Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is a critical component of the Catholic mission at East Catholic High School. In recent years, Campus Ministry has evolved into a comprehensive pastoral program that includes retreats, spiritual formation, service outreach, liturgy, prayer, support for new students, bereavement, peer ministry, and spiritual formation for faculty and staff. 

Love All, Serve All

"Love all, serve all" is the theme of the Campus Ministry team. Led by two lay ministers, the Campus Ministry program is a thriving example of faith in action at East Catholic High School.

Notre Dame Chapel

    Peer Ministry

    Peer Ministry is a cornerstone of the Campus Ministry program. Peer Ministers are living examples of Christ in the world. A robust group of junior and senior students apply to become Peer Ministers each year and are seen as leaders among the student body. They demonstrate a spirit of service among their fellow students and the larger school community by their willingness to be involved and by giving their time and their hearts in gestures of charity. Some activities they undertake are participating in the monthly masses, leading full-day class retreats, working service events at the school like MARC dances, and more.

    Liturgy and Prayer

    The spirit of prayer is vital to the life of East Catholic. Each school day begins with a prayer, and so does each class period. The entire school also pauses and prays together daily at the beginning of third period, a longstanding and unique tradition at East Catholic. We encourage students, faculty, staff, and visitors to write their prayer intentions in the main office for Third Period Prayer. The celebration of the Eucharist is especially central to the faith life of East Catholic. We offer Mass in the Notre Dame Chapel once a week. We will post the day and time on the Portal. In addition, all members of the school community gather monthly to celebrate Mass together in the auditorium. We are also pleased to offer additional opportunities to pray:

    • Daily Rosary at 7:10 a.m. in the Notre Dame Chapel
    • Monthly Eucharistic Adoration
    • Seasonal prayer opportunities for Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter

    Student Peer Ministers coordinate liturgies in conjunction with Campus Ministers. We also encourage students to read, serve, and participate as music ministers and ushers at all school liturgies and offer liturgical training for interested students.