Teaching Truth, Preaching Justice
At St. Pius X High School, Campus Ministry is an essential part of everyday life. Each member of our community plays an important role in advancing the SPX mission and celebrating our Dominican heritage. Of the many benefits of attending a Catholic high school, emphasis on Christian values and morality are hallmark. The diversity of the SPX community is a mosaic of many various and rich faith traditions, which are respected and reverenced in a spirit of ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue. All are invited to grow in their faith and be nourished in their spiritual journey.
Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles at every grade level so that students are serving students. Members of our Dominican Preaching Team lead daily prayer each day, serve at school liturgies in a variety of ministries, participate in apostolic service advocacy, retreat leadership, and celebrate our Dominican heritage in intentional ways throughout the school year.
The office for Campus Ministry invites students to experience personal spiritual growth through liturgical celebrations, spiritual direction, retreats, and service outreach opportunities. Campus Ministry seeks to transform lives for everyday Gospel living; Teaching Truth, Preaching Justice.
The Catholic school, far more than any other, must be a community whose aim is the transmission of values for living. Its work is seen as promoting a faith relationship with Christ in Whom all values find fulfillment. But faith is principally assimilated through contact with people whose daily life bears witness to it. Christian faith, in fact, is born and grows inside a community.”
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Tending to the Spiritual Health of our Community
The Office for Campus Ministry serves our community through four areas of ministry. We strive to practice what we preach by living the tenets of our ministry.
Four Core Areas of Ministry
Growing in prayer, study, community, and preaching
Annual class retreats are times away from the ordinary daily academic and school routines and an invitation to an intentional examination of one’s spiritual journey. Students are encouraged to use the retreat process to grow in relationship with God and to discern how we are called to live our faith actively through our communion and love of God and neighbor.
What is the Value of the Retreat Format?
- Provides distancing from the stresses of daily life
- Provides time for personal reflection on our relationship to God and others
- Provides opportunities to pray, share, reflect, and build community
Christian Service Learning
Serving Others and Making a Difference
As students transition from juniors to seniors, they are asked to complete a minimum of 100 hours of service to social causes that call to them. Together they provide thousands of hours to social agencies and charity organizations, making our world a better place and they become strong Veritas women and men.
Students begin their Christian Service Learning course in the spring of their junior year and must complete it by October of their senior year. They develop leadership skills and learn the value of balancing their own commitments and time spent in service to others. Some agencies where our students serve include churches, parishes, synagogues and temples, children's and adults with special needs camps, community food pantries, mission trips, hospital and age care facilities, outreach educational programs, and numerous other social service agencies.
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St. Pius X
St. Pius X is the patron of liturgical and sacred music, and is also known as the Pope of the Eucharist. Learn more about our school's namesake.