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School Liturgy
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K-6 School Masses are celebrated weekly on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Grades 3-6 take turns preparing and presenting the liturgy. The entire school attends Mass. While only Catholics may receive the Eucharist, non-Catholic students are invited to participate to the extent to which they are comfortable by singing and praying during Mass. At Communion time, non-Catholic students and students who have not yet received First Communion cross their arms across their chest to receive a blessing.
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  Special Masses are highlighted below.
*Pennies for Life is a special collection taken at school Mass during the month of October to support local respect life organizations. Students are invited to bring donations of loose change, bills or checks that are placed at the altar during Mass.
*All Saints Day Mass is a Holy Day of Obligation.
*Thanksgiving Food Collection occurs at the last school Mass before Thanksgiving break. Students are invited to bring donations of non perishable foods, household or toiletry items for a special collection at Mass benefiting the Geneseo Food Pantry.
*Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation.
*Right to Life Baby Item Collection happens during the month of January. Students are invited to bring donations of new baby items including clothes, food, formula, diapers, wipes, etc. to benefit local agencies that advocate for life.
*Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Students are marked with ashes at Mass.
*Sixth Grade Recognition typically occurs at the last Mass of the school year. Sixth grade students share words of thanks and special memories from their time at St. Malachy School. Students are recognized individually and receive a certificate.
 
 K-6 School Rosary is prayed several times throughout the school year. Students may bring their own rosary or borrow one from the classroom teacher. optional
K-6 Advent Prayer Services are held in the school on Mondays during Advent. The entire school and faculty gather to focus on the true meaning of the busy Christmas season and prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. no
K-6 Stations of the Cross is prayed in place of school Mass on one Wednesday during Lent as we reflect on Jesus' suffering and sacrifice.  optional
 K-6 Reconciliation Prayer Services are reflective prayer services held during the seasons of Advent and Lent.  optional