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​The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life" (Lumen Gentium, 11). 

"The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324).

Liturgy celebrated properly in the school setting prepares students to participate in the liturgical life of their parish. The School Mas​s Guidelines and Planning Sheet for school liturgies aids campus ministers and students involved in liturgy preparation.

The administration, faculty, and students are to share in a school celebration of the Eucharist at least monthly. In addition, school communities are expected to offer the celebration of Mass as a school community on Holy Days of Obligation when those fall on a school day. To the extent possible, staff members are invited to participate in these celebrations. Liturgical preparation should involve cooperative planning by the celebrant and representatives of the school community. Faculty and students are to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation periodically and in particular during Advent and Lent. Although preparation for the sacrament of confirmation is specifically a parish program, the school is to make every effort to encourage and support students and their parents/guardians to participate in their parish confirmation program (see "Confirmation Program" under Faith Formation and Youth Ministry for High School-Age Students​​).

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