St. Patrick Academy, part of the Diocese of Providence, strives to nurture the spiritual life of all of our students, encouraging them to live their faith, using their unique talents to serve others in the school and larger community.
Under the guidance of the Campus Minister, students put their faith into action by building relationships through shared activities, prayer, and service. Campus Ministry primarily sponsors events and activities that foster spiritual growth and development, particularly through the retreat program for students and faculty, daily prayer, Friday Mass, and other religious services held during the school day. Each grade participates in a retreat day each year, with the focus on the following themes:
- Freshman Retreat: Community Building
- Sophomore Retreat: Living the Eucharist
- Junior Retreat: Faith in Action
- Senior Retreat: The Journey Forward
With the foundation of parents/guardians holding the primary role in our students' religious education, St. Patrick Academy's Campus Ministry focuses on familiarizing students with the Gospel message of peace, justice, and love and encourage our students to become a community of faith, where all students, faculty, and staff accept and respect one another in a truly Christian community. We challenge our students to face the crucial issues of our day, thus awakening the desire to use their gifts in the service of others within our school community and the larger human family.
In the 2021-2022 school year alone, our student body of 83 students will complete more than 3,000 hours of service.
The Pastor, Campus Minister, Principal, and Theology teachers work collaboratively to achieve these goals. The Campus Minister works with the Pastor to plan Mass, prayer services, confession, and other liturgical services in accordance with the Church calendar. The Pastor presides over the sacramental life of St. Patrick Academy and is available to students seeking spiritual counseling.