OPUS DEI, & THE CATHOLIC FAITH
An essential component of Northridge’s mission is to offer education in the Catholic Faith to all interested students.
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. It also offers daily Mass, sacrament of Confession, and the opportunity for spiritual guidance from a full-time chaplain.
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 chaplains and the religion teachers.
Opus Dei, Latin for “the Work of God,” is a Catholic organization that was 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 www.opusdei.org.