Sahley’s Good Samaritan: Difference, Prejudice, Acceptance, and Love

The story of the Good Samaritan might be a very familiar story to you, but it’s also a story that needs retelling. “Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself,” Jesus says. But what does that mean? Help others, respect others, … Read More

Achieving the Mission II: Numbers Aren’t Enough

How do we best measure success and mission fulfillment? Often, we let numbers do the talking for us but numbers aren’t enough! Numbers cannot show smiles on the faces of our students during school assembly. Figures do not document the goosebumps you feel when alumni return to campus to say thank you. Statistics will never quantify the pride parents have as … Read More

August Campus Ministry News: Delegates Attend Viatorian Youth Congress

The Viatorian mission is to “proclaim Jesus Christ and his Gospel and to raiseup communities where faith is lived, deepened and celebrated.” Earlier this month, 6 Cristo Rey St. Martin students had the opportunity to gather with 50 other young people from Viatorian high schools and parishes around the county at Bellarmine Retreat House in Barrington IL to experience prayer, … Read More

Achieving the Mission I: By the Numbers

Achieving the Mission: Academically 92% of the Class of 2013 was accepted into a 4-year college or university Over $10.5 million dollars in college scholarships was awarded to our graduating seniors Graduates included a Gates Millennium Scholar, Golden Apple Scholar, Horatio Alger Scholar, Loyola University Scholar and Marquette University Urban Scholar 150 students enrolled in AP courses and 37% of … Read More

President’s Pen: August 2013

A good friend of mine reminded me of a modern parable that has been around in various forms for years: An old man had a habit of early morning walks on the beach. One day, after a storm, he saw a human figure in the distance moving like a dancer. As he came closer he saw that it was a … Read More

Viatorian Support at CRSM

Fr. John Milton, CSV, has been instrumental in the expansion of our AP course curriculum – all on a volunteer basis!  This is just one example of how The Clerics of St. Viator (Viatorians) have supported Cristo Rey St. Martin since the school started in 2004.  As one of our three endorsing communities, they support CRSM in so many ways – … Read More

President’s Pen: Summer 2013

“Share the bread.  If you think there isn’t enough, share it anyway.  You will be surprised how often there is more than enough.  Don’t wait.  Share what you have.”  Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, President of DePaul University used these words in his sermon to our seniors and families at graduation.  Fr. Dennis rejoiced with our students at how far they have … Read More

Summer CWSP & Admissions News: Beating the Summer Slide at CRSM

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are in school! Summer is no time for rest when a rigorous curriculum and new job lay ahead, so our new students are already at CRSM participating in our Enhanced Summer Bridge Program preparing for the future. This program provides necessary orientation and training for the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) and high-level college preparatory classes. … Read More

Summer Campus Ministry News: CRSM Seniors are “People for Others”

On Friday, May 31, at the Senior Sendoff and Awards ceremony hosted in the Cristo Rey St. Martin multi-purpose room, a number of honors were bestowed on deserving students and faculty members. The most improved and most outstanding students in each class were awarded by their teachers, as well as excelling students in service, athletics, and community leadership. Alumna Wendy … Read More