The foundation of Salesian High School is our Catholic faith. We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a variety of ways. All students study four years of religion to give an academic grounding to the teachings of the faith. Students study scripture, morality, the sacraments, social justice, the vocation of being a Christian gentleman, all in the context of Jesus, God and man.
The Youth Ministry program is comprised of students working alongside a group of faculty leaders. As a team, they are responsible for organizing and animated the Youth Ministry events throughout the year, including retreats, service opportunities and school masses. Youth Ministry meets twice a month. Being a part of the Youth Ministry program is a great opportunity to get involved and serve our school community.
Service and Community
Every student is asked to be involved in Christian community service. Salesian provides opportunities to assist in local soup kitchens, participate in Midnight Runs, become involved in the Salesians’ summer Gospel Roads program, work with young people at Camp Echo Bay or the Salesian Oratory, or be part of a mission trip to the Salesian parish in Belle Glade, Fla.
Liturgy and Prayer
The Youth Ministry program brings to life the faith that is taught in the classroom and integrates it into the students’ daily life. Daily Morning Mass is offered for all students and staff who wish to attend. Periodically, the entire school community gathers to celebrate Mass. Students assist in planning, serving, reading, and performing in the student-faculty choir. The sacrament of Penance is offered on a regular basis, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered monthly.
Wider Salesian Family
All students have the opportunity to participate in a retreat with their classmates, where students pause to consider the direction and focus of their lives. Some students also have the opportunity to attend retreats with students from other Salesian high schools in the eastern United States.