Liturgy & Worship

Belen Jesuit is a Catholic Preparatory school that accepts, and is missioned to, promote the values of community prayer and worship. All members of our school community, including non-Catholic students, attend Masses and other liturgical celebrations held on special days throughout the school year. All our students attend school-wide community celebrations of the Eucharist.
  • Mass is held on school days at 7:15 a.m. and during FLEX in Our Lady's Chapel (each homeroom attends on a rotating schedule throughout the year. Students are always encouraged to attend when they feel the call to devotion).

  • School-wideMasses occur at least once a month for the following occasions: Mass of the Holy Spirit, Memorial of Our Lady of Charity, Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, Solemnity of All Saints', Observance of Thanksgiving, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Feast of Our Lady of Belen, Ash Wednesday, Solemnity of St. Joseph, and Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker.  In addition, Masses are also celebrated as part of many grade-level activities including the 8th Grade Pin Ceremony, Senior Ring Ceremony, and the Baccalaureate Mass.

  • Students are also invited and engaged in traditional Catholic Christian devotions, such as the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Solemn Daytime Prayer, and the Stations of the Cross, during appropriate liturgical times.

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available to our students at any time through our Jesuit priests but is particularly emphasized during the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent. 
Eighth-grade students have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at Belen Jesuit.  They are prepared through their theology class.  If a student has not been baptized or received their first Holy Communion and wishes to do so, he should contact Campus Ministry.

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Edmund Newborn

    Dr. Edmund Newborn D.Min. 

    Director of Campus Ministry
    (786) 621-4093
  • Photo of Christian Saenz

    Fr. Christian Saenz , S.J., H.E.D. 95

    School Chaplain
    (786) 621-4186
  • Photo of Jonathan Sanchez

    Mr. Jonathan Sanchez 

    Director of Music Ministry
    (305) 223-8600
BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.