Campus Ministry supports the Spiritual Life of the School community. As a Sinsinawa Dominican High School, Campus Ministry strives to collaborate in the ongoing formation of our Dominican Values: Truth, Compassion, Justice, Partnership and Community.
We live in the Dominican Tradition and as such are called into faithful service to all those around us. We are challenged by the examples of Dominic de Guzman, Catherine of Siena and Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli to engage in meaningful dialogue, and to “ cry out with those in misery, mourn with those who are lonely, weep with those in tears” (Henri Nouwen).
Our major school-wide project is the annual Christmas delivery to St. James providing support for needy parish families. This ideal will be expanded upon this school year as we strive to help those in need within the surrounding communities.
Dominican Preaching Conference
The 16th annual Dominican High School Preaching Conference took place at Siena Heights University in Adrain, Michigan. Seniors, Sara Durkin and Abigail Bautista represented Queen of Peace for the week and will share what they learned with the community throughout the 2014-2015 school year.
At the end of the week, each Dominican High School writes a statement of intent: Here is what Queen of Peace’s Preachers developed:
We, the Preachers of Queen of Peace commit to the preaching of the Gospel in the following ways…
- Creating an awareness program for sustainability in our school community.
- Re-energizing the prayer life in our community through the development of a stronger liturgy team and establishing a Dominican Preaching Team.
- Preaching the creative arts by incorporating Taize, water color, and Mandalas into the retreat experiences of our community.
Peace celebrates its Catholic Tradition as a school community with student-led prayer services and Eucharistic Liturgies throughout the year. Reflection time, opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the newly established Peace Circles allow students to live out their faith.
Campus Ministry teaches and empowers our students to take on leadership roles in the prayer life of the community. Students will serve the Peace community by assisting in the distribution of Communion, Proclaiming the Scriptures or serving as an Altar Server at the Liturgies.
They will also serve on the Ministry Team providing for the planning of the liturgical and sacramental life of the Peace community. The Ministry Team will develop their own relationship with Christ, grow in this relationship together as a community, and model this relationship to fellow students. They will also serve as an integral part of the Peace Circles seeking to bring the practice of Reconciliation into the community and as Dominican Preachers for our school liturgies.
Peace offers a four-year retreat program as part of the Theology curriculum. Each one-day, in-school retreat focuses on building and strengthening relationships with themselves, others and God. In Senior year, students may choose to attend VERITAS – a weekend long retreat where they are challenged to develop a deep and meaningful relationship with God.
Students also serve as retreat ministers where they work together to develop and facilitate class retreats including preparing talks, leading small group discussions, and guiding students in retreat activities.