Always more. Always Better. Always with Love.
The Campus Ministry office at Villa Joseph Marie High School is a place where students are offered opportunities to grow in relationship with themselves, one another, and God. Recognizing each student is on a personal and spiritual journey, the Campus Minister strives to accompany students in seeking self-awareness and confidence in faith. An integral part of our school’s mission and identity, Campus Ministry seeks to enrich the Villa experience through the three pillars of faith, community, and service.
Liturgy & Prayer
We celebrate Mass together as a community 1-2 times a month. Students serve at liturgies in many ways, as altar servers, readers, flag and class banner bearers, hospitality ministers, gift bearers, and members of the liturgical choir. Sign up in Campus Ministry at any time! All are welcome!
Thursday morning prayer services are open to everyone in our school community. Consider joining us at 7:45am in the Chapel to start your day with ten minutes of scripture and music.
Retreats are offered each year for all members of the Villa community in order to intentionally focus on our mission and identity. Designed to promote self-awareness and unity among peers, retreats are a graduation requirement.
Two optional retreat experiences are also available: Urban Challenge (Social Justice focus in Camden, NJ) and the Art, Self, and Spirit retreat series facilitated weekly afterschool in Campus Ministry.
Living out our mission of being “empowered global citizens,” we are called to follow the gospel message of faith and service. At VJM we strive for education of the whole person - mind, heart and spirit. Committing ourselves to awareness and involvement within our community shapes us to be women of strong character whose lives reflect the love of God. Service Learning is intended to be a LEARNING experience. Students are encouraged to seek new and unfamiliar populations in environments that stretch their comfort zones. Students should choose an agency or organization, which provides direct contact with people. In doing so, our students will grow in deeper understanding of themselves while serving community needs.
As a graduation requirement, sophomore, junior, and senior students must complete 10 hours of Service Learning each year.
Freshman students complete their 5 required hours during Freshman Seminar.
Students, Families, and Friends of Villa Joseph Marie High School,
Thank you for your support and interest in life of Campus Ministry. Here at Villa, Campus Ministry is designed to accompany students while strengthening the spirit and identity of our community. Please share your joys, concerns, and questions at any time – the door is always open!
Peace and Solidarity,
Campus Minister 215.357.8810 ext. 126 firstname.lastname@example.org