CRSM Community Serves Up Generosity

Anaid Hernandez knows what it is to serve others. Every month, she has been one of about 50 volunteers who show up at the CRSM parking lot to fill the cars of about 500 families at pop-up food banks held in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food. With her son, Joshua, a freshman, at her side, she is a valued … Read More

CRSM Senior Joins Dignitaries to Salute Veterans

A big shout-out to our senior Alexis and the 175 supporters who paused on Nov. 11th to honor those who have served in the military at the Lake County Veteran’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony. Dedicating her invocation to her grandfather who was a P.O.W. in World War II, Alexis kicked off the event held at the Waukegan National Airport in a … Read More

CRSM Pop-Up Food Bank Continues to See High Level of Need

At 3:30 p.m. on a recent blistering hot Thursday, a sea of more than 800 cars snaked their way through strategically formed lines on the east side of the CRSM parking lot. For the next two-and-a-half hours, the cars filled with families, waited for President Preston Kendall to welcome and wave them ahead — four, and sometimes eight cars at … Read More

The Need is Still There: A Special Food Pantry Event at Cristo Rey

The Northern Illinois Food Bank and Cristo Rey St. Martin have cooperated to hold 12 Mobile Pop-up Markets on campus. The June 24th event at CRSM however, held a special place in the hearts of the friends of the Northern IL Food Bank. Working beside Cristo Rey faculty and students at the Food Pantry, 50 family and friends volunteered to … Read More

Campus Ministry Continues to Fight the Effects of the Pandemic

  Campus Ministry has fostered a massive response of volunteers to work hand in hand with Northern Illinois Food Bank, helping to alleviate the effects of the pandemic. Since the end of January, CRSM has been hosting mobile food pantries; each event is providing much needed groceries for 1,000 families. Because of anticipated ongoing need, CRSM and NIFB are planning … Read More

Junior Retreat 2021

Yoga classes, art projects, video game contests, ping-pong tournaments and more – all were designed to offer a chance for juniors to regain a sense of community  with their classmates.  

CRSM & the Northern IL Food Bank Organize 3rd Mobile Food Pantry

On February 18th, Cristo Rey St. Martin and the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) partnered to host yet another drive-thru food distribution event – the third major event in a continuing effort to help families get through the financial challenges of the pandemic. The Thursday NIFB Mobile Food Pantry ran from 3:00 pm until 7pm and served over 900 families. … Read More

Food Drive: CRSM Students Continue Their Commitment as People for Others

On January 30th, Cristo Rey St. Martin and the The Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) partnered to host a drive-thru food distribution event. The second major event in their continuing efforts to help families get through the financial challenges of the pandemic. One-hundred students, staff, families and friends of the school volunteered to work alongside NIFB staffers, directing traffic and … Read More

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe with Red Cloud Indian School

Normally, December would find Campus Ministry busy organizing events such as: all-school TAIZE prayer services at CRSM, transporting groups of 15-20 students to the Viatorian Province Center, celebrations of La Virgen de Guadalupe and Las Posadas or The Inns – a re-enactment of the Holy Family’s desperate search for accommodations in Bethlehem before Jesus’ birth.       On December … Read More