2021 Communion Breakfasts
Seniors – April 17
Online Spiritual Resources
Catholic Faith Network – View daily and Sunday Mass
Communicating with the Offices of the Chaplains and Campus Ministry
If you would like to talk to someone about your faith or have a spiritual concern, you may reach out to any of the following people:
About the A.R.K.
The Kellenberg Memorial experience is primarily a faith experience in the context of a school community. The religious life of the school centers around the ARK. The ARK is our campus ministry center. The word ARK stands for Apostolic Response at Kellenberg. Known for its spiral staircase, the ARK is home for our religious activities and serves as the place that organizes the faith life of our school.
Each day at Kellenberg Memorial is a religious experience.
By Phoenix writer Edward Jansen, ’21: The new Student Life Center hosted an event through Kellenberg’s Aquinas League with students and faculty from the Viscardi
By Mary O’Connor, ’21: On the third Faith Friday of the 2020-2021 school year, students prayed the Stations of the Cross with a school-made video
By Edward Jansen, ’21: Kellenberg’s most recent Faith Friday featured guest speaker Jackie Mulligan, a nutritionist and entrepreneur who founded Reform Wellness, a program intent
By Isabel Connolly, ’23: On February 5th, Kellenberg had its second Faith Friday, a gathering recently implemented to give students the opportunity for prayer, reflection,
Daily Mass is offered before the beginning of the school day at 7:20 a.m. in Maria Regina – Chapel of Our Lady. All the members of the Kellenberg Memorial family may attend–students, parents, family members, faculty and staff.
The school day begins with a short prayer video in homeroom which is broadcast over the school television system. The spirit of prayer continues through the entire day with prayer before each class, with the daily recitation of the Angelus at noon (during the Easter Season, the Regina Coeli) and with our final prayer, the “Three O’Clock Prayer,” at the end of the day.
Students have the opportunity to attend the Midday Prayer Service which is held before each of the lunch periods. Led by Seniors, this short service provides time to slow down and experience God as a daily routine in the school day.
On the Feast of The Triumph of the Cross, the year spiritually begins when the entire school gathers outside near the cross for an opening Prayer Service. The Feast of The Triumph of the Cross is a focal moment at Kellenberg Memorial, a time where we recall the power of God’s love for us and his triumph over sin and death.
Each month the entire school comes together for the celebration of the Eucharist. Three Masses are celebrated simultaneously in the auditorium, gymnasium and cafeteria.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is held annually for the entire student body and also available at any time from one of the priests on the staff.
Special emphasis is given to the liturgical seasons of Advent, Lent and Easter. One major focal point at these times is the school-wide Prayer Service which is presented by the Kellenberg Memorial students.
Each year the Kellenberg Memorial Family gathers for an annual communion breakfast. Mass is celebrated in the auditorium followed by breakfast in the cafeteria. There are two communion breakfasts, one for the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, and the other for the 10th, 11th and 12th grades on Palm Sunday.
The Christmas Midnight Mass is celebrated each year in the auditorium for the Kellenberg Memorial Family. The celebration begins at 11:30 p.m. with traditional Christmas carols sung by the chorus.
As a Marianist school, particular emphasis is given to Mary as Mother of God. The Rosary Prayer Service is held in conjunction with the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. In addition, each May we crown Mary our Mother in the presence of our entire school community. Throughout the course of the year, other Marian feasts are highlighted.
Students are encouraged to become involved in the many religious and service activities which are conducted in school. Students are invited to join in the prayer of the Universal Church before each lunch period. Midday prayer is recited in the Maria Regina student chapel.
Faith Fridays are held throughout the school year by division. The Theme of Faith Friday is building relationships through a Community of Faith. These spiritual events are planned on the school calendar on Fridays throughout the year.
Retreat Programs at Kellenberg Memorial
Emmanuel Retreat House
The third floor of Kellenberg Memorial serves as our on-campus retreat center. All students participate in retreats, either by homeroom or by grade, as well as retreats for all athletic teams, clubs, and activities.
In Junior and Senior year, all students have the option of an over-night retreat in the Emmanuel Retreat House.
Stella Maris Retreat House
Located on Champlin Creek off the Great South Bay in Islip, NY, Stella Maris Retreat House, acquired in 2018, hosts retreats for Kellenberg Memorial’s Freshman Homerooms, Athletic teams, clubs, and apostolic activities.
The Retreat House also serves as home to our Crew team which uses Champlin Creek for training and practice.
Founders Hollow Retreat House
This 200-acre plot of scenic property in upstate New York was acquired by the Province of Meribah to augment apostolic and retreat work. Founder’s Hollow is named in honor of Father William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Society of Mary, who was beatified by Pope John II on September 32 3, 2000 in Rome, Italy. Various activities and athletic teams may use the facility for retreats, workshops, work weekends, seminars and training programs of an educational nature. All activities at Founder’s Hollow are coordinated by the Director of Founder’s Hollow.
Parish Religious Education Practicum (P.R.E.P.)
Kellenberg Memorial High School students have the opportunity to perform service to the local church by instructing children in religious doctrine through the Religious Education Programs of various parishes. Kellenberg Memorial High School provides transportation and supervision for this instruction in ten local parishes. Students are also encouraged to teach in their home parishes and will receive credit for the program.
The Universal Church
World Youth Day Pilgrims
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
The ARK sponsors First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the school day in the Maria Regina Chapel. All members of the Kellenberg Memorial Family are welcome to attend. The Eucharistic Ministers will sponsor a prayer experience to begin Adoration during each period of the school day.
XLT (Exalt) is an intense worship experience centered around Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. On one Wednesday evening a month, students are invited to join their classmates and faculty for dinner, a presentation by a notable speaker and prayer.
The Sodality of Our Lady of the Pillar
The Sodality of Our Lady of the Pillar takes its origins from Father Chaminade and the work of the earliest Marianists. The Sodality movement became a great source for evangelizing youth after the turmoil of the French Revolution in an age where the practice of religion was almost nonexistent. At Kellenberg Memorial the Sodality has several goals:
- To foster awareness of our baptismal commitment to live as a Christian.
- To develop a greater sense of Christian community in each individual Sodality group. Jesus founded a community and it is the goal of Sodality to make each member realize the strengths that come from being in and praying with others.
- To acquire a deeper knowledge of Jesus and Mary by discussing and praying the Scriptures.
- To reflect on serious faith and moral issues which touch the lives of a young person today.
These goals are achieved through:
- Weekly Sodality Meetings are held every Monday beginning at 3:00 p.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. This time is considered so valuable that no other school activities are scheduled at this time.
- Students are encouraged to participate in retreats, religious activities and community volunteer programs. Because no other activity meets during Sodality, participation is not listed as a school activity.
All students enrolled in grades nine through twelve are eligible for joining Sodality. The Sodality groups are faith evolving groups, where the individual can grow spiritually with the same Faculty Moderator and group each year. The Sodality groups are organized according to division by the Directors of Sodality.