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

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

Jim Dippold, campus minister selected for Archdiocese of Chicago Heart of School Award

As the director of Campus Ministry at Cristo Rey St. Martin in Waukegan, Jim Dippold is all about assisting all students, faculty and staff with fostering their spiritual growth and involvement in community service programs. It was no surprise recently when this bridge builder and unsung hero was one of 18 teachers, administrators and staff members from across the 217 … Read More

Summer Camps: Future Leaders, Preachers

Last year it was Las Vegas. This summer, a team of five CRSM students converged on the Corn Belt and the cradle of the Viatorian Community in Bourbonnais, IL for a week-long leadership training camp. A second group of students headed east to Michigan for a preaching conference sponsored by the CRSM endorsing community, the Sinsinawa Dominicans. At the Sixth … Read More

Taizé prayer brings community together

Cristo Rey St. Martin students, teachers, staff, parents and friends gathered to start the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, for the distribution of ashes and a student-led, candlelight Taizé prayer service. Jim Dippold, Director of Campus Ministry, called on community members gathered to listen to signs of God’s peace and presence in the silence of their … Read More

Volunteering Matters: For Students, Service is Real

On Wednesday and Friday nights between 4:45 and 5:15 p.m. buses filled with CRSM students, teachers and staff depart from the school parking lot headed for the PADS homeless shelter, the Northern Illinois Food Bank and to Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. Throughout the year, students participate in service days, the Catholic Charities Christmas gift program and the #Save3livesCRSM … Read More