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“Faith is the substance of all things……” Hebrews 11: 1
 
Mater Dei Prep fosters a climate of appreciation for faith and spiritual values and offers its students encouragement and hope in their personal journey of faith. Mater Dei Prep’s spirit of community is strengthened by coming together to celebrate our Catholic faith and reliance on God. Students have countless opportunities throughout the school year to nurture their spirituality and to experience the joys and responsibilities of helping others by sharing their talents and time. Mater Dei Prep Chaplain, Fr. Richard Osborn, is available to all students to discuss questions about the Faith or just to talk. 
PRAYER LIFE
  • We begin each day with prayer.
  • We begin each school year with prayer.
  • We prayerfully follow the liturgy of the Church throughout the school year.
RETREATS
 
Each year time is set aside for students to participate in retreats. The goal of the retreats are for the students to deepen their own faith, hope and love of God.

For many students, the highlight of their faith formation experience at Mater Dei Prep comes during Kairos, a four day/three night spiritual retreat for students in their senior year. Kairos is a unique faith formation experience where senior students have an intense and extremely personal encounter with God. Guided by a priest and led by their peers, students examine their role in God’s community.
CHRISTIAN SERVICE
 
Christian Service is an integral part of the Mater Dei Prep experience and permeates our school culture. The Student Advisory Board runs food, clothing, Christmas toy, and Easter candy drives throughout the year. Campus Ministry assists in coordination of these activities. In addition, Campus Ministry provides opportunities for “hands on” work in soup kitchens, after-care programs, nursing homes and food banks.