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As a Roman Catholic school, Everest Academy aims to help students grow in their spiritual life. We offer solid instruction on Catholic faith and morals, as well as opportunities for confession, daily reception of the Eucharist, and special all-school Masses. Our students also learn the basics of prayer and grow in their personal relationship with Christ, benefiting from the closeness of the Legionary chaplain and the faith-filled witness of their teachers.
Celebration of the Eucharist
As the “source and summit of the Christian life,” the Celebration of the Eucharist is a central part of school life at Everest Academy. Students are encouraged to participate in various aspects of the Mass. This active participation helps young people live out this sacred mystery and grow in faith.
All-school Masses are held every Friday at 2:10 pm, as well as on feast days and other special occasions. There is also morning Mass offered at 7:15 am on Tuesdays-Thursdays in the school chapel, except on days when there is an all-school Mass, and is open to all who would like to attend.
A "Teaching Mass" is held monthly for the Pre-Kindergarten classes at 8:05 am (directly after drop-off). Please contact the school office for more information on upcoming dates.
Daily Visits to the Eucharist:
The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the school's chapel: students are encouraged to meet and speak with Jesus who is there for each one to make these visits; feel free to visit the chapel during the course of the school day before and after school, or during breaks. Time with the Blessed Sacrament will help the student build a prayerful and ever-deepening relationship with Christ. In addition, periodic class visits to the chapel are scheduled into the calendar during the school year. Out of respect for Christ, a prayerful and reverent attitude is maintained in the chapel. As a sign of our belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, students are expected to maintain a dignified demeanor while in the chapel and genuflect when entering and leaving the chapel.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation deepens our relationship with Christ and strengthens us in our disposition to live a life of virtue and love. It frees us from the burden of our sins and offers sanctifying grace. The sacrament is highly encouraged and is formally available to students who have received their First Reconciliation during scheduled adoration visits, other announced times, and by appointment during non-school hours. The Sacrament of Confession is available daily on request and weekly. Each class has the opportunity to participate in the sacrament of confession once per month.