Campus Ministry Department

The purpose of the Hill-Murray Campus Ministry department is to support students in their journey of faith, through sacramental celebrations and prayer services, pastoral care, peer ministry, prayer and service opportunities. Campus Ministers, the school Chaplain, and our Religious Studies department work together toward fulfilling our school strategic plan and school mission regarding living out the Gospel call.

Sacramental Celebration / Prayer Services

All-school Mass and Prayer services are an important part of the Hill-Murray experience. We gather regularly as a school community for vibrant worship lead by our Chaplain and student leaders called Peer Ministers. Prayer experiences are designed to reach our students where they are and give them a sense of communion with God and with one another. Our worship schedule reflects the Liturgical calendar, giving our students opportunities to receive the sacraments and experience the seasons of the Church.

Retreats

Hill-Murray students have a unique opportunity to go on retreats, setting time aside to encounter the Lord in a deeper way, grow in faith and grow in our desire to serve our neighbor. Retreats typically include the celebration of Mass, songs of praise and worship, reflections and guided discussions from the Campus Ministry team, team-building exercises and small group discussions led by Peer Ministers. Each grade goes on one retreat during the school year, and there are additional options during the summer for Peer Ministers, the Service team, and other groups.

Peer Ministry

Peer Ministry is a group a students who have heard the call to faith leadership and have come forward to lead. These students have a passion for sharing their faith in Christ, and through their training in ministry skills, they encourage others in their own walk of faith. They assist at Mass, share their faith on retreats, lead service outings, and provide leadership during their daily activities. Sophomores and juniors apply for Peer Ministry in the spring and are selected based upon their application and an interview with a Campus Ministry leader.

Pastoral Care

The Campus Ministry office is a safe place for students when they need support from a trusted, caring adult. Campus Ministers can connect students with other resources that might be helpful such as a prayer book, an opportunity to serve in the community, or a referral to a religious counselor who might be helpful.

Prayers of Intention

We invite you to submit a prayer request on behalf of someone who needs help or is hurting. Their name will be added to the prayer book in the Hill-Murray Chapel.

Adoration
Hill-Murray parents are invited to participate in the spiritual practice of Adoration, which is held in the Hill-Murray Chapel during the school day typically on the first Friday of each month.

The schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year is:  October 1, November 2, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6 and June 3.

Adoration refers to the time when the Blessed Sacrament (the consecrated host) is placed on the altar and the faithful spend time with Jesus in the Chapel in quiet prayer and reflection.

At Hill-Murray you are invited to attend Mass at 7:15am on days of Adoration and are welcome to sign up for a time to stay in the Chapel in prayer.

To learn more about this beautiful spiritual practice, CLICK HERE to check out the US Conference of Catholic Bishops website.

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