Ministry

Overview

Ministry

Campus Ministry’s primary concern is to prepare each young man for life, leading him to become a faith-filled and value-centered person, within the model of Jesus Christ, centered in our Roman Catholic heritage, and in the tradition of Ignatius of Loyola. All of the religious activities at Jesuit are designed to respect each person’s religious tradition.

Campus Ministry dedicates itself to the task of bringing out in each person those spiritual gifts that lead people towards deeper love of self, others, and God in the building of God’s Kingdom.

Ignatian Spirituality:

  • Finding God in all things
  • Listening with a discerning heart
  • Living for “the Greater Glory of God”

Campus Ministry Team

The Campus Ministry Team, along with Christian Service and Theology, helps facilitate the Spiritual/Religious tenant of Ignatian Education. All faculty/staff members are seen as campus ministers in all they do with and for the young men at Jesuit High School. If you have questions or special prayer requests, please call us at (916) 482-6060 x292.

Coordinated by the Office of Campus Ministry

Event

Freshman Retreat
Mandatory event for the Class of 2025

Image of the backs of a crowd of freshmen with arms linked in the gym

Parent/Guardian RSVP

One of the highlights of your student’s Freshman year will be his Freshman Retreat, August 28, 2021, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Because the experience of the Freshman Retreat is so important for new students, participation in the entire retreat is MANDATORY for all Freshmen.

The retreat is led by a group of 110 Seniors who have been trained as retreat leaders. This retreat occurs early in the school year because it is a significant opportunity for Freshmen to develop as a community of friends, to understand the traditions of Jesuit education, and to believe themselves to be a vital part of the Jesuit High School family. Parents and Guardians also have an orientation and lunch on Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and are encouraged to then join us at 5:00 pm for the Freshman Family Mass.

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Kairos Retreat for current Juniors

KAIROS means “the Lord’s Time.” Juniors who attend this retreat have the opportunity to integrate their high school experiences within their own spirituality and values. Retreatants are challenged to find God in themselves and the faces of all those around them. There are five Kairos retreats each year: four for Seniors and this final one of the year for Juniors. This retreat is led by faculty and Senior students who have made a KAIROS retreat.

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The Suscipe Prayer
We pray this together as a community every Friday morning.

Throughout their years at Jesuit High School, your sons will be introduced to St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order, whose spirituality permeates our mission and identity.  One of the exercises Ignatius encouraged was that of intentional discernment in our lives.  We receive with gratitude the many Gifts from God, and offer them back to the Lord to be used in service to His greater glory. (AMDG=For the greater glory of God!)  Each Friday morning we pray the Suscipe, which begins, “Take, Lord, receive…”  

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What is The Examen?
A prayer of reflection to look for God's invitation and presence throughout our day

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is a practice in Ignatian Spirituality that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.  Each school day we pause, as a community, to pray The Examen. We begin with gratitude, then reflect on the ways God is inviting us to draw near, and how we are responding to those invitations.