Where two or three of you gather,
there I am in your midst.
Celebrating Mass as a school community is the greatest form of prayer at Trinity Academy. The celebration of the Mass is our primary source of renewal for our life in Christ.
We join the Saint Aloysius parish community to celebrate Mass on all holydays. Mass is also celebrated on each First Friday school is in session. First Friday Masses are attended by all students- and parents and friends are always invited and welcome to join with us in prayer and celebration.
Grades three through eight are all assigned a mass during the year. Students and teachers in coordination with the priest celebrant prepare for and lead the congregation in prayer. The Choir rehearses the chosen hymns and leads the congregation in praising the Lord in song. Students get the unique opportunity to read the Scriptures, be altar servers, and present the bread and wine for consecration.
Prayer Services are held several times during the year. The school year begins with and ends with Prayer Services. Liturgical and secular seasons such as Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Catholic School’s Week, Lent and Easter are also marked with special Prayer Services.
Our pre-kindergarten and primary grade students lead us in prayer during these Liturgical Celebrations and remind us of the importance of welcoming the Lord in our hearts and homes.
Encouraging our children to join together in prayer and actively participate in the celebration of the Mass is an integral part of our mission as a Catholic School.
Second grade is a special year for any Catholic - a year celebrated by the reception of two very special Holy sacraments: First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. For Trinity students, these sacraments are particularly memorable as they prepare and celebrate with their classmates all year long.
Preparation for First Reconcilation begins in the first grade with students learning the Act of Contrition. In second grade, teachers reinforce the teachings of Christ and the meaning of these two sacraments throughout the year across the curriculum. As a result, Trinity second graders are continually preparing for their sacraments and gain depth in understaning their meaning.
In addition to their preparation at school, students also attend their Parish sacramental retreats and receive their sacraments with their parish peers.
Following their first reconcilliation, students in grades third through eigth celebrate reconcilliation together bi-annually in preparation for Christmas and Easter.
The second grade year culminates in a grand celebration - the Second Grade Mass and May Crowning. Trinity Academy second graders dress in their first communion finest and gather together to crown the Blessed Virgin Mary with their fellow Trinity students, faculty, families and friends.
Every year parents are astounded to see their young children take to the pulpit to read the scriptures and deftly lead the congregation through the liturgy.