Students get the most out of CRSM by giving of themselves

Manny A., a freshman at CRSM, spends about two-to-three nights after school each week packing lunches, making beds, reading to younger children and serving up kindness to those who need it most. In his first four months of high school, he has accumulated 38 service hours volunteering at PADS Lake County, Roberti Community House, the Northern Illinois Food Bank and … Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe feast day brings friends, families and supporters to CRSM

About two dozen parents, grandparents, donors and friends arrived bearing bouquets of flowers to join CRSM students, faculty and staff on Dec. 11, 2017 to celebrate Mass in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The feast is an annual celebration for Mexican, Mexican-Americans and other Latino groups, many who make pilgrimages and/or gather to pay tribute to … Read More

‘Tis the season for student service

Want to know how CRSM students “holiday?” By giving back to the community. Kicking off the season of giving, almost 60 students, their siblings and CRSM staff, spent the Saturday before Thanksgiving packing children’s books for Catholic Charities to make sure area tots find gifts from Santa under their trees and sorting clothing and household items for the Salvation Army. … Read More

Cultural Exchange: Students Spend Spring Break on an Indian Reservation

Cristo Rey in Waukegan and Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota are almost 950 miles and worlds apart. But both share common challenges. In Waukegan there is high unemployment, violent crime, struggling schools and few educational options. In the 2.8 million acre Pine Ridge Reservation of 40,000 people, it is the second poorest county in the United States … Read More

CRSM/Red Cloud cultural exchange featured in The Chicago Tribune

In an article headlined, “Waukegan Cristo Rey students spend spring break with Native Americans,” The Chicago Tribune featured the CRSM/Red Cloud cultural exchange over Spring Break. By Emily K. Coleman The steam was everywhere, rising up from the hot stones in the center of the sweat lodge and sweeping down the curved sides of the structure. Cristo Rey St. Martin … Read More

Immigration Forum at CRSM Informs, Eases Anxiety

“Tengo miedo,” (“I am scared.” “I am concerned and afraid about the future,”) was the collective murmur of the more than 100 people gathered Wednesday night at a “Know Your Rights” information session held at Cristo Rey St. Martin in Waukegan. But Lake County Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr. attempted to quell the fears. He delivered a forceful message that … Read More

Empty Bowls: CRSM Students Share their Art to Help the Hungry

Join our students and their wonderful grassroots movement to help bring the CRSM community together to raise money for Feed My Starving Children and grow awareness of hunger close to home and around the globe. The first annual “Empty Bowls” event, will be held March 24, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is designed to bring the CRSM community … Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass Celebrates Hope, Healing and Strength

Bearing flowers and lifting their voices and hearts in song, CRSM students, faculty, staff and supporters gathered Dec. 12, 2016 to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe during a Mass presided by Father Ronald Hicks, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago. In honor of the annual tradition, the seniors took the lead in preparing the Mass, including … Read More