Faith and spirituality are an integral part of daily school life. The Basilian Fathers invite the entire school community to make prayer and spirituality a central priority. Through the Office of Spiritual Life, they ensure the coordination of all activities in this regard.
The school’s spiritual life consists of daily all-school morning prayer, daily classroom prayers, all-school end-of-week prayer, a regular routine of liturgical celebrations (daily Mass, homeroom Masses, grade-level Masses, all-school Masses, penitential services, and community service celebrations), days of retreat and recollection for staff and students, volunteer community service activity days for staff and students, and ministry to the city’s needy through food drives and other fundraising initiatives.
The Basilian Fathers are always available to staff and students for pastoral care, personal and spiritual counselling, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Office of Spiritual Life offers a safe and welcoming environment where students may receive assistance and counselling with personal challenges and difficulties. When necessary, it works with families and makes referrals to outside agencies and professionals.
The spiritual life of our community nourishes the faith development of our students. Our Catholic, liberal arts education and formation of mind, body, and soul help our students to discover and accept that human excellence is never separated from good and right relationships with God, self, and neighbour.
Each student at St. Michael’s takes a Theology course every year. Theology assists the student to grow more familiar with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Church, to live a fuller Christian life, and to formulate answers to many of the challenging questions posed by our modern world. The faith and spiritual life of our school inspire us all to grow in goodness, discipline, and knowledge.