The campus ministry program celebrates each student need as a unique creation of a loving God. In an intentional way, the campus minister strives to provide a variety of opportunities and activities to enable each student to grow spiritually as a disciple of Jesus Christ who is aware of God’s Providence unfolding in his or her life. Conscious of the rich religious diversity of the students at Providence Cristo Rey High School, the campus minister collaborates with school faculty, student leaders, priests from local Catholic parishes and pastors from the students’ varied Christian and non-Christian congregations in promoting the values of love, mercy and justice in the school community. Campus ministry activities include:
-Liturgies and prayer services
-Opportunities for spiritual companioning
Students begin each day with community prayer led by both the campus minister and a student.
Liturgy and Worship
Providence Cristo Rey students participate in monthly liturgical worship services that mark important feasts and moments in the cycle of the disciple’s life, e.g., the opening and closing of school, holy days, Thanksgiving, Heritage Months like Black and Hispanic History Months, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Easter.
Each year, students participate in a retreat experience designed specifically for their class. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors attend a day-long retreat and seniors participate in an overnight experience.
Christian Service Expectation
In Matthew 25, Jesus tells disciples of all ages that at the end of time, God will judge them on how well they have reached out to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and provide shelter to the homeless. Providence Cristo Rey High School, therefore, expects that annually each student will give 20 hours of Christian service to help create a just and peaceful society, to bring hope to others and happiness to those who lack it. Each year, the campus minister honors students excelling in service with Servant Leader awards.
The Campus Minister strives to provide an environment of peaceful reflection in which students may take a time out or step away from daily life to think about how God is working in their lives. The Campus Minister also is available by appointment to meet and reflect with students or family members about questions they have regarding faith, morality, and other spiritual matters.