Sacred Heart Apostolic School

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Sacred Heart Apostolic School
Address
5901 North 500 East
Rolling Prairie, Indiana, (LaPorte County), 46371
United States
Coordinates 41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°W / 41.67083; -86.61583Coordinates: 41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°W / 41.67083; -86.61583.
Information
Type Private, boarding school and high school seminary
Motto Adveniat Regnum Tuum!
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Sacred Heart
Established 2005
Rector Daren Weisbrod
Grades 712
Color(s) Red and White         

Established in 2005, Sacred Heart Apostolic School (SHAS) is a private Roman Catholic boarding school for boys in grades seven through twelve who are considering a vocation to the priesthood, also known as a minor seminary. [1] It is located within the Diocese of Gary and sponsored by the Legionaries of Christ, a religious congregation of the Roman Catholic Church. The school is in the north-central Indiana town of Rolling Prairie. It serves approximately 35-50 students.

History[edit]

The main building of the 51 acre campus was built in 1932-33 by the Congregation of Holy Cross. It was constructed as their novitiate dedicated to St. Joseph. In 1968, they changed its use to an international boarding school called LeMans Academy. LeMans closed in 2003, and the property was divided before the Legion bought the main building in 2005.[2]

Academics[edit]

The school features small class sizes. The students study in Latin, Biblical Greek, and Religion in addition to ordinary high school subjects of Science, English, Social Studies, and Math. All students take part in a school band.[1]

Spirituality[edit]

The students at Sacred Heart Apostolic School praying the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, 2009

The students have daily rosary, medition, and adoration.[1] They are trained according to the great masters of the Christian tradition and according to the Spirituality of the Legionaries of Christ.

Since the school is for boys discerning if they are called to the priesthood and religious life in the Legion, the commitments of such a life make a part of the spiritual formation the school offers.

In 2011, the Junior class went on a humanitarian mission to Mexico.[3]

The Apostolic school also runs as a retreat center for the Conquest groups. Many functions also take place such as Retreats such as Easter games ,.Holy week. The visitor boys enjoy a weekend or week full of talks,prayers,sports,daily Mass and Adoration.

The school also hosts a Month long summer program and in which Boys are interested in being a priest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "For Young Men Who Want To Be Priests". Legionaries of Christ. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "An Apostolic School Opens in Indiana". Regnum Christi. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sharing Christ’s Love". Regnum Christi. Retrieved 27 September 2012.