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

‘Tis the season for student service

Want to know how CRSM students “holiday?” By giving back to the community. Kicking off the season of giving, almost 60 students, their siblings and CRSM staff, spent the Saturday before Thanksgiving packing children’s books for Catholic Charities to make sure area tots find gifts from Santa under their trees and sorting clothing and household items for the Salvation Army. … Read More

School year off to great start: Parades, Mass and serving the community

From the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit to sharing CRSM pride marching in Waukegan’s annual “Fiestas Patrias” parade, to students already tripling their volunteer service at local food banks and community organizations, the 2015-2016 school year is off to a great start. Highlights include: Worshiping together “Give each other a break and be kind and compassionate towards one another,” … Read More

Student Volunteerism Makes a Difference

‘Tis the season to be giving, has extra special significance at CRSM, where students have been busy manning winter coat drives, “adopting” 20 children to receive Christmas gifts and marching in prayer through the streets of Chicago at the annual Posada to show their support for immigrants. This generosity of time, talent and spirit, adds up to 2,082 hours of … 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

President’s Pen: March 2014

Normally at our Founders’ Dinner, we would not have had students dancing and performing a skit. Normally, we would have heard a speech from one of our students. We might have heard from one of our alumni: a young man studying Business on a full-ride scholarship at Georgetown. He may have told us that during his junior year at CRSM, … Read More

February Campus Ministry News: Taize Prayer Service offered for Ash Wednesday

CRSM will celebrate Ash Wednesday with a Liturgy of the Word prayer service and distribution of ashes on Wednesday, March 5, 8:15-9:15am on the second floor of the main school building.  Students leaders will preside at the service, done in the contemplative style of Taize prayer.  Families and friends are invited to join with us for prayer as we begin our Lenten journey. Taize … Read More