Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry at St Patricks College focuses on three main areas:

Spiritual/Faith Development; Pastoral Care and Community Development.  The Campus Minister works closely with the Assistant to the Principal – Religious Education to provide opportunities for the ongoing faith and spiritual development of members of the St Patricks College Community.  This may take the form of:

  • Retreat planning and/or facilitation
  • Prayer and liturgy development
  • Eucharistic Celebrations
  • Links with the college chaplain and parish
  • Links with the Diocese and wider community
  • Action groups such as the Justice Action Group
  • Liaison with other schools and groups
  • Promotion of and involvement in events and activities both within the school and also in the wider community
  • Conversation in the schoolyard with students
  • Co-ordination of the retreat program in conjunction with the APRE
  • Discerning the needs of students and staff for spiritual enrichment activities
  • Companioning or journeying with students
  • Preparation and facilitation of rituals for a variety of situations
  • Maintaining connections with ex-students
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Ongoing pastoral care of staff and students and other tasks as necessary
  • Referral of students and staff to support agencies as appropriate for their pastoral care.

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Disclaimer

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education.

Acknowledgement

This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.