The Campus Ministry Department seeks to enhance the spiritual nature of the school, provides opportunity for the sacraments, and meaningful prayer experiences and services. Prayer is an iintegral part of our daily experience and every class begins with prayer.
Campus Ministry works collaboratively with the Theology Department to encourage students to seek to understand their faith, practice their beliefs, and most importantly, grow closer to Jesus Christ as they mature into young adults. Retreats are held for every class.
The Liturgy Committee provides the opportunity for students to help create and minister in the Liturgies and liturgical seasons, while the Liturgy Musical Group encourages a variety of instruments, voices, and styles of music.
The Mission Club creates projects that center on collections for various needs in the community and other areas of service.
Holy Family High School, as a Catholic community, offers a variety of liturgical experiences for the Catholic development of its members. At least once monthly a liturgy is planned throughout the year to celebrate the Church's Holy seasons, Feast days, and special school activities. In addition, there will be opportunities for class Masses and small group liturgies. Click here for the Mass, Retreat & Prayer Schedule.
The Campus Ministry Team plans annual class retreats. The purpose of a retreat is to enhance the spiritual development of each student.
- Seniors go away for a one-night retreat with their entire class.
- Juniors participate in one three and half-day Kairos Retreat.
- Sophomores and Freshmen participate in a one-day, off-campus retreat.
- Those who miss their class retreat must take part in a one-day makeup retreat.
Holy Family students are required to be a part of our Apostolic Ministry Program. Each year students are asked to design an Apostolic Ministry Project as a part of Holy Family’s four year Ministry Project. Each year the expectations vary in the area of service. This is such an important part of who we are as a school, that completion of this program is required for graduation.
The Goal of the Program:
The goal is to give every student a full range of experiences in the area of service with a program that calls for reflection and learning from the experiences. As Catholic Christians we follow the example of Jesus to be a people who welcome the lost, heal the sick, comfort the sorrowing and reach out to those in need. These good habits are natural for all of us to an extent but still need nurturing. The program is designed to include all areas of life: home, school and the broader community. The program is designed to give lots of ideas and support to the student while encouraging their initiative and responsibility.
Area of Service Required:
- Freshmen - Service in the family, to the family, or with the family.
- Sophomores - Service in the school or the parish.
- Juniors - Service in the broader community working directly with people of special needs (normally outside the family ). Two different organizations or two different areas.
- Seniors - Service in the community directly with people of special needs (outside the family), six times at one place.
Service may be planning a volunteer project for the family, providing a planned religious or social experience for the family, or choosing a family member to help in some unique way.
- HF Verification card and reflection papers are due December 6-December 7, 2012.
- The reflection paper should be 1-2 full pages, typed, MLA format, explaining what was done and what was learned about the self, about others, their family, and service in general. Tell a story of your favorite memory concerning the project.
- The project will be a part of 1st and 2nd quarter grades. Records are kept until graduation.
Completed Freshmen projects are needed to graduate.
Sophomores give school or parish service. Opportunities are often alter servers, confirmation or catechism teachers, or child care providers. Opportunities are announced on the PA throughout the year, but students may come up with others. (i.e. team assistants, school functions, Tiger Gala, Putting the flag up or down each day, office assistants)
- HF Verification cards are due Thursday, May 2 or Friday, May 3, 2013 to their Theology Teacher. The project is a part of the class grades.
Completed Sophomore projects are needed to graduate.
Service directly with people with special needs.
- Experiences with 2 organizations - length of time may vary from a couple of hours to a day/ more. Special opportunities for service will happen periodically through school. Ideas and telephone numbers of some acceptable sites will be provided.
- HF Verification cards and a reflection paper are due to their Theology Teachers by Thursday, February 7 or Friday, February 8, 2013 depending on which day they have Theology. The reflection paper should be 1-2 full pages, typed, using MLA format, explaining what exactly was done during the time spent serving, when and what was learned about the self, about others, the organizations, and service in general.
- Verification Card
Completed Junior projects are needed to graduate.
- Verification Card
Seniors commit to one location and work out a schedule to work with this location at least 6x’s. throughout the year. Service is completed working directly with people with special needs Special needs refers to children, the elderly, hospitalized, disabled, poor or homeless.
- HF Verification cards and a reflection paper are due by Thursday, April 11 or Friday, April 12, 2013 to their Theology Teacher. The reflection paper should be 1-2 full pages, typed, explaining what specifically was done, when, and what was learned about the self, about others, the organization, and service.
Completed Senior projects are needed to graduate.