93 Juniors Work with Discover Financial and “Together We Rise” to Aid Foster Children

On October 25th the Junior class spent the afternoon building 80 bicycles and creating more than 120 Sweet Cases and Superhero Boxes for foster children – all with hand-decorated messages of care. In Chicago, kids entering foster care receive two trash bags containing their essentials. Together We Rise (TWR), a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way kids experience foster … Read More

2019 Senior Retreat

Cristo Rey St. Martin students know what it’s like to keep a full calendar. Their days of challenging academic schedules, demanding corporate work study jobs and family responsibilities can take on a frenzied pace. Now and again, we all need to give ourselves a quiet “space” – to gain insight and grow deeper relationships with one another and with God. … Read More

COMMITTED TO FAITH & JUSTICE

BORDER IMMERSION TRIP   On June 7th, five Cristo Rey students supervised by Edwin Medina (CRSM ’11), an accountant at Cristo Rey, embarked on a week-long border immersion trip to join Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, @brostcsv who leads groups to the border between Arizona and Mexico retracing the steps of migrants trying to cross the desert. During the trip, CRSM students … Read More

Students Embark on Border Immersion Trip

On June 7th, five Cristo Rey students supervised by Edwin Medina (CRSM ’11), an accountant at Cristo Rey, arrived at Saint Xavier Mission in Tuscon – the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, often referred to as the “white dove of the desert”.   The group embarked on a week-long border immersion trip to join  Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, @brostcsv … Read More

Seniors Final Retreat at CRSM

On Friday, May 17th, seniors traveled to the Viatorian Province Center in Arlington Heights to attend their last retreat before graduation. The Viatorians were one of the founding religious communities to support Cristo Rey St. Martin when it opened in 2004. Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, Provincial, together with Fr. John Milton, CSV, a science advisor to the school, welcomed the … Read More

The Red Cloud Trips: Part 1

On Saturday, March 2nd, Red Cloud High School students left the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for Cristo Rey St. Martin in Waukegan. Their seventeen hour trek, hampered by nasty winter weather, began a cultural exchange between the two high schools that will span eleven days and thirty-six hundred miles. This exchange program, which is in its third … Read More

The Snowy and Cold Junior Class Retreat

Early in February the junior class (one-hundred in all) headed out for Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois to gather for the 2019 Junior Class Retreat. You may remember the weather on February 1st – nine inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures! Though the weather did shorten the retreat, there was no lack of enthusiasm among the participants about the value … Read More

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Tuesday January 22nd Cristo Rey St. Martin students experienced a prayer service quite different from what they have come to expect in typical Catholic religious services. In celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Cristo Rey St. Martin invited the First Baptist Church of North Chicago to lead a worship service in the tradition of the A.M.E. … Read More

Cristo Rey St. Martin Celebrates Posada

Again, as in years past, Cristo Rey St. Martin students re-enacted Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem – traveling from place to place seeking rest and shelter. Posada is a centuries-old tradition celebrated throughout Mexico, Guatemala and migrant communities in the United States. CRSM participated in Posada in two ways this year. At 7am on December 14th, a group of … Read More