God Squad

Promoted as a hardcore Lenten experience, a group of dedicated QND students meet before every school day throughout Lent.  Each day begins with Liturgy of the Hours morning prayer.  Following morning prayer, students participate in Mass, Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and study of Scripture, depending on the day of the week.  They also fast the first whole week of Lent and participate in the Triduum during Holy Week.  It is for those wanting to go beyond giving up chocolate for Lent and truly grow in holiness.

Purpose: Falling under the Ministry of Prayer and Worship, God Squad is full of traditional Catholic prayer devotions.  The hope is through this opportunity, students learn to appreciate the many forms of prayer available to us through the wisdom of the Church.  It is also a chance to experience the spiritual benefits of practices such as fasting, as well as participating in the beautiful Triduum liturgies.

“For me, God Squad was all about growing in faith with your friends. We would meet every morning before school and pray together. Some days we would have Mass. Some days we would say the Rosary. Other days we would do the Stations of the Cross. It was a really cool experience for me. I hadn’t done anything like it before. It’s always nice to see people who are willing to sacrifice time to pray and grow in their faith. I’m looking forward to being a part of God Squad again this year.” -Noah Klauser ’20

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