Campus Ministry Bids a Bittersweet Farewell to Ms. Morales

CRSM is saying goodbye to its Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, Daisy Morales. Ms. Morales is a graduate of Cristo Rey St. Martin. She recently received her Masters in Counseling and will be working as a therapist in an alternative school. She will be working with children, including many that are processing trauma. During her fellowship, she will also be … Read More

Campus Ministry Gathers and Celebrates the Seniors

The CRSM graduating class of 2020 met for a Zoom retreat on May 15.  Rather than gathering at the Viatorian Province Center for a final spring retreat as they typically have done, seniors and staff logged on to a video conferencing platform and reflected on the last four years together.  After a chance to reconnect and some Zoom games, students … 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

CRSM Counselors Check-in

While the Counseling offices have been empty, all of our counselors have been busy adjusting to the new COVID-19 norm (which continues to change every few days). Just weeks ago, it was business as usual: helping juniors prepare for the SAT, planning for two weeks of AP testing, supporting students with their ongoing mental health needs, and providing academic support … Read More

Students Lead Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

On Wednesday the student body celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent with an all-school prayer service. Students received ashes – in the sign of the cross as a sign of repentance and a sign of our faith as we begin Lent together. This was a Taize prayer service, organized and led by students – the musicians, the songs, … Read More

The Events of POSADA 2019

Again this year CRSM celebrated Posada in two ways. At 5:45 am on Friday December 13, Campus Ministry took students to an immigration Posada Prayer Walk in downtown Chicago.  The posada was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry, which connects the search of Mary & Joseph for shelter before Jesus was born with … Read More

November is Our Month

November may be Campus Ministry’s busiest month. As Jim Dippold, Director of Campus Ministry put it, “November is our month”.  Starting with the Feast of St. Martin de Porres on November 3rd and ending on the 24th of the month with the Catholic Church’s worldwide celebration of the Feast of Christ the King,  Campus Ministry involved scores of CRSM students, … Read More

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