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Campus Ministry is an organization at Bishop Dunne designed to guide students, faculty, and the whole community on their faith journey toward the final goal of sainthood with our Lord in heaven. Campus Ministry supports our parents’ spiritual leadership through providing a voice of truth, love, and mercy, reflecting the very qualities of Jesus Christ. We are proud of our Catholic identity, heritage and faith. Campus Ministry embraces people of all faith backgrounds with love and compassion.


About Campus Ministry

Masses are held every week, and students attend on a biweekly basis (grades 6-9 and 10-12 alternate masses each week).  The holy sacrifice of the mass is the central form of worship, where we receive Christ in the Eucharist to aid and sanctify us on our life’s journey back to Him.  Students may serve as altar servers, lectors, gift bearers, choir members, and even extraordinary ministers of holy communion in masses.

We begin every school day with a specially written daily prayer, a meditation on the gospel of the day and our morning offering. Every month we focus on a new prayer to add to our spiritual arsenal. 

Every year students attend a retreat. Retreats are themed according to the needs of their stage of personal, social, and spiritual development. The goal is to grow closer to God and to one another. Upper school students can apply to be student retreat leaders, often leading small groups of students in discussion. Junior retreats last overnight, and senior retreat last three days post-Kairos program.

Bishop Dunne hosts at least three different prayer services for special occasions: Thanksgiving, Advent, and Lent.  Prayer services are held in the gym with the entire school community.

Peer Ministry is a special course offered only to seniors and juniors.  The course helps form student spiritual leaders who are well versed in the nuances of modern ministry.  Peer ministers assist in setting up masses and prayer services as well as leading specific class retreats. 

In partnership with Holy Spirit Catholic Church, students attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. The trip is open to all 9-12 graders.

On Wednesdays (excluding the first Wednesday of the month), Campus Ministry hosts a one-hour Pray and Play for all students. The event is a brief mid-week encounter with God’s word through Scripture. After 30 minutes of reflecting on a Bible passage, students enjoy 30 minutes of lighthearted recreation.

Once every three years, Campus Ministry hosts an international pilgrimage.  This trip, open to all high school students, teaches students about the roots and history of our Catholic faith.

Every day at 3:10 p.m., we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the chapel.  This is an optional communal prayer and all are welcome to attend this 10-minute reflection.


Campus Ministry Club

Mission Statement: The Campus Ministry club helps all students come to know God, love God, and serve God and His creation.

Age/Grade Level: open to all grades

Meetings are every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the month in Room 110, from 3:30-4:30pm.

Officers: Peer ministers

Community project: We host four practicum service projects a year run by our peer ministers to serve different spiritual needs on campus.