The Bridges Program is a way for parents and/or students (both Catholic and non-Catholic) to understand the fundamental teachings of the Catholic faith presented to students in their theology classes. Click here for a copy of the information presented in the Bridges Program. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Eileen O'Keeffe or Ms. Geri Pitti.
Mass is celebrated for the student body and guests throughout the school year. The masses coincide with special celebrations of the church year as well as traditions at IWA. Masses are planned by a liturgy committee made up of students and faculty. Students fully participate in each liturgy. Seniors are commissioned at the first all-school mass in August as Eucharistic Ministers and juniors are commissioned as liturgy ushers.
Masses scheduled for this school year begin at 9:20 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
September 15 - Founder’s Day Liturgy
September 18 - Homecoming Mass (11:00 a.m.)
October 14 - Class of 1955 Alumnae Liturgy (10:30 a.m.)
October 20 - Memorial Mass
November 1 - Grandparents’ & Special Guests’ Day/Feast of All Saints’ Day (10:30 a.m.)
November 23 - Young Alumnae/Thanksgiving Liturgy
December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
January 22 - Hall of Fame Liturgy (4:30 p.m.)
January 31 - Catholic Schools’ Week Liturgy
March 9 - Ash Wednesday Liturgy
April 9 - Auction Mass (4:30 p.m.)
April 27 - End of School Year Liturgy
May 15 - Baccalaureate Mass (2:00 p.m.)
Reconciliation is offered during Advent and Lent during lunch mods in the chapel. Priests from surrounding parishes are invited to celebrate this sacrament with the students.
December 2 - During lunch mods / classes
April 5 - During lunch mods / classes
Each class has their own retreat. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors have one day off-campus experiences. The seniors have an overnight retreat in November. Kairos retreat is offered to seniors in the First Semester and then to Seniors and Juniors in the Second Semester. The Kairos Retreat is an intensive experience with three days given to "God’s time”. This retreat fills up quickly!
October 6,7,8 - Kairos #19 at King’s House
Oct. 8 for Prayer Service and Homecoming
October 18 - Freshmen at Shrine of Our Lady of Snows (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
November 15 - Sophomores at Cardinal Rigali Center with Reap Team (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
November 22-23 - Seniors at Sojourn Retreat Center Leave IWA at 8:00 a.m.
February 9,10,11 - Kairos #20 at King’s House
Feb. 11 for Prayer Service and Homecoming
February 18 - Faculty/Staff Day of Service and Reflection (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
February 22 - Juniors at Marianist Retreat Center (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Sr. Helen Ann Collier, CCVI, has joined the faculty and will be offering spiritual direction for our IWA community.