Education is Essential

COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, March 15, students returned to full-day, in-person learning.

Saint Ignatius High School

Campus Ministry

Overseeing faith programs is Campus Ministry, which plans and leads retreats, school liturgies, mission trips, social justice initiatives, and leadership opportunities in these areas.

Campus Ministry's role is to make space for God in our lives and in our hearts. Through spending time in liturgies, prayer, retreats, mission trips, spiritual direction, working for justice, or even in the quiet presence of our Lord in St. Mary's Chapel - students encounter many invitations each day to hear and know God's voice and call in their lives.

Augie Pacetti '96
Director of Campus Ministry
Augie Pacetti '96<br>Director of Campus Ministry image

At Saint Ignatius, Campus Ministry helps “make space for God”—in the school day, in our daily lives, and in initiatives outside the classroom. Students will work with the Campus Ministry team to plan for school Masses, travel on mission trips, participate in retreats, learn about Ignatian prayer and more. Located centrally on campus, the work of Campus Ministry is central to a student’s formation experience during his four years.

A robust retreat program is a hallmark of Campus Ministry. All students are required to make at least three retreats before graduation: Freshman Spirit Day, Sophomore Retreat Day, and an overnight junior year retreat. Through these experiences, students grow closer to each other, learn new forms of prayer, and discover God’s presence in their lives in a new way.

Students looking to get involved in faith-based programs and planning at Saint Ignatius will find opportunities in Campus Ministry. They can serve at Masses as servers, acolytes and Eucharistic Ministers. They can play an instrument or sing in the chorus at Masses and prayer services through the liturgical musicians. Upperclassmen are invited to lead retreats, and rising juniors and seniors participate in domestic and international mission trips each summer.

Want to get involved? Stop by the Campus Ministry office, or contact any of the department members.

COVID-19 Plans

Our commitment to faith formation in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition remains steadfast. Each day, both the morning and afternoon sessions will begin with prayer. Additionally, we will pray the Examen daily and it will be broadcast via SIBN.
We plan to continue our Kairos retreat program throughout the year. Those retreats will be held at Jesuit Retreat Center. Their newly renovated space will allow for physical distancing and all students will have individual bedrooms.
Our retreat program for juniors will continue as planned with Kairos, Wilderness and other retreats offered throughout the year. Campus Ministry is developing approaches to offering individual and group faith formation for students. Most retreatants will leave campus on Thursday morning and return Friday afternoon.

Campus Ministry Team