The heart of Campus Ministry at St. Bernard’s is found in the school’s maxim: Love One Another. Campus ministry lives out this motto by providing class level retreats, school liturgies, seasonal prayer services and opportunities to engage in community service projects. Through these experiences, students are encouraged to grow in faith as they share the Christian message. These activities are open to students of all faith traditions.
The school year begins with the Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit and continues with celebrations highlighting the liturgical calendar of the Church and milestones in the lives of our students. Students and faculty participate as altar servers, readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, cantors, and instrumentalists. Students also participate in the Diocesan Mass of Life and Chrism Mass which are celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester.
During the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent, students celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation and are given the opportunity for individual confession.
As a class, students participate in a retreat experience each year. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors spend a day with class members focusing on a chosen theme and examining how that theme relates to them. These retreats offer an opportunity for students to explore their relationships with God and one another.
Throughout the year, students engage in service projects such providing food for needy families in local parishes at Thanksgiving, gifts for needy children at Christmas, and baskets at Easter, volunteering at Camp Sunshine, as well as, working with the Sisters of Presentation on various outreach projects.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org.