Each Monday the entire school gathers in the gym to pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, a devotion based on the visions of Jesus reported by Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938). A Polish nun canonized in 2000, Faustina stated that she received the prayer through visions and conversations with Jesus, who made specific promises regarding the recitation of the prayer.
Some 8th graders have this to say about our Chaplet prayers:
"Chaplet is a good way to start out my week. It makes my week better. It gets me focused to start classes."
"It puts my mind in a spot where I can focus on school."
"Chaplet inspires me to become a better person and makes our community more kind. It will give me good memories as I move on to high school."
"As a school we meet and pray. It is a good jump start to our week."
"Chaplet helps me to wake up. It makes me think positive."
"I like that it is student-led. The students do the work so it makes them feel good aboutit. They put the effort into it."