Faith Life

Divine Child High School is a co-ed Catholic high school centered in Gospel values and Christian tradition.

Divine Child students develop a strong foundation in faith, ethics, and morals. Through daily theology classes, weekly Eucharistic Adoration, annual retreats, community service, all-school liturgies and daily mass offered before school, our students have the opportunity to grow in their faith. We are dedicated to developing youth who pursue lives of responsibility, leadership and faith in action.

Divine Child High School Spirituality

Christian Service

Our Christian Service Program stresses service not only to the school but to the greater community as well. Each student is required to participate in a minimum of ten hours of Christian Service per academic year but many of them go well beyond this requirement. Volunteering in various capacities with over fifty local charitable organizations (partial list below), our students provide over 15,000 hours of service to the community each year.

Organizations We Serve

  • All Saints Soup Kitchen
  • Belle Isle Conservncy
  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen
  • Children with Hair Loss
  • Cookies for Cass Corridor
  • Dearborn Animal Shelter
  • Forgotten Harvest
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
  • Henderson Academy
  • Lennon Pregnancy Center
  • Motor City Blight Busters
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel PB & J Ministry
  • Prison Ministry of Oakland County at Christmas
  • Project Linus
  • Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
  • St. Mary Food Depot in Wayne
  • St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center
  • Sweet Dreamz
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Vista Maria

16,000

service hours performed by our student body last year

On and Off Campus

The Divine Child High School community actively celebrates its faith together. Daily Mass is offered at 6:30 a.m. at Church of the Divine Child. Our theology classes attend weekly Eucharistic Adoration and students are welcome to visit our school Chapel for a moment of quiet prayer during their busy day.

In addition to daily religious instruction, each student at Divine Child High School is afforded the privilege of participating in annual retreats aligned with their grade level’s theology curriculum.

Special Masses

  • PSO DCHS Family Liturgy
  • Spirit Week & Homecoming
  • All Saints Day
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Advent Liturgy of Remembrance
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony
  • End of Year Liturgy

Prayer Services

  • Junior Ring Day
  • Communal Penance with Individual Reconciliation
  • Stations of the Cross
  • May Crowning
  • Senior Farewell

Annual Retreats

Freshmen: God IS Love - focus on God's Love and Creation
Sophomores: Respect for Oneself and Others - shaped around healthy relationships and God's love, influenced by the Theology of the Body in Catholic Social Teaching
Juniors: Calling Us to Serve - the experience is themed around "Who are we called to serve?"
Seniors: How do We Serve God in the World? - a culmination of the retreat curriculum focused on finding strength in trusting God

Pledge: Faith in Action

In humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Philippians 2:3-4

Pledge: Faith In Action

What is the Mission: Pledge: Faith in Action is Divine Child High School’s annual all-student fundraiser focused on Christian service. At Divine Child, we are committed to developing in our Falcons a lifelong, Christ-like dedication to serving others. Pledge: Faith in Action provides our students an opportunity to live out their faith and make service to their community a central and authentic part of their lives.

How it Works: Our students are asking you, their family, friends, and members of the Divine Child community, to make a pledge to sponsor them for a day of service. All of the money raised through pledges is donated to St. Vincent de Paul, this year’s selected charity, to further its mission to provide food assistance, emergency support, and disaster relief services to the less fortunate in our Southeast Michigan region. Then, on their designated service day, students have the opportunity to put their faith into action and serve at a variety of community locations such as All Saints Soup Kitchen, Motor City Blight Busters, Cass Community Center, Dearborn Animal Shelter, Vista Maria, and many more. Our students see firsthand how their time, talent and treasure can have a positive impact on their community.

How to Give: Go to the DONATE button which will direct you to our dedicated Everyday Hero site. To make a pledge on behalf of a student, type the student’s name in the search box in the top right hand corner, select the student’s page, and then click “Give Now.” To make a general pledge to Divine Child Pledge: Faith in Action, click “Donate” at the top of the homepage. Please consider sharing this page with your own network via social media and email by clicking “Share this page”.