Campus Ministry 2016/17 – “Make Me an Instrument of your Peace”
On Mass days we will excuse Campus Ministry Students involved in Liturgy periods 1-4 to assist with set up and take down. Singers and musicians will be excused period 3 to practice. We ask that you come to Mass with your students and sit with them during Mass. We also ask that before each Mass you instruct your students on appropriate Mass behavior and encourage them to participate fully.
Teacher In-Service | Aug 17 (time TBD) | Fr. Vu
Back to School Mass | Mon Aug 23 (7:45am) | Fr. Vu
Homecoming | Friday Sept 30 | Fr. Aaron Junge
St, Francis of Assisi Feast Mass | Oct 4, in theater (time TBD) | Fr. Vu
All Saints | Tues Nov 1 | Fr. Thompson
Thanksgiving/Memorial | Wed Nov 16 | Fr. Steve Garner
Immaculate Conception | Thursday Dec 8 | Fr. Ressler
Christmas Season Mass | Fri Jan 6 | Fr. Glaser
Catholic Schools Week | Tues Jan 31 (10:00am) | Fr. Flaherty
Ash Wednesday | Wed March 1 | Fr. Vu
Grandparents Mass | Fri April 21 | Fr. O Connor
Baccalaureate | Wed May 17 (7:00pm) | Fr. Reasoner
Jr. Leadership | TBD
Liturgies will be at 9:50 am unless otherwise noted.
(Operation Andrew Jan 13, 2016)
Chapel Mass and Adoration:
There will be Mass at 7am in the Chapel every Friday that school is in session. These Masses lead into Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration is from 7:30am-3:00pm on Fridays. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend Friday Chapel Masses and Adoration. Beginning Sept 11, 2015
For Reconciliation, we will excuse Campus Ministry students involved in set up approximately one hour before and after the service. Students will attend the services with their grade level. There will be teachers assigned for supervision. We encourage you to celebrate the sacrament with the students as this can be a powerful witness to them.
1st Semester Reconciliation | Thursday Dec 1 (12:25-2:45pm) (soph/jrs)
2nd Semester Reconciliation | Thursday March 23 (12:25-2:45) (seniors/frosh)
On retreat days the students do not report to school but go directly to the retreat site for the day. We will ask teachers who primarily teach that grade to attend the retreat with us to lead a small group and aid with supervision.
Freshman Retreat | Friday Sept 9
Sophomore Retreat | Friday Oct 21th
Junior Retreat | Friday March 31 (?)
Senior Retreat | Wed May 10 (?) evening
Kairos is a four day retreat attended by juniors and led by a team of seniors and adults. The retreat is held at a retreat house and aims to create an environment away, a moment in “God’s time”, in which participants may be awakened to the ever-present love of God. Students who attend Kairos will be absent from school on Friday. Adults can serve as leaders and are encouraged to write letters to the team and the retreatants. To this end we will send out a list of retreatants and leaders prior to the retreat. We also ask teachers to understand that students are not able to day any homework while they are on the retreat, so giving them a break in this area would be greatly appreciated.
K-25 | Oct 2,3,4,5 Sun-Wed, no school on Mon)
K-26 | Feb 2-5, 2017
K-27 | April 27-30, 2017
TEC is a three day retreat attended by seniors from Xavier and other private and public schools throughout the diocese. The retreat begins on Saturday and ends on Monday. The students who attend a TEC will be absent from school on Monday. We are always looking for adults to assist with TEC and there are many ways that you can participate, from being a table leader to being on the wheat team (which is responsible for details and set up for the retreat). We also encourage you to write letters of encouragement, “wheat letters”, to the candidates and leaders of the retreat. To this end we will send out a list of retreatants prior to the retreat.
XHS TEC | Sept 30-Oct 3 | Priest TBD
March for Life
A group of Xavier students and adults, in conjunction with Dubuque County Right to Life, attend the March for Life in Washington D.C. The March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion on or around the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade. The march is organized by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. The overall goal of the march is to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. The march typically draws around 400,000 attendees each year.
Jan 25-29, 2017
Respect Life Week
This is a week set aside to pay special attention to issues of life, from conception to natural death. Specific activities will be announced each day of the week.
Stations of the Cross:
On this day the Campus Ministry students will coordinate a celebration of the Stations of the Cross. Students who participate will be absent from class the whole day to practice and to assist with set up and take down.
Thursday April 13 (schedule to be determined, usually periods 1 and 3)
Day of the Rosary:
The month of May is the “month which the piety of the faithful as especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady,” and it is the occasion for a “moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world pray to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this is month, too, the benefits of God’s mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance” (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no. 1) To this end we devote this day to praying the Rosary, called the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Rosary is one of the most excellent prayers to the Mother of god. Thus, “the Roman Pontiffs have repeatedly exhorted the faithful to the frequent recitation of this biblically inspired prayer which is centered on contemplation of the salvific events of Christ’s life, and their close association with the Virgin Mother.”
Friday May 5, 2017
Pack the Chapel:
This will be the third annual Pack the Chapel event. Students and faculty are encouraged to attend this last Friday Chapel mass of the year for the seniors. The Mass will be followed by donuts and juice.
Friday May 12, 2016
Sept 23 Magnus McFarlane Barrow
Dec 3 Feast of St. Xavier on a Saturday
We thank you in advance for your support of Campus Ministry