Liturgies -COVID Modifications for LiturgiesCampus Ministry provides a variety of invitations to worship. We try to create meaningful celebrations of the liturgy and to heighten awareness that Christianity and the message of Jesus are to be lived each day of our lives. Through the Lord's Supper, the words of the Gospel, and the songs and prayers of our liturgical celebrations, we are encouraged to:
- Live the message of liturgy each day of the week
- Be a Christian at school, home and in the wider community
- Live to ever know, love and serve God and one another
The Daily Examen takes place each day. When we are meeting virtually or in hyflex, these prayerful examinations of our day will be available online, offered by members of our lector community.
Masses or Liturgical Prayer Services take place every week. When we are on campus in the hyflex mode, we will be limited to fewer than 50 participants in the St. Aloysius school chapel; they will be livestreamed to the rest of the school community. During distance learning, we will make these services available as either livestream Masses or recorded Prayer Services. Once we return to a normal schedule, all will be welcome.
All School Liturgies take place four times during the year: the Feast of St. Robert Bellarmine in September, our annual Thanksgiving Prayer Service in late November, our Advent Mass with recent Bellarmine alums in December, and our Ash Wednesday Mass in the spring to begin the Season of Lent. During our distance learning model, we will livestream these services. When we return to campus in hyflex, we will have a small community gathered in the Ignatius Center with the rest participating through livestream. Once we return, everyone will be able to gather in the Ignatius Center for these celebrations.
Holy Days of Obligation will take place on the given day when we are in session either through livestream or face-to-face. We will either use the Ignatian Formation period or make a switch with our A-Day schedule.
Check the main school calendar for dates for any of the Masses, Liturgies, or Holy Days of Obligation.
Penance Services take place during the Advent (December) and Lent (springtime). They take place during theology classes and are led by our theology teachers and member of our Jesuit Community. We will only hold these when we are in hyflex or back to normal at school.
Campus Ministry at Bellarmine is an opportunity to minister and share one's gifts. Liturgical ministry offers students opportunities to serve others as liturgy planners, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and musicians and choir members. Please see below for applications:
- Eucharistic Ministers (New) - Due: 5/21/2021
- Eucharistic Ministers (Returning) - Due: 5/21/2021
- Lectors - Due: 5/21/2021
- Music Ministry - Applications available in the future
If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, contact Martha Parent. If you'd like to be a Lector, contact Rick Keller-Scholz. Contact Sam Booth if you are interested in playing an instrument or being in the choir for liturgies.