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Campus Ministry

Be a Servant. Be a Knight.

At St. Francis de Sales School, Campus Ministry refers to a department, as well as a student organization. In general, the department is responsible for creating opportunities for spiritual expression, formation, and development.

The conveyance of the liturgical and seasonal life of the church and Salesian spirituality is also the job of the Campus Ministry department, as is the job of helping and encouraging students and faculty alike to work for a more just society. To this end, the Campus Ministry department plans and organizes a variety of liturgies, prayer services, and retreats, as well as service, social, and educational opportunities for those in the St. Francis de Sales community.

Besides the Campus Ministry Department, there also exists a student organization commonly referred to simply as “Core Team.” Members of Campus Ministry & Core Team help to plan and execute the many programs and events sponsored by the Campus Ministry department. The group is led in conjunction with the Director of Student Life.

Here are some of the many roles that are played by students involved in Campus Ministry:

  • Mass servers
  • Eucharistic ministers
  • Liturgical planners
  • Lectors
  • Retreat leaders
  • Thanksgiving basket coordinators and deliverers
  • Prayer leaders
  • Coordinators of Advent project

Campus Ministry Department

Mr. J. Michael Petro

Mr. J. Michael Petro

Campus Minister

Spiritual Pillar

St. Francis de Sales School is firmly rooted in the Catholic faith and the Christian humanist teachings of our patron saint. The depth of Salesian spirituality permeates our culture and method of teaching. Students encounter God through Mass, retreats, daily prayer, our Salesian Leadership Initiative, and our Campus Ministry department. "Be who you are and be that well," is more than a motto, it's our way of life

Direction of Intention

My God, I give You this day. I offer You now all the good that I shall do and I promise to accept, for love of You, all of the difficulty that I shall meet. Help me to conduct myself during this day, in a manner pleasing to You.

2023-24 Salesian Reflections

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