Campus Ministry Experience
Fenwick’s Campus Ministry program provides students the opportunity to grow in their faith and learn to integrate that faith into every part of their lives to become authentic disciples of Christ, encompassing the four Falcon Talons of faith, compassion, integrity, and service.
We strive to do this through our service and retreat programs, school liturgies and many different programs with which students can get involved.
Programs and Opportunities
Shantytown is an overnight retreat on Fenwick’s campus in the fall which provides students the opportunity to think more deeply about poverty and hunger and the social justice issues surrounding them. Students sleep outside in cardboard boxes to raise awareness and get a glimpse into homelessness.
Fenwick students, teachers, and staff are invited to pray the rosary before school on Mondays with Mary.
Jammin’ with Jesus is every Tuesday during lunches, when students eat in the Campus Ministry office. It is all about fellowship, food, and Christian music!
Talon Thursday is an opportunity for any student to do service on campus. Every other Thursday after school, students and faculty gather to make over 200 sandwiches for St. Vincent DePaul in Dayton.
On Friday, we celebrate with a Communion Service before school, and the chapel is open the first Friday of the month during the first two blocks for Adoration.
Fenwick celebrates all-school Masses with priests from our surrounding parishes and class Masses in the chapel on a rotating schedule. We also have Reconciliation services in Advent and Lent.
The last day before Thanksgiving break is celebrated with a Grandparent Mass. All students invite their grandparents to come to the all school Mass and stay after for pie and coffee. It is a witness to our thankfulness for our grandparents and the faith they have supported in the students.
Every Monday in Advent, the Fenwick community starts the day gathered together in the school’s main hall for a special Advent Prayer Service. This is a great witness to our awaiting the coming of our Savior.
A group of students attend the March for Life every January in Washington D.C. to stand up for all those who are denied the dignity of life.
Field Day is in the spring and is an opportunity for the Fenwick community to celebrate our unique talents, cultivate fellowship among classes and build community throughout the whole school. Activities involve different challenges focused on the Talons and team building and class minute-to-win-it competitions.
Campus Ministry offers a different week long Mission Trip every summer to various areas throughout the United States. It is a great experience of encountering Christ, transformation, prayer, and service, in solidarity with those we serve.