Campus Ministry

Our Mission Statement

St. Vincent De Paul College Prep’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 St. Vincent De Paul College Prep 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 St. Vincent De Paul College Prep community in the following ways:

  • Hosts Campus Ministry Club for planning, discussion, fellowship, and ministry training.
  • Organize school-wide masses and prayer services.
  • Lead retreats rooted in the development of a students’ heart, mind and soul.
  • Engage students and their families together in mornings of reflection w/ spiritual formation and community building.
  • Coordinates service-mission trips during Spring Break or the Summer.
  • Sponsors youth rallies, guest speakers, and peer-ministry conference trips as available.

Kairos Retreat

Thursday-Sunday, 2/15-2/18: Kairos Retreat


  • Open to Juniors and Seniors only.  It is a 3-night, overnight experience for SV students, led by SV students and faculty.
  • 2:00pm, Thur., 2/15/24 – 5:30pm, Sun., 2/18/24. Students on Kairos will be excused from 7th period on Thursday (Odd B day) and from all periods on Friday (Even A day). Our Kairos will be held at St. Columba Retreat House near beautiful Pt. Reyes (12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937).
  • The Kairos Retreat Program gives students the opportunity to examine, develop, and deepen their relationships with themselves, with others, and with God.
  • Kairos is not mandatory. Students at other Catholic schools across the country who go on Kairos repeatedly say that it is one of the best things they experience in high school.
  • Cost: Each Kairos participant is asked to contribute at least 1-hour of service at one of the Kairos fundraising events (including lunch fundraisers at school) to help defray the cost of putting on the retreat.
  • Kairos Application: Sign-up online to reserve your spot. There are 17 spots available. Don’t wait! Talk to your friends about doing Kairos together!

St. Vincent De Paul College Prep 2023-2024 Retreat Schedule

*All students are expected to attend their grade’s annual retreat.

*The Kairos retreat is optional for juniors and seniors, and requires parents to attend an information meeting.

**Students & parents sign permission/conduct forms to attend retreats.
***SVdP Upperclassmen who wish to serve on a retreat team should contact Mr. O’Smith (x133, in the Campus Ministry Office.

  • Freshman Retreat:  August 31, 2023
  • Sophomore Retreat: October 5, 2023
  • Junior Retreat: October 26, 2023
  • Kairos Retreat: February 15-18, 2024
  • Senior Retreat: April 18, 2024
  • Sophomore & Women’s Family Brunch, w/ Women: September 16, 2023
  • Freshman Family Dessert, w/ Parents: November 9, 2023
  • Junior & Men’s Morning of Reflection: March 16, 2024

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:, x133