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

CRSM Hosts Huge Drive-Thru Food Pantry

On October 17th, Cristo Rey St. Martin hosted Alianza Contigo, a touchless experience allowing families to drive-thru and receive food and products in a safe environment. The COVID-19 pandemic sidelined Alianza’s 2020 soccer season, and resulted in a partnership with CRSM, The Northern Illinois Food Bank, Allstate and many other corporations at which food and household items were distributed to … Read More

The 2020 Fall Senior Retreat

On the morning of September 18, Seniors split up into two groups, participating in the Fall Senior Retreat. Activities took place in the library, cafeteria and outdoors, giving seniors a chance to re-connect, reflect, and do art projects focusing on sources of hope to inspire them through challenging times. Students who chose to participate in the retreat remotely also created … Read More

Campus Ministry’s “New Normal”

Having a positive impact on the community and in the world is the mission that Campus Ministry shares with its students, faculty, staff and, for that matter, the world. The “new normal” of the Covid-19 pandemic has made being a person for others, committed to faith and justice even more important, if not more challenging. Thanks to Steans Family Foundation … Read More

Social Justice & the CRSM Community: Working for Others

CRSM, along with Most Blessed Trinity Academy, continues to distribute Breakfasts and Lunches on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Big Shoulders’ cooperative meal program with La Fondita (the Jimenez family), Taqueria Campeña (the Cambray family), Antojitos Guerrero (the Otero & Retana families) and Potestas (the Gonzalez/Alonso family) was a major success, putting hundreds of amazing meals on family tables. In a … Read More

Ministry: Our Students and Our Community

Campus Ministry is Standing Next to Students and Their Families The Virtual Sophomore Retreat Broadview prayer vigils for immigrants in detention A Virtual Easter Season Taize Prayer Manning the Lunch Meal Distribution Program Organizing the Big Shoulders’ Local Restaurant Funding Program Pitching in to distribute Home Run Inn frozen pizzas (Donated by the Big Shoulders Fund) The Virtual Sophomore Retreat … Read More

From Campus Ministry

Beginning on Monday, March 30th, Campus Ministry organized the distribution of school breakfasts and boxed lunches to Cristo Rey families at no cost. Lunches are available each day, 11am-1pm,  Monday through Friday.   Just before the pandemic began… CRSM was lucky to have finished the full week (and the first half) of our cultural immersion exchange with Red Cloud Indian … Read More