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.


Eucharistic liturgies are scheduled on holy days, including the Solemnity of All Saints and the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, as well as on Ash Wednesday. We also aim to celebrate as a community on days specific to the Holy Cross family, including the feast day for Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of the Holy Cross and on the Feast of Saint Andre Bessette, the first member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross to be Canonized.

All retreats include the celebration of Mass.

Mass if offered in the chapel at the beginning of lunch every Friday.

Mass is celebrated at 6:45 am each day Monday through Friday at Holy Cross Church, which is located within walking distance of AHC.  

A network of local priests are committed to the mission of Campus Ministry at AHC.



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

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


Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in the chapel twice a month.

Mass is offered every Friday during lunch.


Lenten Stations of the Cross

Advent Assembly



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.

Freshman Retreat (September) – day retreat on “Discerning the Voices in our Lives”

Sophomore Retreat (March) – day retreat on “Love”

Junior Retreat (October) – overnight retreat Junior Journey includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Kairos Retreat (groups of fifty seniors attend this retreat scheduled throughout the year) – three-night retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits); includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Faculty/Staff retreat

Meet Us!


Linda Ruszkowski

(301) 929-6452

Lolita Jardeleza
Prayer Minister
(301) 929-6452

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