CAMPUS MINISTER: Miss Joan Wasselljwassell@nativitybvm.net
CAMPUS MINISTRY at Nativity BVM High School is a spirit, an atmosphere that creates an environment where faith is experienced and where these beliefs cut across all the academic and athletic programs, social events and extra-curricular activities. Bringing all of these components together, a strong “Catholic Identity” is formed. This identity defines our mission as a Catholic School.
Nativity students are deeply aware of the opportunities provided for them to become involved in their faith experience. There are three main areas of participation: Liturgy, Retreats and Community Service. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in an active way at Mass by serving as Lectors, Altar Servers, carrying the Processional Cross, bearing Gifts for the Consecration of the Mass, singing in the Liturgy Choir, and praying in common the General Intercessions. Any student desiring to become a part of the Campus Ministry Team is welcome to do so at any time by signing up in the Campus Ministry Room. Devotional activities are planned throughout the academic year as well as days when the Sacrament of Reconciliation is made available.
Retreat days are opportunities for students to reflect on their faith and on their relationship with God. For the most part, these days are planned by the Chaplain and the Campus Minister. Students are invited to share their input into the planning so that their spiritual needs may be met. Retreat days are days away from the regular school schedule. They are conducted by Guest Clergy and/or Lay Ministers.
Service Learning, more commonly referred to as “community service hours” consists of students making special attempts to give to others their time, talents and baptismal gifts for those in need. School policy requires that Freshmen provide a minimum of 10 hours of Community Service; Sophomores: 20 hours; Juniors: 30 hours; and Seniors: 40 hours. A form to record these hours for accountability can be found in the “form” section of this site.
Nativity BVM High School is a Catholic School, founded upon Gospel values, where Jesus Christ is present Sacramentally in the beautiful Chapel and as we profess, “He is the reason for this school.” May he be praised and honored in all that we say and do!