Integration of Faith and Life
The primary goal of our religious education and campus ministry programs is to enable students to integrate their faith with their daily living. Through classroom and service activities, the students' experiences are examined in the light of faith, and emphasis is placed on applying religious values in students' lives.
The religious life of the school and the spiritual development of students are the responsibility of all members of the school community. We consider the leadership of the religion department and the campus ministry staff to be vital in the expression of the religious mission of the school. Campus ministry staff and religion department members serve as role models and resources to other faculty and staff so that the mission of the school can be better accomplished. We strive to recognize the many gifts of the Spirit within our students and staff and call forth those gifts for service and ministry to the school community and to the church.
Values in the Curriculum
Christian values are inherent in all disciplines. Through the articulation of these values and through efforts to discover the mystery of God's self-revelation in all branches of learning, the teacher brings a Christian perspective to the classroom. We believe that classroom prayer is a means of making students more conscious of the presence of God in creation, in daily events, in others, and in the learning process.
Campus Ministry Program
We base our campus ministry program on the belief that each person has unique gifts from God to use in building a school faith community which is firmly rooted in Catholic spirituality and tradition. In campus ministry, we aim to complement parents or guardians in their primary role as religious educators, to support the parish as a center of Catholic life, and to extend the religion lessons of the classroom to lived faith experiences. In our campus ministry program, we recognize the many gifts of the Spirit within our students, faculty, and staff, and call forth those gifts for service and ministry to the school community and to the church.
A campus ministry team, led by the Director of Campus Ministry, sponsors events and activities to foster spiritual growth and development in the school. These include liturgies, faith sharing, retreats and days of reflection for faculty and students.