Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry at The Academy of the Holy Cross seeks to express the school's commitment to the spiritual development of the student. Campus Ministry provides all students a range of activities and programs designed to nurture and sustain their spiritual lives during their four years at AHC.

Sacraments

All School Mass is celebrated once a month.  We gather to celebrate on Holy Days of Obligation as well as important feasts to the Holy Cross family.   

Mass is celebrated on Fridays at lunch in the chapel for anyone in the community who would like to attend. 

All Retreats include Mass.

Reconciliation and Adoration are available on alternating Thursdays at lunch.  All are welcome. 

Prayer

Daily

Morning Prayer - based on the Liturgy of the Hours, before the first bell of the school day

Shared Prayer- a time to gather and share intentions at the beginning of each lunch 

Guided Meditation - during the last fifteen minutes of each lunch period

Seasonal

Lenten Stations of the Cross

Advent Assembly

Retreats

Campus Ministry offers class-specific, on and off-campus retreats in which all students participate during their four years at AHC. All of these retreats include talks by student peers who already have made these retreats, small group discussion, and opportunities for both individual and communal prayer and reflection.

Freshmen

Welcome Retreat as a part of Orientation.  

Spring Retreat.  Theme:  Discerning the Voices in Our Lives

Sophomores 

Spring Retreat Theme: Love 

Juniors

Junior Overnight Retreat.  Includes a Ropes Course experience, Reconciliation Service and a Class Bonfire

Kairos 

Three-night retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Kairos has been a part of the Holy Cross experience for over 25 years. 

Faculty/Staff Retreat 

All Retreats include Mass. 

Peer Ministry

A class offered as an elective during the senior year.  Students develop and lead the campus ministry programs.  Entrance is by application.


Meet Us!


 

Linda Ruszkowski
Director

(301) 929-6452


Lolita Jardeleza
Prayer Minister
(301) 929-6452


4920 Strathmore Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895  (301) 942-2100  
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