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SMR helps to enrich the spiritual and sacramental growth of our students through campus ministry programs, retreats, spiritual direction activities and community service. Our school community upholds the Xaverian values of: compassion, simplicity, humility, trust and zeal.

The Campus Ministry Department encourages and supports students’ spiritual growth and development. Students are able to seek spiritual formation through daily Mass, theology class, daily prayer, service opportunities, mission trips, retreats and spiritual direction

Schoolwide liturgies are celebrated once a month and/or on Holy Days of Obligation. In addition, students may participate in Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and optional daily Mass in the Chapel of Charity located in Rupert Hall. 

Elizabeth Trossbach Chapel
Fr. Scott Communion

The Christian Service Program encourages all students to offer their time and talents to people or nonprofit organizations who are in need of assistance. The program urges students to accept and reach out to those who may be less fortunate. 

Spiritual retreats provide students with the opportunity to take time out and evaluate the faith aspects of their lives and to renew their sense of the centrality of God in all they do. Retreats are required for grades 9–11 and optional for seniors. 

The Spiritual Direction program helps students of all faiths become closer to God. Every week, students have the opportunity to connect with local priests on campus to expand their prayer life, strengthen their moral compass and intensify their relationship with God. Students often say this program is life changing. Please contact Mr. James Parker with any questions about Spiritual Direction. 

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Meet Our Campus Ministry Staff

Mary Allen

Mary Allen

Campus Minister, Caritas Resource Center Coordinator
Emma Davis

Emma Davis

Campus Minister
James Parker

James Parker

Director of Campus Ministry