The Sr. Elizabeth Anne Sheehy Campus Ministry Center at Bishop Alemany High School
The Campus Ministry Center is a resource for the development of the identity of Bishop Alemany High School as a Catholic school. Here the students and staff are welcome to become involved in the development of their own faith and in the development of our faith community. Through the meeting of open hearts and open minds, together we are better able to discover the joys of living in and through Christ.
The staff of the Campus Ministry Center wishes to extend our best wishes to all of you as we invite you to be a part of the events and spirit of the new school year. The Campus Ministry theme for the upcoming school year is "faith, Hope and Love". The greatest gift we can give our students is relationship with Jesus Christ. Like all relationships, a relationship with Christ requires an openness to His presence in our life and a willingness to respond to His call. St. Paul defined this response in three words when he wrote to the divided community of Corinth. He said, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love”. St. Paul is reminding us that the perfection of community will be seen in the kingdom of God, but here and now the joy of Christians is found in getting to know Jesus through the practice of virtue. Faith, Hope and Love are recognized as the cardinal (pivotal) virtues of the Church, as it is upon them that all of our spiritual life turns. Each of these virtues is an active response, not a mere state or label, but a call to action: to have faith in God, to embrace hope over despair, and to give love even at the cost of sacrifice. When we practice these virtues we get to know the things of heaven, but more importantly we get to know who lives there. May we enjoy the journey of this year, together.
Liturgies this school year:
August 18, Opening Prayer Service- Faith, Hope and Love
September 6, Opening School Mass- Faith, Hope and Love
October 4, Feast of St. Francis-All School Mass– Peace and All Good
November 1, All Saints Day– All School Mass– Blessed in the eyes of the Lord
November 21,Thanksgiving Prayer Service- Thank the God who feeds us
Nov 29-30, Advent Penance Services– God, the Father of Mercies
December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception- Ever Faithful
January 17 &18, Chapel Masses– Worship
February 14, Ash Wednesday– All School Mass– Believe the Good News
Feb. 28 & March 1, Lenten Penance Service– Pardon and Peace
March 5-6, Class Masses– Crosses
March 29, Holy Week Prayer Service– The story of the Passion
April 18, Easter Mass—Alleluia
May 23, Closing School Mass– We have Faith, Hope, and Love
Overnight Fast for Peace - September
St. Francis Peace Festival - October 2-6
Exhibition of Peace related resources with student lead events.
Catholic Schools Week - January 28- February 3
Church Vocations Day - February 9
Mission to Haiti - February 11 - 17
Annual Campus Ministry Cardinal and Gold Dinner - March 1
Archdiocesan Youth Day - March 15
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – The First Friday of each month following the 7:10 am Mass. Special representation during each period by The Bishop Alemany Honor Guard.
Ministry Groups: Christian Leadership; Prayer and Bible Study for the Alemany Community; SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions); Pax Christi International (Social Concerns); Liturgical Ministries; Retreat Teams; LAMBs (liturgical and ministry bunch); Bishop Alemany Honor Guard (group devoted to the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament), MNMS - My name My Story (anti-bullying/tolerance group).
Fridays For Life - nearly every Friday after school. Student lead promotion of life and human dignity.
Visits to Mother Gertrude Assisted Living Center - Second Thursday of each month.
Pastoral Counseling: private/individual Spiritual Direction, available with staff upon request
For More Information About These Programs/Events, Call the Campus Ministry Center at 818-837-5264. And please pray for the success of the ministries of Bishop Alemany High School.