Community Service Day 2017
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May Crowning is May 4
Our annual May Crowning will take place on Thursday, May 4 at 9:55 a.m., prior to the start of our all-school Mass. The May crowning is an annual act of devotion in honor of our Blessed Mother.
It is a brief (10 minutes) ceremony intended to nurture faith and recognize Mary as our patroness and example. Sophomore girls will participate in the ceremony and crowning. All are welcome to attend.
Service Hours for all students, Senior Essay is due May 1
The deadline is May 1 for logging in your required 15 service hours for 2016/17. The senior essay deadline is also May 1. To check your logged in hours, go to the Filemaker app on your iPad and log in with [username: student] and [password: student]. Logged hours will then appear. View Service Hour requirements and how to record service hours and submit the senior essay Questions? Contact Zachary Zvosecz at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Calendar of Service Opportunities!
Researching your service options? Check out the new Service Opportunities calendar! Dates, times and agency contacts are found in the calendar for various non-profit service agencies. Opportunities at BCHS will also be listed in the calendar as they become available! Use the blue button on the right to view the calendar!
BCHS Liturgies 2016/2017
All are welcome to take advantage of these opportunities to pray together at Bishop Chatard. See Liturgy at the right for this year's schedule.
Archdiocese Young Adult/Campus Ministry Activities
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis offers an array of young adult ministry, college ministry, and numerous events throughout the year for those ages 18-25. See more at: www.indycatholic.org
Coping with Loss and Depression
Click here for a list of resources available to parents and others who are guiding our youth as they try to make sense of loss and cope with depression.
About Campus Ministry
The purpose of campus ministry at Bishop Chatard is to provide a true Catholic environment of ministry that empowers the school community, especially students, to grow as Disciples of Christ. The Eucharist is at the heart of everything done in the Campus Ministry Department.
The Director of Campus Ministry oversees a program that focuses on the areas of faith formation, Christian leadership and service. All adult members of the Bishop Chatard community (administrators, teachers, parents and staff) are part of campus ministry.
Campus ministry focuses on individual faith formation by providing weekly Mass and Reconciliation, daily prayer opportunities, liturgical events, retreats and individual pastoral guidance for students and faculty. The liturgical seasons of the Catholic Church year are incorporated into all of the school liturgy planning. The importance of individual participation and Christian unity among school community members is promoted. In order to encourage a connection with the wider Catholic community, the North Deanery pastoral leaders are invited to all campus ministry events.
Campus ministry is designed to encourage students to embrace leadership from the perspective of being a Christian role model. Students are an integral part of all campus ministry activities, especially with the school's liturgical events. A core team of juniors and seniors are trained to serve as team members for the underclass retreats. Campus ministry is responsible for organizing and training adults and students to share their faith and gifts in order to create a sense of Christian community at Bishop Chatard.
The Bishop Chatard Campus Ministry Office assists students in fulfilling the minimum service hour requirements by informing students of opportunities for service, as well as tracking the number of service hours completed. However, the true success of the service program rests on the shoulders of the students.
Campus ministry provides a structured retreat program designed to enable students at every grade level to reflect on God's presence in their everyday lives and how they might bring God's presence to others through discipleship. The retreat experiences allow the students an opportunity to connect their knowledge of faith and Christian values with actual life situations. The goal of each retreat is to bring the students to Christ in order to reiterate the importance of having Christ at the center of one's life.
Freshmen will attend a day of reflection during the school day. Sophomores will attend one of three one-day retreat experiences at CYO Camp Rancho Framasa. Juniors have the opportunity to attend an overnight retreat. The retreat program culminates with the Christian Awakening Retreat, an extended retreat experience that occurs during senior year.