Providence High School believes that it is not enough to train a student's mind without giving attention to the spiritual dimension of his or her life. The school's commitment to value-centered education demands an emphasis on Christian love as well as Christian action. The purpose of the Campus Ministry team is to minister to these areas of the student's development and give direction and guidance to all religious programs and activities.
Full participation by the entire school community is considered a major strength of PHS. Liturgies are planned by a team of students, faculty and staff.
School Wide Morning Prayer
Each morning the school community offers prayers and petitions to God. They are generally led by our student religious commissioner to begin each day grounded in our relationship with God.
School Prayer Services
Prayer services engage the entire student body and are planned by a team of students, faculty and staff to enhance the spirit of community.
Days of Recollection
Each of the four grade levels at PHS spends an entire day of recollection off campus, allowing students to experience their class as a faith community. Through prayer, activities and small group sharing exercises, students enhance their relationship with others and God.
Campus Ministry Core Team
The Campus Ministry Core(student leadership) Team meets weekly to plan liturgies, organize school-wide charity projects and help lead the Days of Recollection. Through these activities, students become ministers to their peers.
Christian Service Program
The Christian Service Program flows directly out of our Catholic Christian faith, which calls upon us to be of service to those in need. Freshmen are required to fulfill a minimum of 10 hours of service, Sophomores are required to perform 20 hours of service, Juniors must fulfill a minimum of 30 hours of service, and Seniors are required to do a minimum of 40 hours.
The Kairos Retreat is a three-day, overnight experience open to seniors who apply to participate. It is a highly structured program which includes talks by both faculty and student team members, small group sharing sessions, community prayers, celebration of the Eucharist and related activities. Kairos Retreats provide soon-to-be-graduating young adults the opportunity for in-depth and honest self examination, reflection over the deeper meaning of their relationship with family and friends and a strengthening of their faith in God. "Kairotics" overwhelmingly affirm the retreat to have been a profound faith experience and a source of personal.