Faith & Service

The Catholic faith is the foundation of Scecina Memorial High School. By developing a deeper understanding of faith and the sacraments, students grow closer to God, discern their vocational call, and learn how to make correct moral decisions and love their neighbors. Below are a few examples of how Scecina students benefit from a Catholic education: 

  • Many students and parents find the underclassman and Christian Awakening senior retreats to be some of the most inspiring Scecina moments. 
  • Scecina’s Catholic Theology curriculum encompasses these topics: Sacred Scripture, Who is Jesus?, Church Sacraments, Morality, Vocations and Social Justice. 
  • Scecina students celebrate weekly all-school Mass and important events in the year-round Church calendar. 

The Director of Campus Ministry is responsible for liturgy and prayer services, class retreats, and the Service Capstone Project. 

Class Retreats 

The sophomore and freshman retreats are both one-day retreats. The sophomore retreat is focused on unity as a class and as the body of Christ, while the freshman retreat concentrates on service and the life and service of Father Thomas Scecina. 

The junior retreat, a two-day overnight experience at camps in Southern Indiana, is separated by gender. The junior girls theme is: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire,” a quote from St. Catherine of Sienna. The junior boys theme is: “Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly,” a quote from St. Francis de Sales. 

The senior retreat, also known as the Christian Awakening retreat, immerses students in a four-day spiritual experience with a small group of other seniors and a young Scecina graduate who guides their experience. This retreat is structured to reflect the Triduum and Easter, especially the joy of the resurrection that we take into the world.