we to take a three faceted approach to Religion instruction.
The first facet is Informational – We offer courses in Hebrew & Christian Scripture, Human Sexuality, Prayer & Sacraments, Christian Moral Decision-making, Church History, Comparative Religions, Christian Lifestyles, & Justice Issues.
The second facet is Formational – At Catholic High we have regular liturgical and para-liturgical celebrations. We celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation twice each year (with approximately 70% participation). We are blessed with the gracious participation of the region’s priests at these celebrations. We mark several significant events (Rite of Passage, Baccalaureate) with liturgy. We also have daily morning prayer, in homeroom, Advent & Lenten prayer, and individual liturgies for the foreign language classes, in their language of study.
The third facet, of which we are justly proud, is Transformational – We have peer-led retreats for all four years. The 9th & 10th graders have one day retreats in the spring. We call these GENESIS & KOINOS. The 11th grade has a three day, two night retreat called KAIROS. The 12th grade has a two day, overnight retreat – KRONOS.
We try to give the students a chance to get in touch with their relationship to God. As we all know, this portion of our program is as much about "planting seeds" as making change. We hope that both things happen. Our students serve as Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors at all of our celebrations and help with the planning and preparation of all services.