Faith Formation

Spiritually vibrant with Christ's love

At Ursuline, Catholic Christian Identity and core values are firmly embedded in the Academy’s mission and heritage. The spirit of St. Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursuline order, is instilled in the daily life of the school through curricular and co-curricular activities as well as liturgies and special programs, including:

  • Four years of study in Theology
  • Regular school-wide celebrations of the Eucharist
  • Opportunities to pray, study, worship, and serve
  • Weekly celebrations of the Eucharist in the Ursuline chapel
  • Prayer to begin and end each day

Students gather regularly for worship, spiritual enrichment, and sacramental life. At least twice a semester, students also attend daily Mass and are given the opportunity to participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent.

There is an ecumenical spirit at Ursuline which respects the various faith traditions in the classroom, and welcomes students from other faiths.

“I am with you always, lending aid to your prayers.”

— St. Angela Merici


The Ursuline curriculum provides education that allows students to grow in their faith, challenging them to meaningful service. Students explore their relationship with God and what it means to be a disciple in the 21st century. The goal is for students to make their faith a lived reality and the beginning of lifelong spiritual growth. Faculty recognize each student as a child of God, one who deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and approached with pastoral care.

Annual Class Retreats

Each year at class retreats, students strengthen their bond with classmates and discover new ways to guide their faith journey and personal growth.

Peer Ministry

Student Peer Ministers assist with monthly all-school Masses and prayer services for the entire school community (i.e. Peace One Day, Thanksgiving, and Lenten services). Peer Ministry class develops student leadership to minister to support the larger community. Peer Ministry students, through the guidance of their teacher, plan all-school liturgies, serve as Eucharistic ministers, develop prayer services and reflections, and lead reflections.

Bishop and three students.

Student speaking in church.

Students taking communion.