Work Study Students Earn Microsoft Certifications

One of Cristo Rey’s missions is to prepare students for work.     Our Certified students “have demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Word and Excel, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.” For those Certified in Word 2019/365, these are some of the skills they have mastered: Advanced Find Options Formatting text & … Read More

Campus Ministry Continues to Fight the Effects of the Pandemic

  Campus Ministry has fostered a massive response of volunteers to work hand in hand with Northern Illinois Food Bank, helping to alleviate the effects of the pandemic. Since the end of January, CRSM has been hosting mobile food pantries; each event is providing much needed groceries for 1,000 families. Because of anticipated ongoing need, CRSM and NIFB are planning … Read More

Junior Retreat 2021

Yoga classes, art projects, video game contests, ping-pong tournaments and more – all were designed to offer a chance for juniors to regain a sense of community  with their classmates.  

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