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 am and during homeroom 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-wide Masses take place on holy days of obligation and special liturgical feasts such as, the Mass of the Holy Spirit, All Saints Day, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Feast of Our Lady of Belen, Thanksgiving, Ash Wednesday, and other feast days or appropriate religious observances. The Baccalaureate Mass is also an integral part of the commencement exercises for all seniors and their families.

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

  • Reconciliation is available through our staff of Jesuit priests whenever students wish to receive the sacrament on campus. Reconciliation services are also provided for grade levels. Reconciliation is also available daily at homeroom mass.
Any student who wishes to receive the sacraments of baptism and First Communion should do so through his parish. Some parishes accept Belen Jesuit's theology classes as sufficient preparation for these sacraments. Please consult with your parish and contact us should you need documentation to take to your parish regarding your son’s sacramental preparation, retreat and/or service requirement(s) in connection with Baptism, Confirmation or First Communion.

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., Ph.D 95

    School Chaplain
    (786) 621-4186
  • Photo of Zilkia Jimenez

    Mrs. Zilkia Jimenez 

    Administrative Assistant
    (786) 621-4125
  • Photo of Jonathan Sanchez

    Mr. Jonathan Sanchez 

    Director of Music Ministry
    (305) 223-8600
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email:
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.