St. Michael’s Preparatory School formally closed its door on June 30, 2020 and graduated its largest class in school history. This concluded nearly 60 years of educating high school boys in faith, academics, and character.
This decision to close the boarding school for the foreseeable future was based on the multi-year relocation effort of the entire abbey to a new site in Orange County. Prudent opinion concluded it was too much to try to move both the abbey and school communities simultaneously without some accidental loss to one or both.
In the Fall of 2020, we are introducing The Archangel Institute, a weekend apostolate designed to offer some of the same intellectual and spiritual formation for high school boys and their parents. Once the new abbey opens organized retreats will be offered as well. The Archangel Institute is headed by the former high school dean, Fr. Vianney Ceja and the retreat director will be the prep school’s former headmaster, Fr. Victor Szczurek.
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One essential element of our religious vocation is to pray for the needs and intentions of others. We would be honored to pray for you and your loved ones. Please share with us your intentions and be assured that we will carry them with us in prayer.
The Mass is the highest form of Christian charity. It re-presents the perfect sacrifice of Calvary, and so it is the priest’s essential duty and his greatest honor to offer Holy Mass. In all ages, the Christian faithful have traditionally offered alms for the celebration of the Mass, for the support of the priest and the maintenance of the church where the sacred rites are celebrated.
St. Michael’s Summer Camp exists to bring young souls closer to Jesus Christ. Our primary goal is to promote in our campers an increase in the virtues of faith, hope, and charity. The camp experience also seeks to strengthen their respect for parental and civil authority, as well as provide a Christian setting in which the boys can have fun participating in activities and associating with others of their age group.
We are blessed to have the ability to visit and minister to people currently in local hospitals and prisons. Carrying out corporal works of mercy, we are able to accompany those who are lonely, suffering, or seeking the Lord, as well as to offer them access to the sacraments.