Although going to Mass as a community binds us strongly in the faith, the 9AM Mass itself is not a requirement of the program. Each family has its morning routine and sometimes getting a single child or multiple children out of the house on time is a challenge. That is part of the reason we chose a 9:45AM class start time. Although we ask each family to be in the common room by 9:30AM for morning prayers.
Typically, our Chaplin, Father Elias, says the 9AM morning Mass on Hillside group days.