Student Life

Liturgy and Campus Ministry

As the source and summit of our lives, all of our liturgical action and worship is centered upon the Eucharist. As such, we celebrate both daily Masses and all-school weekly Masses at St. John XXIII. Students are expected to be dressed in full Mass uniform for our all-school Masses.

Mass Schedule:
Monday - 7:20am
Tuesday - 7:20am
Wednesday (All-School Mass) - 9:20am*
Thursday - 7:20am
Friday - 7:20am

*The All-School Mass may be celebrated on other days of the week for Solemnities, Holy Days of Obligation, and/or other special occasions.
Opportunities for students to be involved in Liturgy include serving as Lector, Altar Server, Member of the Choir, Musician, and Sacristan. Please contact Mrs. DeMois in Campus Ministry to volunteer.

In addition to the celebration of the Eucharist, SJ23 offers the following:
  • School-wide Penance services twice a year
  • Daily opportunities for individual confession
  • Eucharistic Adoration weekly in the chapel
  • The Angelus daily (Regina Coeli during the Easter season)
  • Morning prayer for the Liturgical Seasons and Celebrations
  • After School prayer
Parents are invited to offer an hour of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament in our chapel. This is a beautiful ministry coordinated and staffed by parent volunteers. To receive weekly emails with the sign-up for adoration, contact Mrs. DeMois at

Retreats at SJ23

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  • Class Level Retreats

    At St. John XXIII, we offer 4 Class Retreats, one for each grade level. These day-long retreats are mandatory and are held at an off-campus location. The themes for each grade level are as follows:
    The Freshmen retreat focuses on recognizing how Christ calls each of us to live a virtuous life.

    The Sophomore retreat will help students recognize the importance of detaching from those things that become obstacles in our relationship with Christ.
    The Junior retreat will focus on Servant Leadership as we prepare them to be Senior leaders of the school.

    The Senior retreat focuses on Encountering Christ as students prepare for the next step on their faith journeys.
  • Quest Retreat

    Our Freshmen and Sophomores may also participate in an optional weekend retreat, the Quest Retreat. Our Quest Retreat will be held twice a year and encourages students to strengthen their relationships with God and others while building community.
  • Campus Ministry Activities

    To further enhance the faith experiences of our students, extracurricular activities involve participation in our RISE bible study group, and our Pro Life Club. Finally, as we strive to introduce our students to opportunities of worship and prayerful surrender to the will of our Lord, we will participate in a variety of archdiocesan events, Life teen events, and Praise & Worship Nights.
  • Summer Programs

    We believe faith formation and development is an ongoing process and will continue to offer opportunities for spiritual growth throughout the summer months. We will be participating in events such as the Lone Star Steubenville Conference, the Archdiocesan Youth Conference, and of course, community service. At both the Lone Star Steubenville Conference and the Archdiocesan Youth Conference, students will hear exciting and informative presentations from outstanding national speakers and musicians, and make many new friendships – all while growing in their faith.
  • Parent Programs

    As always, we could not conduct such meaningful prayer experiences for our students without the support and help of our parent volunteers. We will need parents to pray for us,  chaperone, drive, prepare meals, donate snack items, and help with other duties that make each retreat and day of reflection special for our students. Remember that it is required for all chaperones to be trained through the Safe Haven program. Please contact Campus Ministry for additional information on the specific ways you can help!

Works of Mercy Service

The SJ23 Works of Mercy program inspires in our students a heart of service that grounds them in virtue and leads to a lifetime of sacrifice and generosity. Based on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as given to us by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 25:34-40), our students are inspired to see the face of Christ as they serve the needs of those less fortunate.

For more information contact Tyler Rohrman.

For Works of Mercy procedures click here.

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  • Freshman

    Students should earn 20 hours.
    Hours must be completed by January 31, 2025.
  • Sophomores

    Students should earn 25 hours.
    Hours must be completed by February 29, 2025.
  • Juniors

    Students should earn 25 hours.
    Hours must be completed by March 22, 2025.
  • Seniors

    Students should earn 30 hours.
    Hours must be completed by March 27, 2025.
St. John XXIII College Preparatory forms the hearts and minds of young men and women in a Christ-centered community dedicated to academic excellence, the pursuit of virtue, and service to others in the Tradition of the Catholic Church.