A major goal of St. Lucy’s is to encourage each student to grow towards mature Catholic Christian womanhood. The school provides opportunities for spiritual growth.
The school maintains a Prayer Room with the Blessed Sacrament in reserve. This room is open every day and is available to students before and after school and during break and lunch. It is also used by individual classes for group prayer. Students may write in the Book of Prayer Intentions and the Book of the Names of the Dead that are available in the Prayer Room. They are brought to the altar during each of the school Masses. Communion and Prayer Services are frequently held for students in the Prayer Room. The Priory Chapel is also used for student prayer services.
Throughout the course of the school year, Mass is celebrated on special occasions. Sophomores receive their St. Lucy’s medals and juniors receive their class rings at an all-school Mass.
The retreat program is an integral part of life at St. Lucy’s. St. Lucy’s provides a series of mandatory, full day class retreats for freshmen, sophomores and juniors in order to foster their spiritual growth and to build community.
Kairos is a voluntary senior retreat held at the Mater Dolorosa Retreat House in Sierra Madre. This four-day retreat provides students with the opportunity to continue developing and deepening their relationship with self, others and God. Information regarding Kairos is mailed to all senior parents. Sign-ups take place in the fall for the retreats. The fees and permission slips are due prior to each retreat.
St. Lucy’s encourages students to participate in Christian Service activities. St. Lucy’s students put their faith into action through school-sponsored works of compassion, peace, and justice as well as activities sponsored by their local churches and other worshipping communities. They are also involved in activities sponsored by their local communities, hospitals and convalescent homes, service clubs, etc.
Christian Service Awards
At the end of each year, students are recognized for their Christian Service efforts at an all-school Awards Ceremony. A minimum number of hours at each grade level is required for recognition.
Communion Services are celebrated daily at 7:45 a.m. in the Prayer Room. All are welcome to attend.
The first formal prayer of the day is read by the A.S.B. vice-president over the P.A. It is written by a member of the student body and reflects the overall atmosphere of the school on that particular day or in that particular season of the year. Religion classes begin with daily prayer.