Worship, in its most simplistic definition means to love God and be loved by Him. Since our relationship with God is most powerfully expressed in our worship, St. Francis of Assisi School students, staff, and friends celebrate Mass together on Tuesday mornings at 9:15 a.m.
Rochester Catholic Schools believes active participation in leading worship is essential to honoring, pleasing, and understanding God. At St. Francis of Assisi School, our classrooms rotate planning for our weekly Masses so that all students will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the greatest purpose of the church: worship. Students will serve as greeters, choir members, altar servers, lectors or gift bearers. Not only does this promote student involvement in Mass planning, but it also provides opportunities for formative experiences in fine arts, leadership, and public speaking.
As part of our school tradition, we strive to exit the church in silence so as to respect those who are engaged in prayer. At the end of every school Mass, the congregation kneels and prays in silence for the next person who will pray in the same space. This beautiful tradition reminds us of the greater Church of which we are a part.