In accordance with Newport Central Catholic’s history and traditions, our Catholic identity, and our mission as a Diocesan high school, our faith is infused into all school activities. From the classroom to the field to the stage and beyond, we teach our students in the faith by word and deed.
Additionally, we also offer various ways to practice the Catholic faith right on campus. Led by our pastoral staff, we regularly offer Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and other services.
Mass is usually celebrated in our Chapel every Friday at 7:25am. At this Mass, intentions from our school’s Book of Prayer Intentions (situated in the front lobby) are read.
Additionally, our classes are on a weekly rotation every semester to celebrate Mass together. All-school Masses are generally held in the gym for major feast days and school celebrations when we are in school.
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, all-school confessions are held to offer our students the opportunity to deepen their faith in those disciplined times of the liturgical year.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also made available on a regular basis throughout the school year. Rev. Paul Berscheid generally comes every Wednesday during lunchtime to hear confessions in the Chapel.
Chaplain’s Office Hours
Our school chaplain, Rev. Bill Appel, maintains an active role on campus. He holds office hours in the Michael J. Burke Academic Achievement and Guidance Center by appointment. He operates as both chaplain and Pastor Administrator at Newport Central Catholic.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Each new school year, students will be given a Service Project Packet. Students are required to complete one major community service project in the course of the school year where they will have the opportunity to partner with a local outreach agency. They are also required to complete additional miscellaneous volunteer hours at school sponsored events, through their parish, and/or within the greater community.