Living Your Faith At Northridge

Religious formation addresses life’s most important questions and greatly assists parents who want an education rooted in faith for their sons. For this reason, Northridge offers courses on the Catholic Faith at each grade level. We emphasize the rational foundation of the Catholic Faith, in order to build a solid foundation that our students will carry on the rest of their lives.

Northridge is an independent school, governed by a Board of Directors. The Sacraments and religious education available at Northridge are offered with the approval of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Since the school’s foundation, Northridge has asked the Prelature of Opus Dei to appoint the chaplain, who is the head of the Theology Department.

An Opportunity to Grow in Spiritual Life


Northridge offers all students daily Mass, the sacrament of Confession, and the opportunity for spiritual guidance from a full-time chaplain, Fr. Leo. Many teachers and students participate; which helps raise the tone of the day-to-day life of the school. The door of our chaplain Fr. Leo’s office is always open to students who want to go to Confession or to get spiritual guidance. Both teachers and students are invited to freely take advantage of these resources on a daily basis.

About Opus Dei

Opus Dei, Latin for “the Work of God,” is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá in 1928. The purpose of Opus Dei is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for growing closer to God, for serving others, and for improving society. The spirit of Opus Dei imbues life at Northridge in many ways, such as in the effort to do little things well out of love for God, in creating a cheerful and friendly environment, and in the emphasis placed on personal freedom coupled with personal responsibility. To learn more about Opus Dei or St. Josemaría Escrivá, visit

St. Josemaría Escrivá

the founder of Opus Dei

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