Student Life

Retreats & Liturgies

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CM’s Campus Ministry program conducts a multifaceted retreat program. Students in 7th through 10th grades attend a day-long retreat with their classmates during the school year. Each grade level focuses on a different theme. 
A retreat is an enduringly popular ancient practice of Christian spirituality. The general purpose of a retreat is for participants to take time to pause and step outside of one’s daily routines and practices, in order to reflect, rejuvenate, and gain new perspectives on one’s relationships and life. Led by faculty and student leaders, our retreat program offers a diversity of retreat experiences throughout the year, which are carefully designed to help students develop their spiritual lives. 

Retreat Programs

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  • 7th Grade Retreat/8th Grade Day of Service

    7th Grade Retreat/8th Grade Day of Service
    The 7th grade retreat is a half-day retreat that introduces students to the reflective themes of spirituality, relationships, and community building. On the same day, our 8th grade students engage in a day of service. They start at various service sites in the greater Boston area and finish the day with a conversation about their experience doing service.
  • Freshman Retreat

    Freshman Retreat: Being a Man of Faith and Character
    The freshman retreat is a day-long retreat centered on the themes of spirituality and healthy masculinity. It focuses on the life and story of our school’s founder, Blessed Edmund Rice, as a role model of being a man of faith and character.
  • Sophomore Retreat

    Sophomore Retreat: Who is my Neighbor?
    Our sophomores engage in a day-long retreat at a nearby church where they are invited to be open to the ways they can more fully embrace God. This year's theme was “Who is my neighbor?” Through speakers and small group discussions, the 10th graders reflected on the bonds that exist with their families, friends, and school.
  • Kairos

    The Kairos retreat is a well-known and popular retreat for juniors and seniors facilitated by Catholic high schools and colleges across the country. It is a profound experience of community and brotherhood that consists of a series of talks given by student leaders and adults, accompanied by various conversations and activities, with ample opportunity for free time and group bonding. The retreat is an overnight retreat taking part over three days. 
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As a school community, CM celebrates mass monthly on all holy days of obligation and celebrates special masses such as the Founder’s Day Mass to honor Blessed Edmund Rice, founder of the Congregation of Christian Brothers.

Other special masses include the Senior Commissioning Mass and the Mass of Peace and Justice. CM’s Campus Ministry coordinates all-school masses and Peer Ministers serve as lectors, altar servers, and eucharistic ministers. Celebrants from local parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston or local Catholic colleges and universities join us to celebrate liturgies.
Music is led by CM’s Liturgical Choir.

In addition to all-school masses, Campus Ministry coordinates a weekly mass each Wednesday held before school in the chapel. Attendance for Wednesday morning masses is optional and is open to everyone in the community, students, faculty, family, and friends.

Recent Celebrants

In addition to celebrating Mass, the Campus Ministry Office coordinates opportunities for students to receive the sacrament of Penance during certain periods of the liturgical year and offers opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration.

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  • Rev. Christopher Boyle

    Parochial Vicar, Gate of Heaven & Brigid Parishes
  • Fr. Michael Davidson

    Director of Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center at Boston College
  • Bishop Robert P. Reed

    President/CEO of Catholic TV
  • Fr. Oscar Pratt

    Pastor of Saint Katharine Drexel Parish in Roxbury Crossing
  • Rev. Carlos D. Suarez

    Assistant Vocation Director for Hispanic Ministries, Archdiocese of Boston
  • Rev. John Unni

    Pastor of St. Cecilia's Parish in Back Bay

Become a Man of Action at Catholic Memorial

CM prepares students for the rigors of college and beyond. While here, boys embark on service-learning opportunities, leadership development, and character formation programs inspiring them to become confident, courageous young men motivated to do good in the world. 

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    Catholic Memorial

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    West Roxbury, MA 02132
    P. (617) 469-8000
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About Us

Catholic Memorial, the Christian Brothers School of Boston, prepares boys for college, manhood and a world full of unknown challenges, ambiguity and complex problems and the importance of relationships.