The Campus Ministry program creates authentic experiences in the Christian community among and for students, faculty and staff. It is a program of liturgical, pastoral, and educational services that gives witness to the Gospel message. By integrating the school's mission and philosophy with community service, campus ministry enables and promotes an environment for members of the school community.
On the larger front, the Campus Minister is responsible for organizing our weekly School Mass celebrations, prayer services, retreats and service projects. It is also the responsibility of the Campus Minister to serve each individual at Antonian on a personal basis. The four years that a student spends in high school are filled with growth and transition. Sometimes these changes can bring anxiety into the lives of our youth. It is the mission of the Office of Campus Ministry to provide each student with a confidential outlet to share any problems, issues, or concerns that they may be experiencing.
Components of Campus Ministry
Sacraments and Prayer
Join us every day for morning Mass! 7:15 am at the Chapel of the Saints
Tuesday: Sacrament of Reconciliation is available during lunches
Wednesday: School Wide Mass
First Fridays of the month: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament through Theology classes
As Pope Francis says: "We all have the duty to do good." As part of our formation program, we ask students to report a minimum of 100 hours of service as a graduation requirement. For detailed information about these requirements please see our "Christian Community Service" tab.
Each year students attend class retreats. These take place off-site and are a good opportunity to foster fellowship among each grade level, to have a time for prayers, and personal growth. The retreat program has extensive offerings for students to examine their faith life in a safe and nurturing environment.
Freshmen retreat: This is a day retreat where a group of Seniors lead the Freshmen class in a day of fellowship and reflection
Sophomores retreat: Service day retreat! Our sophomores go to different organizations in the San Antonio community to lend their hands and hearts in service to those in need.
Juniors retreat: NET ministries are a fantastic team of college students who devout a year of their lives to lead high school retreats, our Juniors experience a NET day retreat in two different dates (class is split in half).
Seniors: Our Seniors have the option to attend a Kairos retreat. This is a four day retreat to deepen in knowledge of self and God.
Apache Life – Every other Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Gallery. The goal of these “Life Nights” is to provide students a chance to experience God in a different way as they engage with their peers.
High School Apostles- This is a great leadership program to help you form a community of friends centered in Christ with teens from different High Schools! We have monthly meetings and retreats. For more information about applications please contact Ms. Angela. http://www.highschoolapostles.org/
Alpha groups- Got questions? Try Alpha!- Alpha is a tool for the New Evangelization that is being used by thousands of Catholic parishes in over 70 countries around the world. Alpha creates an environment and opportunity for an encounter with Jesus. As Pope Francis likes to say, it's a chance for "Jesus to find them.” More than 27 million people have experienced Alpha. It attracts many people, especially youth, who ask, "Is there more to life than this?" - We'll have Alpha groups at Antonian on Tuesdays during lunch time.