CRSM & the Northern IL Food Bank Organize 3rd Mobile Food Pantry

On February 18th, Cristo Rey St. Martin and the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) partnered to host yet another drive-thru food distribution event – the third major event in a continuing effort to help families get through the financial challenges of the pandemic. The Thursday NIFB Mobile Food Pantry ran from 3:00 pm until 7pm and served over 900 families. … Read More

Food Drive: CRSM Students Continue Their Commitment as People for Others

On January 30th, Cristo Rey St. Martin and the The Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) partnered to host a drive-thru food distribution event. The second major event in their continuing efforts to help families get through the financial challenges of the pandemic. One-hundred students, staff, families and friends of the school volunteered to work alongside NIFB staffers, directing traffic and … Read More

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

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

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