CHRISTIAN LIFE

AT MOTHER CATHERINE ACADEMY

OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Mother Catherine Catholic School instills in our students self respect, self reliance, compassion and love. Christian values are fundamental to the lessons we teach every day. We are inspired by the virtuous life and selfless life of southern Maryland’s daughter, Mother Catherine Spalding. Our Catholic school program is accredited by the Archdiocese of Washington, and we are blessed by the five neighboring parishes: the clergy and congregations of Our Lady of the Wayside, Immaculate Conception, St. Josephs, Sacred Heart, and Holy Angels who contribute so much to our school.


SCHOOL CHAPEL

Our Catholic school students have the opportunity to visit the Blessed Sacrament during the day at the chapel in the east side of our building. This provides a quiet, special place for students to spend time in prayer.

WEEKLY MASS

Students and teachers of Mother Catherine Academy prepare the liturgy for  weekly Mass held in the school auditorium on Tuesday mornings at 9am. Priests from local parishes graciously take turns visiting our school to celebrate Mass

CATHOLIC SERVICE

At Mother Catherine Academy, we find many ways to dedicate our time and talents to serve the community. We strive to model Jesus’ example of service to others. Following is a partial list of ways we reach out to others each school year.

  • Participate in the St. Jude’s Math-a-thon
  • Participate in Jump Rope For Heart
  • Collect donations for the local nursing home residents
  • Collect food donations for the local food pantry
  • Collect coins during Lent, and give to a charity of student choice
  • Buy Christmas presents for local children in need
  • Other projects we have done include
  • Creating care packages for our military services
  • Cookies for Cancer
  • Quilts for veterans
  • Collecting donations for the recent natural disaster victims

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

During Lent, students in grades 3 to 7 take turns leading the school in Stations of the Cross on Thursday mornings. Stations begin at 7:55 am. Our culminating event for Lent occurs on Holy Thursday with our 8th graders presenting the Living Stations. This is one of the most moving events of the school year.


ROSARY

During the months of October and May our students gather in the auditorium at 7:55 am to begin the school day by praying a decade of the rosary, led by our 8th graders.