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Explore Your Faith

Cristo Rey Newark High School invites students of all faiths to deepen their relationship with God. As a Catholic high school, we incorporate faith-based learning into the curriculum through theology classes. Students also mature in their faith and develop into active Christian adults through their participation in schoolwide liturgies, as well as retreats.


As a Catholic school, Cristo Rey Newark High School celebrates Mass frequently, beginning with the Mass of the Holy Spirit in September to pray for wisdom and guidance in the academic year ahead. Mass is also celebrated on Ash Wednesday and all Holy Days of Obligation, including All Saints’ Day (Nov. 1), the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8) and Ascension Thursday (40 days after Easter). In addition, a special observance recognizes the Feast of all Souls/El Día de los Muertos on Nov. 2.

In recognition of the religious diversity of our student body, we also host schoolwide interfaith prayer services, including the Wednesdays before Thanksgiving and Easter, as well as an ecumenical Christmas service the day before Christmas vacation.

Students play an active role in planning and participating in all of our Masses and prayer services. Our students also organize additional services to pray for others in response to natural disasters, terror attacks and other events.


Retreats provide an opportunity to take a break from your hectic schedule and journey to a quiet place to deepen your relationships with God and others. Generally held off campus at a Catholic retreat center, these experiences are led by youth ministers and other trained retreat directors.

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