Campus Ministry is primarily a center of hospitality for all who are associated with SFC whether student, parent, staff, or guest. Here one will find a sense of welcome and a support for a strong Christ Centered Learning environment where all are encouraged to develop and sustain their faith life in communion with others.
The theme for this year is “Living the Beatitudes”. The Beatitudes are found in the Sermon on the Mount as recorded by the evangelist Matthew (chapter 5 verses 1-12). We will strive to live these beatitudes in our daily lives by learning and implementing the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church.
Prayer is foundation of all that we do at SFC. All classes, meetings, and events begin with prayer. Mass is celebrated throughout the year, presided over by our school pastor Fr. Ramon Bolatete, and there are opportunities for seasonal penance services and other devotions such as the praying of the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross. Our chapel in Crimson Hall is available at all times for anyone who desires some quiet time to pray or meditate before the Blessed Sacrament. I am available for spiritual guidance throughout the day. We also have peer ministers who have been trained to serve as buddies to all new students to help them adjust to SFC and to guide them on their journey.
Community service is another major aspect of Campus Ministry. All students are encouraged to engage in service to the local community. Opportunities for service are posted throughout the school, on EdLine and in the Hawk Weekly.
Know that you are always welcome to visit the Campus Ministry office located in the Administration Building and to participate in any of our services or Masses throughout the year.
May you accept God’s love and peace in your life.
Br. Paul Santoro, OFM