SLUH Adopt A Family 2012
This year each of our homerooms has been assigned 2 families to provide for this holiday season. Below you will find a pdf. with a link for the specific web page for you to go to donate. Please click on your son(s) homeroom for the correct list of things that are needed. We encourage everyone to sign up for multiple items. Please do not wrap any of the donations. All contributions should be brought to homeroom by Friday, December 7, 2012.
If you would rather make a financial contribution instead of purchasing an item that is fine. Cash in an envelope marked "Adopt-A-Family" may be turned in during homeroom.
We also are asking each of the boys to contribute at least $5 to help offset the cost of groceries. If the student is unable to make a monetary donation he may volunteer to wrap presents or load up the gifts into vehicles for delivery.
Additionally, if any adults would be available to help the boys wrap the items on December 10th and 11th all hands will be welcome!
In accordance with the school’s mission to form Men for and With Others, the Campus Ministry Program offers activities that allow the love, which is outlined in the following quote from Saint Luke, to flourish and mature:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with your mind; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27).
Through Liturgy, Prayer, Retreats, and Service, we seek to foster the aforementioned three loves of God, others, and self.
The Eucharist is the center of life at St. Louis University High. We celebrate the Eucharist in a variety of settings:
A. Daily Mass is offered in the Student Chapel at 7:20 A.M. before each school day.Students, faculty, staff, and parents are welcome to attend on a voluntary basis.
B. All-School: The entire SLUH community of students, faculty, and staff gathers to celebrate all-school Mass at least four times a year during the school day. These Masses are typically held in the Si Commons. Students are involved in all aspects of these liturgies.
C. Class: The Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes each celebrate a Class Mass once a quarter in the Student Chapel. Their homeroom teachers join them at these Masses. As with the All-School Liturgies, students plan these Masses in advance. They participate as liturgical ministers and in the liturgical choir.
D. Family: We celebrate Mother/Son, Father/Son, and Family Masses.
Prayer is part of the daily life of the SLUH community in four obvious ways:
A. Morning P.A. Prayer: Each day, homeroom begins with a prayer over the P.A., usually led by a member of the faculty, staff, or administration. Birthdays for the day are also announced at this time and held as a prayer intention.
B. Morning Chapel Prayer: Once a week, each class goes to the chapel instead of their homeroom. Once there, faculty or student groups lead 10-minute prayer services on various topics. Freshman attend on Mondays, Sophomores on Tuesdays, Juniors Wednesday, and Seniors Thursday.
C. Examen: Each day in the afternoon, a bell rings and the entire school community is given the instruction to be completely still for two minutes. The Examen is a form of prayer that comes out of the Ignatian tradition where you look back on the movements of your day and pray for the grace and resolve to move forward.
D. Afternoon P.A. Prayer: Each afternoon at the end of the final announcements, the STUCO Pastoral Representative closes the day with a short prayer over the P.A. system.
Retreats are part of the fabric of life St. Louis University High School. Students are asked to hold retreats in high esteem and teachers are asked to facilitate student attendance on retreats as best they can. Campus Ministry offers many opportunities for student involvement, both as retreatant and leader.
A. Freshman Direction Days
B. Freshman Retreat
C. Sophomore Retreat
D. Junior White House Retreat
E. Kairos Retreat
F. Senior Pallottine Retreat
G. Service Learning Retreat
St. Louis University High School's Service Program offers students the opportunity to cultivate their development as "Men for and with Others." This vital program is complemented by SLUH's unique city location, and allows students to provide assistance at more than 80 project sites in the metropolitan area. At St. Louis University High service is not the responsibility of only a few, but is the vocation of all Christians. Our Mission Statement proclaims: "As a Jesuit school dedicated to developing our gifts for the generous service of others, we challenge this group of young men and ourselves to cultivate life-affirming virtues, lively imaginations, critical minds, and compassionate hearts."
A. Community Service Program (CSP)
B. Freshman Service Program
C. Sophomore Service Program
D. Senior Service Project
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The Campus Ministry Program at St. Louis University High provides opportunities for the spiritual formation of each student. We provide students with a comprehensive program of liturgy, prayer services, retreat, and service.
Did You Know?
Former SLUH principal Fr. William Bowdern, S.J. ‘13 was the priest/exorcist in the case that inspired the film The Exorcist.