The vision of Campus Ministry is to be a driving force of faith and spirituality for the Cristo Rey San José community, working to make the Catholic and Jesuit identity of Cristo Rey a lived reality.
A major part of the development of the total person at Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School — mind, body and spirit — occurs through the Campus Ministry program. The Campus Ministry Department seeks to nurture and develop the spiritual lives of all our students, as well as staff. Through retreats, monthly prayer services, Masses, morning prayers, sacramental preparations and other formational activities we invite and encourage every student to seek God’s presence in all things and to live authentically for the greater glory of God. Our community reflects Jesus’ care and concern for all people regardless of color, creed, or country. We live in solidarity with the poor and with creation, we advocate for those suffering from injustices, and we take joy in being men and women for others.
The Campus Ministry program at Cristo Rey is rooted in the Jesuit tradition, inspired by Gospel values and influenced by our students’ real world experience of holding down a job while attending high school. Our programs are designed to integrate faith, culture, and life - encouraging students to think critically and ethically about the world around them - so as to create the Kingdom of God here on Earth. Each component of the program is aligned with Jesuit Secondary Education Association’s (JSEA) profile of the Graduate at Graduation, as well as the three core elements of Cristo Rey Network’s spirituality: message, community, and service. The goal is formation of students into morally grounded young adults who have developed a relationship with Jesus Christ and are striving to realize their unique gifts and vocation as they build “right relationships with God, with one another and with creation.”