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Office of Spiritual Life

Our Mission 

The Office of Spiritual Life provides spiritual development and support for the whole Carroll community. We provide opportunities for students to grow in faith through communal worship experiences, retreats, and service opportunities. Students are welcome to visit and speak to the Director or Service Learning Coordinator

Director of Spiritual Life, Mama Charlene
Mrs. Howard
Meet Mama Charlene, 
The Catholic University of America, Masters Catechesis & Religious
Education; Boston College, Bachelor in Elementary Ed
(Concentration in Special Ed.); Xavier University, Masters Catechesis
Certification Institute of Black Catholic Studies.
35 years teaching, 28 years with ADW, and 15 years
with Archbishop Carroll High School.
"I believe that we are all made in God's image and loved by God.  As the Director of Spiritual Life, it is my privilege to encourage students, families, faculty, and staff all to know the Love of God and respond to that love by sharing it with others through charity and justice"


Peer Ministry

Peer Ministry


"To become closer to one another we have to assist one another, but It starts from within"

Peer Ministers are 9th through 12th-grade students who are selected based on an in-depth application process. They help plan liturgies, facilitate retreats, engage in peer mentoring, and strive to live an example of faith-filled servant leadership. We build on the community to ensure we all are finding ways to serve our lord. With Mass, Retreats, or special gatherings, we make sure we all are in

. We move to guide one another and keep peace within ourselves. Our mission is to lead with Faith and guide with love. Peer Ministry will continue to bring god close to everyone's everyday life.

Liturgy & Community Worship


Here at Archbishop Carroll Community,  we are forever building on Faith & Love. At least once or twice a month our community participates in Mass. Mass is a chance and peaceful time to get closer to god. Reflection and also a place for peace of mind. We must continue this journey of faith and let god guide us to the connection. 

Our community works faithfully to accomplish the goal of connecting with God. Mass are ways to connect with one another, embrace, and encourage! 

All grades experience a yearly, mandatory class retreat to bond with classmates learn about a particular spiritual theme, and grow closer to God. Retreats, Reflection moments, and also guides for a better feeling.
"I love doing retreats because I feel like I have a chance to dig deeper"
"Retreats to me means restructure"
"Time away from the noise and your phone"