SHINE is comprised of up to 24 seventh and eighth-grade students interested in growing in their own faith experiences while pursuing service opportunities. Members help in campus ministry during collection drives, lead the school community in Catholic Schools/Marianist Heritage Week activities, and plan and execute prayer services and schoolwide Masses. Applications are accepted in April for the following school year.
The role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass and prayer services on campus. This ministry is open to boys and girls in all grades. Training and meetings take place throughout the year during x-block. Students may join this club at the beginning of each semester or by contacting the Campus Minister.
The Liturgical Choir is open to any student who would like to sing or play an instrument at school liturgies throughout the year. This is a serious commitment for students who wish to help lead their fellow students and share their gifts in music ministry. Students are given one apostolic work hour per mass or service and are given opportunities to be a cantor, soloist or instrumentalist during liturgical services. There is no audition necessary. The liturgical choir practices each Tuesday during x-block.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children is a process by which young people are initiated into the Roman Catholic faith. It is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders, both baptized and non-baptized who have not yet received the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance and Eucharist. In partnership with St. John Eudes Parish in Chatsworth, Chaminade offers this preparation process for students who are interested in receiving their Sacraments. Students meet once a week on campus during x-block for special instruction, and on Sunday mornings for the family Mass at St. John Eudes. If your child is interested in enrolling or learning more about RCIA, please contact Campus Ministry.
“To sing is to pray twice” – St. Augustine. Lord’s Chords is open to any student who would like to share their gifts with our community at school masses through singing or playing an instrument. Students may be given one apostolic work hour per mass and are given opportunities to be a cantor, soloist or instrumentalist during liturgical services. There is no audition necessary. Lord’s Chords practices each Monday and Wednesday (2:15pm on Odd days and 3:15pm on Even days). Contact Mrs. Danielle Duckett at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
This ministry is open to any student who is at least 15 years of age and has been Confirmed in the Catholic Church. Trainings take place once a semester. Please contact Mrs. Shawna Sedik at email@example.com with questions or for more information.
This ministry is open to any student who would like to have a more active role in our school liturgies. Trainings and/or rehearsals may be necessary. Please contact Mrs. Shawna Sedik at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
If you would like to share your positive experience of retreats by leading your peers, then please consider being a Retreat Leader. It is preferred that you attend and lead retreats in different semesters. Please contact Ms. Amanda Wilkerson at email@example.com with questions or for more information.
Click HERE to apply to lead Lumos or Emmaus, or a Middle School retreat.
Marianist LIFE is a national faith-formation program rooted in the Catholic, Marianist tradition. LIFE is based on Fr. Chaminade’s vision for building small communities with a sense of family spirit. 18 seniors are selected to continue Fr. Chaminade’s vision and build up the Chaminade community. LIFE members provide students with monthly Marianist LIFE meetings, animates students with public displays of faith, leads the community in daily morning and afternoon prayers, assists Campus Ministry with schoolwide Masses, executes liturgical prayer services, and leads the entire school community in Catholic Schools/Marianist Heritage Week.
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