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What We Believe at IWHS

Recognizing the dignity of each person, IWHS invites students from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds into our school community. Besides preparing our students academically to meet the challenges of the future, our aim is also to help them grow in their faith, to give witness to the Gospel, and be of service to our local and global community.

Mission and Ministry supports the spiritual journeys of our students. It is our focus to make visible the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ, and challenge our young women to find their gifts and use them in service to humanity.

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  • Photo of Rosi Cortez

    Rosi Cortez 

    Senior Director of Mission and Faith Formation

Faith Formation

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  • Daily Prayer

    Throughout the year, our Peer Ministry team develops daily prayers, motivational messages, videos and music to be sent to all students. This is an opportunity for our students to individually reflect on themselves and their relationships with others.
  • Daily Prayer Faculty, Staff and Administration

    During the school week, the Peer Ministry team develops prayers, motivational messages, videos or music to be sent to all faculty, staff and administration. This is an opportunity to connect with them and offer a moment of reflection.
  • Liturgy

    Mass is at the heart of our life at Incarnate Word High School. We embrace the opportunity to gather as a community and celebrate in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. All are welcome to attend these school wide liturgies. Masses are also celebrated with our faculty, staff, and administration throughout the year. We are grateful to have the support of priests, deacons, and parish spiritual leaders who assist us in our mission.

    We offer monthly masses and celebrate mass for Holy Days of Obligation and special events.
  • Mission and Ministry Director

    During the school week, the Director of Mission & Ministry offers a reflection to all faculty, staff, and administration. This is an opportunity to share our mission and encourage conversations about our faith and charism.
  • Peer Ministry Team

    Student Peer ministers support the faith formation of the school and serve in many capacities as student spiritual leaders.
  • Prayer Experiences

    Mission & Ministry, with the assistance of the Peer Ministry team, offer prayers services for students, faculty, staff, and administration. The Rosary is offered throughout the year either online or as an on campus event. All students, faculty, staff and administration have an opportunity to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Opportunities for Prayer Walks, Emmaus Walks, and Jericho Walks are offered.
  • Retreats

    The retreat experience offers girls an opportunity to witness the power of faith as a whole community. Yearly retreats are held for each class level in collaboration with IWHS Peer Ministers and the Director of Mission & Ministry. These retreats serve as a time to build relationships and experience the fellowship of a prayerful community experience.
  • Service

    Incarnate Word High School students are encouraged to follow in the footsteps of our founders, The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and answer the call to serve those in most need of mercy. Through their example, we are challenged to have "a life for God and a heart for others.”

    We ask students to think globally and act locally as we focus on human dignity, social justice, and care for God’s creation. 

    Students will participate in on-campus service learning opportunities, service outreach and collaborative service events with community organizations, and internships. We are moving towards service as a spiritual experience in which our students are moved to action because they are living the charism of our founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

    "Our Lord Jesus Christ, suffering in the persons of a multitude of the sick and infirm of every kind, seeks relief at your hands…"
    From the letter from Bishop Claude Dubuis to Mother Angelique seeking assistance for orphaned children and sick in his diocese
    Bishop of Galveston

    September 21, 1866