Summer Field Studies
One part academics, one part adventure, one part retreat — Find out more about this summer trip to the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado for current juniors and seniors.
Extra Service Opportunities
Looking to get involved in the community in new ways? Check out this page for current community needs that will count as “Other” service hours and give you the chance to give back! This list is updated frequently!View ‘Other’ Service Needs
Spiritual Leadership Clubs at BCHS
Moderator: Mr. Kelley
Bishop Chatard offers Adoration each month in the SBC (St. Benedict Center) Chapel. Theology teachers bring their classes to the chapel during designated periods to participate in Adoration. To ensure that the exposed Eucharist is never left alone in the chapel during unscheduled periods, the Student Adoration Team was born.
Requirements: Any Bishop Chatard student in good academic standing may participate as a member of the Student Adoration Team. The best candidates are those students who have a sincere desire to participate in an intimate encounter with Jesus, appreciate time devoted to reflective prayer, and want to ensure the school’s ability to offer regular Adoration to the community.
Moderator: Mr. Kelley
Pro-Life supports and promotes the Catholic attitude and teaching on the value of all life. This group strives to make evident to the students, staff and community our support of the moral issues of life. Members participate in various city and national events to plan major activities as well as develop ways to spread the message of respect for life and dignity.
Requirements: Open to all.
Major Activities: March for Life in Washington, D.C. in January. City-wide events and rallies, such as the Life Chain.
2019 March for Life Trip to Washington D.C.
Moderator: Jeff Bach
In the Peer Ministry Program (formerly called Mentor/Mentee Program), current seniors (in pairs or trios) are paired with freshmen homerooms to build relationships with the students from freshmen orientation until the last week of classes. The program aims to promote relationships between seniors and freshmen while providing the newest members insight into school resources and staff, Campus Ministry programs, and ways to get involved. At the same time, the senior mentors develop important leadership skills and ‘pay forward’ the blessings they’ve received while at Bishop Chatard. Peer ministers go through formation and engage freshmen in conversation, plan activities, share meals, and accompany the freshmen in their assigned homerooms.
Requirements: Peer Ministers are seniors, interviewed by Campus Ministry to make sure they are a good fit and that they represent the student body at large. They are trained and receive ongoing formation.
Major Activities: Peer Ministers help facilitate the Freshman Orientation, visit Freshman homeroom every day the first 2 weeks of school to mingle and get to know the freshmen, and at least once every two weeks thereafter.
St. Augustine's Prom
Moderator: Kim Shaw
Each year students plan and attend a Prom for resident’s at the St. Augustine’s Retirement Home. Students decorate the main hall at the St. Augustine Home for the event. Each student attending is an escort for a resident of the St. Augustine Home. Prom pictures are taken and distributed to the residents in attendance. Students dance the evening away with the residents and fellow students. It is one of the most memorable events of the year.
Requirements: All are welcome.
Major Activities: Prom is held in the Spring.
This event, held every other year, aims to raise students’ awareness of homelessness in Indianapolis. BCHS students spend a night ‘outside’, experiencing life as a homeless person might.
Above: Scenes from the 2018 event — Read a story about the event written by BCHS student journalists in The-Blueprint.org