Rooted in the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Campus Ministry strives to enhance the spiritual life of the community by providing a variety of pastoral programs. Students from all faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to actively engage in the many aspects of the program.
Campus Ministry strives to enhance and encourage the spiritual life of the community and its members.Various pastoral programs and spiritual events are provided to cultivate the spiritual life and support student, faculty and staff on their spiritual journeys.
Daily Prayers—Students and faculty share prayers from Catholic and other faith traditions during the first period of each academic day.
Espacio—The community comes together weekly for prayer and spiritual reflection lead by students and faculty. This “space” in the week is designed to offer a respite from otherwise busy schedules and to share and explore various spiritual experiences. It is at these gatherings that we observe liturgical seasons and special feast days.
Eucharistic Liturgies—The entire Sacred Heart Schools community comes together for Eucharist at the beginning of the school year to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit and at the end with the feast of the founder, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat. There are other opportunities for Eucharistic liturgies for smaller groups throughout the year. Students are encouraged to participate as lectors, Eucharistic ministers, musicians, and ushers.
Retreats—All grade levels take part in the retreat program. Freshmen and Sophomores participate in one-day retreats that are designed to develop and cultivate community and faith-sharing. Juniors and Seniors are offered the opportunity to participate in overnight retreat experiences, including Kairos, at different times during the school year. Student leadership is encouraged throughout the retreat program.
Co-sponsored Events—Campus Ministry works in conjunction with EJME, Service Learning, and other groups to enhance the spiritual life of the school.