The chaplaincy is responsible for the spiritual life of the school. Holy Mass is celebrated in the school chapel every day, and students are required to participate. We have monthly Reconciliation Services, during which staff and students have an opportunity to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). Several visiting priests serve as confessors. Catechism classes hold weekly to prepare students for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Student-catechists assist in the preparation. The Chaplain is also available to help the faith-life of parents and guardians.
We have six liturgical groups. They are as follows:
- Altar Decorators
- Altar Servers
- Dancers in the Liturgy
We have nine religious/devotional groups. They are as follows:
- Bible Study Group
- Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria
- Christian Life Community
- Eucharistic Youth Movement
- Holy Family Society
- Legion of Mary
- Missionary Childhood Association
- St Vincent De Paul Society
- Vocations Group
Kairos is a Greek term which means the “opportune time”, “the appropriate time” or in Christian religious understanding “God’s time”. The Kairos retreat is a period when a student spends quality time with God in the company of peers and significant adults in order to grow in self-awareness and deepen his/her sense of self-worth as related to God and to humanity. During the retreat, the child has an opportune time to seriously reflect on his/her own personal experiences of life, of faith, family, friend, school, ambitions and career dreams and choices. It is an opportune time to reconcile with people and with life issues. It is an opportune time to discover values and to choose values for life. The programme is not a panacea to all the problems of school life and growing up; rather, it deepens the quality of one’s faith and human life in an environment like ours which provides holistic education and ongoing formation of students. The program requires five days. The first day is arrival/introduction, and the fifth day is departure.
JMC students participate in Kairos retreat when they are in SS 2. There are two batches, Christmas Batch and Easter Batch. Students and parents make a choice, but the Chaplain makes the final decision in terms of placement. Participation in Kairos retreat is a requirement for graduation.