Catholic Identity

Bishop Donahue exists first and foremost for the education of our young people in the Catholic Faith. It is the responsibility of the Religion and Campus Ministry Departments to co ordinate this process on all levels and in every aspect of the life of our school. The departments will provide ample opportunity for the students to attend Masses and the Sacraments, to be offered opportunities for retreats and service work. Furthermore, we will begin each day with a prayer. The Religion department will nurture a healthy spiritual life in the students of our school.

Students are invited to be actively involved in the organization of prayer services and liturgies as well as volunteer service. The sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are available and are celebrated regularly. Besides daily school prayer, there are class liturgies, special liturgies, and special prayer services during the year for parents and students. Campus Ministry promotes an Encounter and Retreat Program for all students. Campus Ministry also offers all students opportunities to participate in service work at the 18th Street Center, The Laughlin Chapel, Special Olympics, hospital visitation, and The Esopus Summer Camps in New York.

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