Campus Ministry

“Let us love God my brothers – let us love God. But let it be with the strength of our arms and the sweat of our brow.”

St Vincent de Paul

Campus Ministry is a critical component of the Catholic mission at Lumen Christi.  In recent years, Campus Ministry has evolved into a comprehensive pastoral program that includes retreats, spiritual formation in liturgical season (e.g. Advent, Lent), local and international service outreach, masses, penance services, and environmental stewardship.

10th Grade Tenui Retreat

Lumen Christi’s sophomore retreat is based on the virtues taught in the Golden Counsels of St. Francis De Sales. The title comes from the Latin phrase, Tenui nec dimittam, “I have taken hold, and I will not let go” found in the Song of Songs in Hebrew Scriptures. Tenui is an overnight retreat scheduled twice a year and is held on the shores of beautiful Vineyard Lake at Camp De Sales, located in Brooklyn. Students join the retreat to get away from the stresses and worries of everyday teenage life. At camp, they dwell instead in the present moment of time in prayer and reflection, and listen to personal talks from student and adult leaders about serving God and living in this world we share. Fun and trust is shared in various teambuilding activities.

11th and 12th Grade Kairos

Kairos is a Greek word meaning “the appointed time in the purpose of God.” Our first retreat in 2003 set us in full stride for the future. Since that time juniors and seniors have looked forward to the opportunity to attend this spiritually influential retreat. The retreat is a shared moment in God’s time that reaches beyond the brick walls of our school, to the hearts of our students as they learn to give back, growing in their faith to be active Christians in society.

Service for Jesus

“There is no service too small in the service of the Lord”

St. Francis de Sales

Jamaica Bound Missionaries

For over ten years, Lumen Christi students have been traveling to Jamaica to live and work with the local community. The encounter of a culture that is entrenched in poverty and hardships, yet deeply steeped in an optimistic joyful outlook on life, is extremely powerful. Some students have returned year-after-year to Jamaica and others have kept in touch with different people they have met on the journey.

Interfaith Shelter Project

The Interfaith Shelter Project is led by student and faculty volunteers who gather, cook and serve dinner twice a month at the local Jackson Interfaith Shelter. This community resource provides a place to stay and care for those homeless and in need and is dependent on volunteers to serve.