Campus Ministry

Campus Minister:  Ms. Kelly Wilda

Mission Statement:  The Campus Ministry Program at Xavier High School exists to invite the community to embrace the call to fullness of life in Christ and in the Church.  At its core, Xavier Campus Ministry is about building the Kingdom of God.  The means to that end include program elements such as retreats, liturgies, prayer experiences, service learning, and spiritual formation.

Objectives:

  • To communicate and proclaim the Gospel message
  • To provide opportunities for members of the school community to deepen their understanding of, and commitment to Jesus and His message
  • To invite and encourage involvement in and celebration of the faith community through various forms and styles of worship
  • To foster the personal and spiritual growth of each person
  • To help individuals realize their significance in relationship to school, family, Church and the world community
  • To call on and encourage members of the school community to share their gifts and to minister to others’ needs
  • To raise consciousness about, and encourage action regarding contemporary moral and social problems, as well as to urge people to work toward a more just, safe and peaceful world
  • To complement the general goals and objectives of the religion department and of the school

Components of the Xavier Campus Ministry Program:

Prayer and Liturgy

  • Monthly all-school Liturgies
  • Weekly “optional” Mass offered before school
  • First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
  • Weekly all-school prayer services
  • Reconciliation services - Advent & Lent
  • Weekly “optional” Rosary offered
  • All school prayer to begin and end the day, as well as at lunch
  • Prayer incorporated into every class of the day

Retreats

  • All School Retreat Day in spring of the year
  • Students select a retreat that fits their spiritual need
  • Retreat topics range from God in Art to silent retreat to serving God’s people

Service

  • Christian service requirement of 20 hours per year, including at least 20 hours of parish service by graduation
  • Ethel Moehring "Help Your Neighbor Day" - school community day of service
  • Summer and Spring Break service trips
  • Service projects by athletic teams and clubs

Spiritual Formation

  • Students serve as retreat leaders for middle school retreats
  • Spiritual leadership offered for athletic teams
  • Koinonia - Small faith sharing communities within the school
  • Participation in liturgy and prayer services
  • Reception of the Sacraments on a regular basis

Xavier High School  Campus Minister, Kelly Wilda, kwilda@xaviercatholicschools.org    
1600 W.  Prospect St. , Appleton, WI 54914