The campus ministry program at Saint Elizabeth High School seeks to create experiences in Christian community and integrate Christian values into the lives of the students, staff, administration, and families.
Campus Ministry programs focus on promoting the growth of persons as individuals and as members of a faith community rooted in the spirit of Saints Francis and Dominic. Its activities include prayer and worship programs, retreats, and community outreach.
Prayer and Worship
The Liturgy Team plays an important role in planning the worship services. Students, guided by the Campus Minister, Ms. Bernadette Brehm serve as ministers of liturgy, music, and environment. Students and teachers also serve as ministers of the Word and the Eucharist.
Liturgical services that are held throughout the school year and coordinated with St. Elizabeth Elementary School are the Opening of School Mass, Care for Creation Liturgy, Feast of Saint Elizabeth, the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Ash Wednesday. The Baccalaureate Mass for graduating seniors is coordinated solely through the high school Campus Ministry Liturgical Team.
Each day, school begins with Morning Prayer. At this time, the school recognizes saints’ feast days, special people and/or events. This year, the victims of Hurricane Sandy and Sandy Hook Elementary were offered special prayers.
The retreat program is considered a vital experience in the curriculum. Students are able to spend a special day of prayer, sharing, and reflection held off campus. The retreats are designed to enrich the religious experience of the students and to support and extend the basic catechesis done in the classroom. They are sequentially designed to help students at various stages of adolescence to increase their experience of God and to develop a personal spirituality.
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July 21-26 BAM Retreat
SBC (officers) and 5 Campus Ministry Core Members will attend the retreat. They will be sharing with other teens across the Diocese to team-build, do service, and think about how they can bring their retreat experience to the school...a big commitment so early before they come back to school themselves.
Mass of Holy Spirit
All Saints Mass
More exciting events to soon be added