Campus Ministry, an essential component of life at Villa Maria, fosters an environment of prayer and spirituality for the school community, through liturgical celebrations, Eucharistic Ministry, prayer experiences, and retreats. Various groups help to serve the needs of Campus Ministry.
Peer Ministry is an opportunity open to seniors who are interested in building upon their Kairos experience by developing and nurturing prayer and spirituality in themselves and in the student body. This group forms a community of Christian leaders who engage in private and shared prayer and who are trained in communication skills. Members help to plan and execute undergraduate retreats by writing and presenting talks and facilitating discussions and activities. Members also plan and assist in seasonal activities and celebrations. Meetings are held at 7:20 a.m. every Wednesday morning.
Music Ministry strives to provide beautiful music for liturgical worship. This group supports the Vatican Council directive that “music is the servant of liturgy.” Students who wish to praise the Lord through music qualify for this service. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed.
Altar Servers assist the presider of the liturgy; prepare the worship space for Eucharistic liturgies; care for the School Chapel. Students who volunteer for this ministry undergo a period of training and are assigned in rotation to serve in this capacity.
Student Charism Team
Student Charism Team is an opportunity to collaborate with the Faculty Charism Committee in deepening and living out the IHM Charism by designing and implementing all-school involvement as opportunities arise.
Our Chapel is located on the first floor of the Regina Mundi Building. All are encouraged to make frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament and to write prayer requests in the Intention Book found there. If your family has a prayer request it may be called into the Main or Ministry Office.
Practice of faith is encouraged through Daily Prayers, Rosary Devotion every Wednesday morning, First Friday Adoration with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all day, and regular Communion Services. Annual Retreats are scheduled for faculty and students and Eucharistic Liturgies for the school are planned throughout the year.
All-class retreats held during the school year offer opportunities for spiritual reflection and a timeout from busy schedules. Kairos retreats for rising seniors are held during the summer months.