Our Faith

Let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.

The words, “Let us remember we are in the Holy presence of God” are our call to formal prayer. They are heard at the start of each day, at the beginning of each class, and at the outset of meetings and assemblies. They are one of the strongest characteristics of our Lasallian heritage. They are also a call to quiet ourselves and acknowledge the wonder of His holy presence, which surrounds us each and every day. We respond, “God watches over us.” Remembering the presence of God reminds us of the limitless goodness and potential in each person we encounter.

Wherever I go I will find you, my God; There is no place that is not honored by your presence.

John Baptist de La Salle
Explanation of the Method of Interior Prayer (1739), p. 59

School Prayers

We pray the school’s Mission Prayer each Friday morning as one body. It was composed in 2009 using words and phrases from the Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Belief Statements that were defined by the school community. Students at each grade level also learn traditional Catholic prayers in conjunction with their religious studies.

Mission Prayer

O God, we, your children, remember that we are always in Your holy presence and rejoice in the promise that You watch over us.

Help us to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners who keep Christ at the center of our words and actions.

Guided by the wisdom and traditions of the Christian Brothers and the Carmelite Sisters, may, we, the members the of Catholic High School family, always work and pray to be a community that reflects the love, justice, and peace of Your Kingdom.


The spiritual development of students is rooted in Catholic tradition through the liturgy, prayer, service, and retreats, all of which invite a deeper love of God, others, and self. There are numerous aspects of Campus Ministry to aid families in developing their unique relationship with God, including personal development, practical experience, and theological study. The active presence of religious on campus and weekly all-school Masses are vital parts of the school’s ministry.

Weekly all-school Masses are celebrated in the Monsignor Disch Gymnasium. Members of the Catholic High community are invited to join to the student body.

We honor the tradition of First Friday Adoration in our school chapel. Parents and grandparents join students, faculty, and staff in this contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel...

Pray for us

St. John Baptist de La Salle...

Pray for us

Live, Jesus, in our hearts...


The closing for all prayers acknowledges our school’s history. Mary, under her title of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, is patroness of the Carmelite Order. We invoke her name in remembrance of the Carmelite Sisters who founded Mt. Carmel on the Teche. Saint John Baptist de La Salle is the patron saint of educators and founder of the Christian Brothers, the order which established St. Peter’s College.  We end formal prayer with the invocation: ‘Live, Jesus, in our hearts forever!’  This, too, is a Lasallian tradition. It a reminder to make all that we do a prayer in union with Jesus and to be like Christ to those whom we serve.

Acta Non Verba

At Catholic High School, our motto "Acta Non Verba," or "Actions Not Words," guides our approach to serving the community. We believe in the importance of service and spiritual growth, instilling these values in our students to foster a strong sense of compassion and responsibility. Through various retreats, outreach programs, and volunteer opportunities, we actively engage with our community, making a tangible difference while strengthening our faith. 

Acts of Service

Catholic High School is grateful for the ideals of our Lasallian heritage and wishes to remain united with the efforts of the Christian Brothers to serve in the manner of their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. De La Salle recognized the pain of the poor and heard their cry for help. He understood that poverty, ignorance and oppression led to crime, sin and destruction. Jesus warned against holding wealth while others suffer. Students at Catholic High School will strive to ease the suffering of others through mission drives, food drives, ministry to the elderly and handicapped and other projects both as a part of groups and as individuals. The service work will be offered in the spirit of Jesus and St. John Baptist de La Salle.

Lasallian Service Submission Form

Spiritual Growth

We hold fast to the words of truth expressed by Carmelites of the past, in a present time filled with distraction and secularism, for we know that joy is only possible through God. 

The charism or spiritual focus of the Carmelite Order is contemplative prayer. We strive to help our students grow in relationship with God. In that respect, the requirement may be thought of as a great opportunity.

Spiritual Growth Submission Form

Owner Parishes & Board of Pastors

The sole Catholic school offering education in grades 4 through 12 for the Iberia Deanery, Catholic High School is today owned by four owner church parishes.  The pastors of the four churches serve as the school’s Board of Pastors, and one is selected by the Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette to serve as Chancellor.

St. Edward Catholic Church is recognized as a non-owner co-equal.