Embracing faith, family and education

Liturgical Life

The Nazareth Academy High School students, faculty and staff are a community of faith.  Opportunities are provided through which students and faculty deepen their relationship and understating of God and the Church.  Some examples of experiences provided to foster a climate of faith include:

Daily Morning Prayer

It is Nazareth Academy High School's tradition for students to participate in school wide prayer to begin the school day.  Led by the student leadership team, students pray daily for the personal intentions of their classmates, teachers, and staff members.

Prayers Before the Start of Class

At Nazareth, we open each class session with a prayer.  One prayer that is encouraged to be said is the prayer through the intercession of our Founder, Blessed Mary Jesus the Good Shepherd.

O most blessed Trinity we praise and thank you for the example your servant,
Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd, has given us by imitating the life and
virtues of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Grant us the grace we ask through her intercession for your greater glory for the
sanctification of souls and for the extension of your kingdom on earth. Amen.

School Liturgies

As a student body, we also gather for special liturgical ceremonies and masses throughout the school year.  These masses include liturgical class celebrations, seasonal liturgies, and special liturgies for community and staff celebration.  Often times the celebration of mass is the first and last events that our girls will attend as students of Nazareth Academy High School.  In the spring of a student's 8th grade year, registered students are welcome to our beautiful chapel along with their families for our New Student Mass and Reception which serves as the first time a class will come together as Nazareth students.  At the end of each school year, graduating seniors celebrate their Commencement Ceremonies again by gathering in Chapel for their Baccalaureate Mass.

Prayer Zone

Every Thursday during Activity Period, students have the opportunity to participate in the saying of the Rosary.  Students are able to take time out of their busy school day to reflect and pray for their own special intentions.  Many gather in Chapel to ask God to watch over their families, help them with an upcoming test,  or simply thank God for all he has given them.