Our Mission is Essential

Our plan to open school in August reflects the input of our faculty, our parents and healthcare experts. With a shared desire for the health and well being of our community, several protocols will be in place. While school may look different, our goal of providing our students with an academically rigorous, Catholic education in the Jesuit tradition remains unchanged.

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Faith Formation

Our commitment to faith formation in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition remains steadfast.
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 and Wilderness Retreats offered throughout the year. Campus Ministry is developing approaches to offering individual and group faith formation for students. Retreatants will leave campus on Wednesday morning and return Friday afternoon.

As Catholics, we often find consolation through prayer. The following prayer was written by Kerry Weber, an executive editor of America Magazine.


A Prayer Amid an Epidemic

by Kerry Weber

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.

Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.

Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.

Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.

Jesus Christ, heal us.