Campus Ministry Retreats:
Disconnecting from daily routines and spending time away with classmates provides students an opportunity to reconnect with God. For this reason, Catholic Central students are required to participate in their annual campus ministry class retreat. Each campus ministry retreat has a different format and theme, listed below:
Freshman Retreat – A single-day retreat focusing on their identity as a child of God.
Sophomore Retreat – A single-day retreat helping students discover how nature can teach us about who God is and His role in our lives.
Junior Retreat – Run by the staff at the Bergamo Retreat Center, this overnight retreat helps juniors learn about holy relationships with one another.
Kairos – Seniors participate in this three-and-a-half-day campus ministry retreat experience aimed at helping students reconnect with themselves, others, and with God.
Peer Ministry & Prayer:
Our campus ministry program is unique in this region as we offer our program to the Pre-K to 8th-grade students, not just the high school grades. Meet Mo Prikk in this video, our Pre-K to 8th grade Campus Minister. She has been in Catholic education her whole life and speaks of the blessing to now be able to work with the youth in our school.
Students interested in leadership in campus ministry can participate in peer ministry training. Student leaders plan and run class retreats, lead morning prayer, and participate in various ministries in Mass.
Mass – The high school celebrates Mass at least once a month, either an all-school Mass for holy days or class Masses.
Morning Prayer – Every morning, the entire high school gathers for prayer led by a student leader or faculty member. Prayer can be personal faith stories, religious anecdotes, or reflections on church teaching.
Various All-School Activities – In order to engage students in their faith, the life of the church, and the liturgical year, the Campus Minister and student leaders invite students to participate in ongoing activities including the saint search and Advent hallway decorating contest.
In addition to official programming, Campus Ministry serves the faculty, staff, and students at Catholic Central through prayer and pastoral care. The Campus Minister is available to talk with parents, staff, and students in times of crisis or stress, as well as pray with and for members of the community.