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The mission of the Office of Campus Ministry at Saint Francis Catholic Academy is to enable the members of the school community to experience, claim, and celebrate the richness of the Catholic tradition and spirit. Campus Ministry plays a unique role in the goal of forming graduates of competence, conscience, and compassionate commitment to Christian service through retreat programs, service learning, and liturgical planning. Campus ministers are available to community members throughout the school day, before and after school, and by appointment.


The Goals of Campus Ministry are:

  • To empower adolescents to become disciples of Jesus who witness to their beliefs by living out faith, hope, and charity.
  • To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person entrusted to our care.
  • To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community. 
  • Ongoing pastoral care and counseling through which students receive help in dealing with issues of personal and interpersonal challenge and growth and in coping with times of stress or crisis. 
  • To aid in making Catholic social teaching an integral part of the school’s mission.
  • To give access to the sacraments of reconciliation and Eucharist through penance services, Masses, and Eucharistic adoration.

Campus Ministry Works to Achieve these Goals Utilizing the Following Means:

◆ Student and faculty Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
◆ School liturgies: Eucharistic and Word
◆ Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
◆ Collections for charity
◆ Community Service Program
◆ Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction
◆ Peer ministry (transfer student orientation)
◆ School-parish relationship

Additionally, Campus Ministry works collaboratively with the Theology department. Together they play an important role in helping students experience living and learning, fully integrated in the light of faith. Employing a variety of learning methods, the goals are:

◆ To empower adolescents to become disciples of Jesus who witness to their beliefs by living lives of faith, hope and charity.
◆ To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person entrusted to our care
◆ To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community. Perhaps, the most important task of Campus Ministry is ongoing pastoral care and counseling through which students receive help in dealing with issues of personal and interpersonal challenge and growth, and in coping with times of stress or crisis. Campus ministers are available to community members throughout the school day, before and after school, and by appointment.

We are richly blessed to have a chapel on campus where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. Mass is celebrated in the gym on Wednesday of each week at 10:55 am, and on Holy Days of Obligation. Students, faculty, parents and staff are always welcome to join us for Mass.

Students are encouraged to become involved in the activities of the Campus Ministry program.


SCHOOL WIDE MASS

Once a week Saint Francis students and faculty have the opportunity to attend Mass together. Mass is celebrated in the gym on the Wednesday of each week at 10:55 am and on Holy Days of Obligation. Students, faculty, parents, and staff are always welcome to join us for Mass.

These beautiful Masses feature the voices of our Saint Francis chorus. Schoolwide Masses rely on the service of the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and student readers/altar servers.

We are also richly blessed to have a chapel on campus where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. 

Students are encouraged to become involved in the activities of the Campus Ministry program and work within their local parishes.