Campus Ministry comprises all of the programs, activities, and initiatives that help to build a strong Catholic identity for our school and help our school fulfill its mission of leading students to a deeper relationship with Christ.
Campus Ministry seeks to bring faith into all academic and athletic programs, social events and extra-curricular activities.
Campus Ministry is under the leadership of the Chaplain and Theology teachers, who seek the input and participation of students and faculty. Students participate in Campus Ministry in three main areas: liturgy, retreats, and community service.
Prayer and worship are central to our school. We remain rooted in God’s presence and our Catholic identity through daily prayer, periodic Masses, opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and other devotions, such as the Advent wreath blessings and Stations of the Cross. Students may participate in our school Masses as altar servers, readers, or gift bearers. We encourage students to share their musical talents by participating in the choir.
Retreats are special opportunities to take a break from the normal school schedule and focus on one’s relationship with God. All students are required to participate in at least one retreat each school year. The retreat program is explained to students at the beginning of the school year. Details are provided for each retreat as they arise.
Community service is integral to our identity as disciples of Christ. Students are encouraged to go beyond themselves and share their time, talents, and energy with others without expecting anything in return. This is personally rewarding and it forms one’s heart to be compassionate and considerate toward others. School policy requires that Freshmen provide a minimum of 10 hours of Community Service; Sophomores: 20 hours; Juniors: 30 hours; and Seniors: 40 hours.
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!
Rev. Kevin J. Bobbin
Chaplain, Nativity BVM High School
Pastor, St. John the Baptist Church
As a Catholic school, Nativity is a family. As the school chaplain, I have the great privilege of serving as the spiritual father of our family. I am also the pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Pottsville. Before coming to Pottsville, I spent my priesthood as an assistant pastor in various parishes, chaplain of Bethlehem Catholic High School, and Catholic campus minister at Lafayette College. I have a special love for school ministry and I try to spend as much time at Nativity as my other responsibilities allow.
My role at Nativity includes celebrating Mass, providing the Sacrament of Reconciliation, leading our school community in Eucharistic Adoration and other forms of prayer, leading our retreat program, teaching Theology classes, and assisting in any way I can. Above all I look forward to spending time in school to get to know our students and faculty and be available to every member of our school community as much as possible.
With prayers for every member of our Nativity family,
Fr. Kevin Bobbin