Liturgical Offerings

Here at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, students are encouraged to develop themselves spiritually.  We offer students numerous opportunities to develop their relationship with God.

Morning Mass

At 7:30 every morning, morning mass is offered in the Chapel to any STA community member who wishes to participate. All are invited to begin the day by hearing the Word of God and receiving the Eucharist.
Morning Mass

Morning Prayers

All members of the STA community join in prayer each day during the homeroom period. During this prayer time, the special intentions of students, staff and alumni are offered, in addition to listening to a short reflection.

School Masses

Mass is celebrated for the students multiple times throughout the school year, both with their individual classes, and with the school as a whole. Individual grades ordinarily celebrate Mass on both their first and last day of school. The school community gathers together to celebrate Mass on various occasions, such as before Christmas, in celebration of Catholic Schools Week and on any holy days of obligation.
School Mass

Liturgical Rituals

Through their religion classes, students have the opportunity to experience various prayer rituals such as the Blessing of the Throats on the Feast of St. Blaise, receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday or taking part in the sacrament of Reconciliation. In addition, during Holy Week, a modern version of the Stations of the Cross is presented as a prayer ritual to each grade level.
Blessing of the School

Student Organizations

Throughout the year, members of our athletic teams, theatrical productions, musical groups or other clubs and organizations may gather together for a prayer ritual that may include a reading from Scripture, a sharing of intentions and the STA favorite "God is a Good God!" chant.
Team Blessing in Chapel

Prayer Club

From Matthew 21:22 "And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith." Praying together is a critical element of spiritual development at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. The Prayer Club meets at the beginning of the lunch periods throughout the week to pray for the special intentions of the STA community.