Campus Ministry

Our Mission Statement

Saint Vincent de Paul High School’s Campus Ministry Department strives to foster the spiritual lives of our students. Spirituality is integral to the development of the whole person who embraces compassion and acts with a sensitivity to the struggles of our brothers and sisters. We accept students of all religious denominations in an attempt to highlight the significance of a life lived through faith. Most importantly, Campus Ministry will provide students an opportunity to develop authentic Catholic Values: Faith, Hope, and Love.

Whom do we serve?

All members of the Saint Vincent de Paul High School community.  These members include students, faculty and staff members who coexist and constantly interact on our campus.  As a community, we are all part of the body of Christ and it is important that we operate with inclusivity and acceptance.

How do we serve?

Campus Ministry serves the Saint Vincent de Paul High community in the following ways:

  • Hosts Campus Ministry Club for planning, discussion, fellowship, and ministry training.
  • Organize school-wide masses and prayer services.
  • Lead grade level retreats rooted in the development of a students’ heart, mind and soul.
  • Coordinates service-mission trips during Spring Break or the Summer.
  • Sponsors youth rallies, guest speakers, and peer-ministry conference trips as available.

St. Vincent de Paul High School 2021-22 Retreat Schedule

*All students are expected to attend their grade’s annual retreat.
**Students & parents sign permission/medical/conduct forms to attend retreats.
***SVdP Upperclassmen who wish to serve on a retreat team should contact Mr. O’Smith (x133, mosmith@svhs-pet.org) in the Campus Ministry Office.

  • Freshman Retreat:  15th @ SV Parish, during school hours
  • Sophomore Retreat: 20th @ SV Parish, during school hours
  • Junior Retreat: 9-10, overnight, off-site
  • Junior-Senior Kairos Retreat:(By application, voluntary) Feb. 16-18, double-overnight, off-site
  • Senior Retreat: 17-18, overnight, off-site
  • All-Sophomore Family Brunch: Sept. 18th @ SVHS, 10am – 12:30pm
  • All-Freshman Family Dinnerw/ Teaching Mass, Nov. 4th @ SVHS, 6pm-8:30pm

Your Path of Faith

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Are You Catholic but want to complete your Sacraments of Initiation by receiving First Communion and/or Confirmation?

In coordination with our school president and parish pastor, Fr. Donahue, we invite sophomores and older who are interested in journeying towards becoming Catholic or who seek to complete their Sacraments of Initiation.

Campus Ministry offers a path of faith formation to accompany and disciple such students.

Preparation would meet in the Campus Ministry Office either during lunch or after school to join in video and in-person instruction, dialogue, and prayer.

The Sacraments would celebrated either at the SVdp at Easter Vigil (for those not yet Catholic), or the late Spring Confirmation Mass with the Bishop.

For more information, contact Mr. O’Smith at:
mosmith@stvs-pet.org, x133