The Bishop Canevin High School Ministry Team is composed of Religion department faculty members, our school chaplain, a member of the school administration, and interested students. Throughout the school year, the Ministry Team develops and facilitates a comprehensive ministry focusing on prayer, liturgy, and sacramental opportunities so that all members of our school community may deepen their personal relationship with Christ.
Our school’s charism of Ignatian Spirituality guides the actions of the Ministry Team. The practices and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, are woven into our school prayer life, liturgical celebrations, and retreat experiences. Students are encouraged to become “contemplatives in action” by engaging in meaningful service projects, participating in the Examen, and reflecting on their spiritual growth throughout their four years at Bishop Canevin HS.
Examples of prayer and worship which occur regularly at Bishop Canevin High School are:
- Each school day begins with a motivational thought for the day, a prayer, and the recitation of the Glory Be by the school community.
- Every period of the day, every teacher begins class with a prayer.
- School-wide liturgies are planned at least monthly, on Holy Days of Obligation, and surrounding major holidays.
- Reconciliation is offered to all students during Advent and Lent.
- Mass is celebrated in our school chapel weekly at 7:15 AM. All members of our school community are invited to attend.
- All students participate in a class retreat each school year.
- Every Friday afternoon, our entire school community (students, faculty, & staff) engages in a weekly Spiritual Examen.
Students are provided the opportunity to become peer leaders in campus ministry by taking an active role in the celebration of Mass. Students act as altar servers, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist during school liturgies as well as facilitating the technology needed behind the scenes. Student leadership is also reinforced during our annual Kairos Retreat which is student-led, participation in our St. Ignatius Scholars Program and Crusaders 4 Justice groups, and our summer Mission Trip.