Prayer at Brophy

Every day begins with prayer. Student leaders remind the community that we are in God’s loving presence and we open our hearts to God to start our day. We offer special prayer intentions for those families who may be experiencing loss or illness or who are facing a particular challenge that day. 

Brophy Chapel is a beautiful, quiet space where students can stop in for individual prayer or meditative time during the school day. Mass is offered at lunchtime on Thursdays for students, faculty and staff, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Wednesdays. Mass for the extended community is offered at 10 a.m. every Sunday.

Most recently, the Office of Faith and Justice introduced the Hallow app, a Catholic prayer app, as a mobile and innovative way for students to add prayer or meditation to their day.

The Daily Examen

Every full school day at Brophy, we pray the Examen. The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience. The method we use at Brophy is adapted from a technique described by Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. Once again, student leaders guide us, asking the three questions of the Examen for quiet reflection:

How is God at work in my life?
How have I responded to God’s presence in my life?
How am I being called to respond now?
Brophy’s faculty and staff gather for prayer every Thursday morning in the chapel at 7:45 a.m. A faculty member leads a reflection or offers scripture and then petitions are offered. We pray the Lord’s Prayer and ask God to give us the grace to do his work in our vocation as educators.

All-School Masses

The Brophy community gathers about once a month to celebrate Mass based on a theme or event that unites us in faith. The following are all-school Masses in a typical school year:

  • Mass of the Holy Spirit
  • Jesuit Heritage Mass
  • Solemnity of All Saints
  • Solemnity of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Mass to Celebrate the Dignity of All Life
  • Summit on Human Dignity Opening Mass
  • Transitions Mass
  • Baccalaureate Mass

Prayer Services and Other Sacramental Celebrations

  • Retreats Commissioning Liturgy
  • Jesuit Martyrs Prayer Service
  • Advent Reconciliation Services
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Lenten Reconciliation Services
  • Summit on Human Dignity Closing Prayer Service
  • Holy Thursday Prayer Service
  • Mother-Son Communion Mass
  • Father-Son Communion Mass