Liturgy is celebrated daily. There are also four all-school liturgies, including the Mass of the Holy Spirit which inaugurates the school year, and the Thanksgiving Ecumenical Prayer Service where we gather to give thanks to God for our many blessings, including the diversity of faiths represented by the students and faculty. Freshman, sophomores and juniors each celebrate a mass together as a class and seniors come together with families, faculty, and staff for the Baccalaureate Liturgy prior to graduation.
Students are invited to lector, sing in the choir, share reflections and serve as Eucharistic Ministers.
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, students are given the opportunity through Religious Studies classes to participate in a communal prayer service in the Leontyne Chapel, privately reflect, make an examination of conscience, and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Seniors who have not been able to arrange for Confirmation through their local parish may complete their preparation at Bellarmine through the Religious Studies Department. A special Confirmation ceremony is planned in cooperation with the Diocese of San Jose.
Each morning begins with a prayer led by a student, faculty or staff member for the entire community. Teachers are strongly encouraged to begin each class with a prayer.
The community takes 5 minutes at the beginning of the day each Friday to pray The Examen of Consciousness, based upon the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, in order for all to become more aware of God's loving presence.