Spiritual Life

To Inspire Hearts to Unite, Minds to Inquire, and Hands to Serve.

As a Catholic high school following the Augustinian tradition, the programs in the Department of Campus Ministry emphasize the importance of lives of faith and service to others in the spirit of Jesus Christ and support Austin Preparatory School's Mission.


Blue Mass Honors First Responders

The school hosts an annual Blue Mass for First Responders, to honor and thank the police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians who put their lives on the line for others.

“Today we honor the dedication, heroism and sacrifice of the men and women here today and those who are not here today,” Headmaster James Hickey P’22, ’23, ’24 said. “It takes a special kind of person to do their work.”

Parents who are First Responders, as well as representatives from Reading Police, Fire and EMTs are invited to the all-school Mass. Following the Mass, we invite First Responders to enjoy a full breakfast prepared by the school’s dining service.

101 Willow Street  •  Reading, MA 01867
Phone: (781) 944 - 4900  •  Fax: (781) 944 - 7530

Austin Preparatory School is a Catholic private school in Reading, MA for Middle School and High School students in grades 6-12. We seek to cultivate the hearts and minds of our young students and provide an environment in which our students can successfully learn, grow, and develop beyond the classroom.

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