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:

  • Provide a Campus Ministry Club which meets weekly at lunch
  • Organize school-wide masses and prayer services
  • Lead grade level retreats rooted in the development of a students’ heart, mind and soul.

St. Vincent de Paul High School 2020-21 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 23rd, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Freshman Retreat

Tuesday, October 6th, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Freshman Family Faith Night

** Every freshman and at least two adult family members must participate. 

Dinnertime will be incorporated.  Other family members are welcome as well.  

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Senior Dyads Morning

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Sophomore Retreat  

Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 22-23 | Junior Retreat

Monday-Wednesday, March 15-17 | Senior Retreat

Wednesday, April 21st | SVHS Day of Service

“Liturgy” refers to communal prayer events, including Mass and Reconciliation services.  Per the SVHS Handbook, liturgy days require a more formal, reverent manner of attire.  Whether in person or online through Zoom (where your camera should be turned on), attire is a follows:

Female – Must wear a dress or combination of a skirt or dress slacks with appropriate blouse (covering the shoulder) and/or sweater. The same dress code standards for blouses, dresses, skirts, and pants as established in the regular dress code apply. Closed-toe dress shoes are required; flats and modest heels (3 inches maximum) are permitted.  Sandals, casual boots (including Uggs), and athletic shoes are not allowed

Male – Must wear a buttoned-down-the-front, collared dress shirt, buttoned and tucked in, with appropriately worn tie, appropriate trousers (no jeans) with belt, and dress shoes (no athletic shoes).  

Wednesday, September 30 | St. Vincent de Paul Feast Mass

Monday, November 2 | All Souls Mass

Wednesday, November 18 | Thanksgiving Liturgy  

Wednesday, December 2nd | Advent Reconciliation Service & Confessions

Wednesday, December 9th | Advent Mass w/ Junior Pin & Ring

Wednesday, January 6 | Epiphany Mass

Friday, February 5 | Catholic Schools Week Mass

Ash Wednesday, February 17 | Liturgy of Word & Ashes 

Wednesday, March 10th | Lenten Mass 

Wednesday, March 24th | Lenten Reconciliation Service & Confessions 

Wednesday, March 31st |  Holy Week Prayer Service

Wednesday, April 21st | Day of Service Liturgy 

Wednesday May 19th | End of Year Liturgy

Thursday, June 10th | Baccalaureate Mass & Dinner

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