Faith development is the very reason Central Catholic was opened more than 100 years ago and why it remains as strong as it stands today. The Crusaders have roots tracing back to Mount Marie, originally opening on the current campus in 1905. Our students walk the same halls today as that first very first class! Later, Mount Marie merged with St. John’s High School, which opened in a different Canton location in 1925. The merge created who we know today, Central Catholic High School.
We hope that Crusaders from yesterday, today, and long into the future will always journey through life with a strong moral compass. That remains at the heart of our mission and has since 1905. We walk with our students and staff on their spiritual development in several ways.
Students are asked to make faith part of their Crusader experience:
Every morning before school we have a Liturgy of the Word Service with Communion at 7:30 am.
Each Monday, after school, Eucharistic Adoration is offered.
We start each school day by standing for prayer as one student body.
Faith intersects with each class and is truly cross-curriculum.
Students attend Mass and worship services regularly.
Every student participates in service.
Athletes pray before every game, meet, match, and tournament.
Student organizations begin each gathering in prayer.
Seniors enjoy a 3-day retreat and other classes have days of Recollection and Service.
Students take theology courses that allow them to explore not just the Catholic faith, but faith around the world, study the Bible, discuss how faith is lived in the modern world, and learn how to live a life with a strong moral compass.
Faith at Central Catholic is a way of life, it's what it means to be a Crusader! #FaithMakesADifference #TheCentralCatholicDifference