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 the Office of Service and Justice 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


Freshman Retreat
Mandatory event for the Class of 2026

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

Parent/Guardian RSVP

Parents/Guardians, please RSVP by Friday, August 12

About the Retreat

One of the highlights of your student’s Freshman year will be his Freshman Retreat, on August 20, 2022, 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 100 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. Special additional details for parents and guardians are included in the RSVP confirmation email.  


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…”  


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.  


Liturgy & Prayer
On the morning of each school day, Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 am Mass is held in the Lady Chapel in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs. Students and parents are welcome.

No services will be held on October 13th, 14th. and 15th.
PLEASE NOTE – masks are required.


Several times during the school year the Jesuit High School Community gathers in prayer and worship. These liturgies and prayer services are centered on a particular religious or social concern and are planned by the Liturgy Committee. Jesuit offers Reconciliation Services once a semester for students. All are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or, if not Catholic, receive a blessing.