Masses and Liturgies
Christian Brothers’ High School Lewisham is unambiguously a Catholic school.
We know from what they share with us on retreats that most of our students feel the reality of God in their lives. Our students realise that, for them, the will of God is found in the work of the school and the human relationships of each day. The religious dimension is harder to quantify than other areas of school life and does not lend itself readily to such things as results in formal exams. We strive to build a culture and a climate at Lewisham that reinforces the conviction that a way of living based on the teaching of Jesus Christ provides the model that one needs to lead a rich and fulfilling life.
Each school year commences with an Opening School Mass. Every five years, a tradition has been established that this Mass takes place in our city’s home church, St Mary’s Cathedral. This occasion is an opportunity for the school community to pray together, and brings into focus the values that mark Christian Brothers’ High School as a Catholic school.
Throughout the year, other opportunities exist for the prayerful expression of our faith. From class, to year group to whole school liturgies, through to Mother & Son and Father & Son Masses, our Catholic life is proudly celebrated and enriched.
The Chapel serves as a quiet and sacred space amidst the busyness of school life and is always available for private prayer. Lunchtime prayer is offered for students each Wednesday with particular emphasis on Lenten programs and devotion to Mary during the months of May and October.
The Chapel seats 150 people comfortably and is used for Year Group Masses, Reconciliation and Religious Education classes as needed.