Holy Week Message from Bro. Adam Becerra

Dear Chaminade Family,

Throughout our Lenten season, our Chaminade community has been celebrating God’s amazing grace. God’s grace is the very essence of who we are and how we are called to manifest His presence in our everyday life.

Beginning with Palm Sunday, we have now entered into the holiest times of our Catholic tradition: Holy Week. This is a time in which we reflect upon and enter deeper into the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ: his life, death, and resurrection. Every Christian is called to contemplate upon this mystery to seek ways in which to follow Jesus and live out His amazing grace that comes with the gift of salvation.

The Marianist Three O’clock prayer that we pray everyday reminds us that we stand with Mary at the foot of Jesus’ cross, ready to receive the gift of His very own self, and manifest His love throughout the world in which we live in. This is the gift of being at a Marianist school. We encounter the love of Jesus Christ who offered Himself for us on the cross and resurrected to a new life that would bring us love, faith, hope, and joy. It is also through this encounter that we gather together with our brothers and sisters of other religious faith traditions to celebrate and recognize God’s infinite love in each other.

I pray that each of you may experience the love and joy that comes with Jesus’ resurrection as you rejuvenate your life and bring hope to others. May God’s blessings be upon each of you and your families as you celebrate the gift of God’s amazing grace!

In Christ,
Bro. Adam  Becerra, fsp, M.Th.
Director of Mission Integration & Ministry

Ash Wednesday Mass at Chaminade College Preparatory

DSC_2642On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday. Chaminade College Preparatory will hold a Mass and distribution of ashes at each campus in Chatsworth and West Hills.

8:15 a.m.
DeLong Center, Chatsworth

9:50 a.m.
Uribe Sports Center, West Hills

Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed on all Fridays during Lent. This applies to all persons 14 and older. The law of fast and abstinence on Ash Wednesday (February 10) and Good Friday (March 25) applies to all persons 18-years-old and younger than 59. Fast and abstinence mean that one full meatless meal per day may be eaten. Two other meatless meals may be taken sufficient to maintain strength, but together they should not equal a full meal. Liquids, including milk and fruit juice, may be taken between meals. If health or ability to work is affected, fasting does not oblige.

Let us pray:

Mary, you were a powerful and quiet presence in the life of your Son.
Let us humbly attend, as you did, to the God, who accomplishes great things in us,
As we work and pray during this season of Lent. Amen.

Lenten Season Begins

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Chaminade College Preparatory commemorated Ash Wednesday with a Mass at its high school campus in West Hills and a prayer service at its middle school campus in Chatsworth. The Lenten season culminates with the Easter triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday).