On the first day of school, freshmen are greeted by walking down an aisle made of senior students clapping their hands and cheering the freshmen in welcome to their home-away-from-home for the next 4 years.
This is the start of Freshman Orientation at Brebeuf Jesuit — the first memory many of these students will have of Brebeuf Jesuit, the first memory of Campus Ministry.
The retreat program at Brebeuf Jesuit is designed to give students at each grade level opportunities to develop spiritually by recognizing God in the people and events of their lives. This is one of the most direct ways we fulfill our mission of helping students see God in all things. A variety of activities are used to bring students together and to help them reflect on their relationships with God, others, and themselves. Retreats provide the opportunity for quiet prayer time, peer leadership, music, student presentations, journal, recreation, small and large group discussions and sharing.
The special intentions of our community are remembered daily in our prayers. If you have an intention that you would like Brebeuf to remember, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and it will be added to the intention book in our chapel.
Brebeuf Jesuit students are encouraged to take an active role in creating and implementing the religious activities within the school. Students develop skills for planning community prayer as well as an appreciation for the role of God in everyday life. In addition to peer leadership of retreats and freshman orientation, students take leadership roles in planning liturgical events, singing in the liturgical choir, reading at school prayer services, and ministering as distributors of Communion.
As students grow and struggle with their faith, their relationship with God, their faith tradition, and issues of concern, campus ministers are available to talk through those times of change and growth. Students are always welcome to drop in or make an appointment.