Spiritual Resources

As a Jesuit and Catholic institution, Canisius High School is committed to providing ongoing pastoral care and support to students, families, alumni, and friends. To this end, priests and lay ministers are available to fill pastoral needs. CHS staff can always be contacted directly, but the Campus Ministry office can also assist by reaching out to priests or lay ministers as needed.

A short summary of CHS’ spiritual resources is below. Anyone is welcome to contact the Campus Ministry office if an additional need arises.

Eucharistic Celebrations

Daily Mass: Mass is celebrated each school day at 7:45 AM in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart. All are welcome. On Holy Days of Obligation, or days when other school-wide liturgies are held, daily Mass is replaced with a larger Mass during the school day.

School-Wide Celebrations: CHS celebrates Holy Days of Obligation and other occasions with school-wide liturgies that take place in the Auditorium at 10:00 AM. The schedule for these celebrations can be found on the school calendar. Parents, alumni, and friends are always welcome.

Masses for Specific Groups: Athletic teams and other groups may schedule a Mass with Campus Ministry. Parents are always welcome to attend a Mass of this nature with their sons.

Other Sacraments

Reconciliation: Reconciliation services are held during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Appointments for Reconciliation can also be made with any of the priests at CHS or by contacting the Campus Ministry office.

Visiting the Sick: We wish to offer support to all of our families who face a medical problem. Pastoral visits and the Anointing of the Sick can be requested by contacting Campus Ministry. We will try to schedule a visit based on availability.

Prayer Ministry

Mass Intentions: All are welcome to request a Mass intention for the faithful departed or for someone in need. Mass cards are available at our receptionist’s desk. Mass intentions are generally offered at the 7:45 AM Mass.

Community Prayer Book: There is a community prayer book at the entrance to the Chapel. All are welcome to add their petitions. We pray for these intentions at every Mass offered in our school.

CHS Community Intentions: The prayers of the CHS community can also be requested by contacting the principal’s office with a specific need. These intentions are added to the community prayer book and are also shared with faculty, staff, and administration.