At St. Francis Xavier Middle School we are continually looking for ways to actively involve the students in the service they provide to enrich their understanding of how we are called to be the hands of Christ. While students are collecting money, tying blankets, performing corporal works of mercy, caroling and making cards for the elderly in our midst, we want them to be living out our motto of "faith, knowledge, service."
Campus Ministry at St. Francis Xavier Middle School exists to bring students to Christ and Christ to students. Through Campus Ministry, students are given developmentally appropriate opportunities to grow in their personal relationship with God, serve others, learn about the Catholic faith, receive the sacraments and worship together.
Campus Ministry coordinates weekly liturgies that include mass, rosary prayer services, stations of the cross and other traditional and contemporary worship. Twice a year, each student at Xavier Middle School participates in a grade level retreat. During Advent and Lent, students are provided the opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. Campus Ministry works with the Student Ministry Council to give students a chance to learn and develop leadership skills while serving the school community. This group also coordinates charity collections and service opportunities.
Additionally, Campus Ministry works with teachers, priests, youth ministers and others to provide ongoing opportunities for students to explore their faith through on-campus activities and the coordination of parish, diocesan and community events.
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More information can be found on the XMS Campus Ministry Haiku Page; click here to access the page.