Fordham Prep’s Campus Ministry Department, in the tradition of Jesuit education, offers a number of events, activities and programs to nurture and strengthen the spiritual growth of our students and staff. Forming members of the community who will truly be men of faith and “men for others” is a sacred priority. Toward this end, the following programs are available.
Director of Campus Ministry: Michael Kravatz
As Catholic community, Fordham Prep finds the source of union and strength in its relationship with Christ. There are a number of special Masses and liturgies celebrated throughout the year and each morning, students, faculty or staff lead a prayer over the loudspeaker.
Several programs provide the opportunity for students to develop leadership skills that enable them to serve the Prep community through liturgical and retreat ministry. Students also serve as leaders in educating the community about social justice issues and Catholic Social Teaching.
The Prep puts a special emphasis on student retreats with a sequence of events including a freshman overnight retreat, sophomore three-day Discovery Retreats, junior three-day Emmaus Retreats, and senior retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
Campus Ministry in cooperation with the Christian Service Department offers a number of programs each year to help our students respond to our Christian call to be committed to working for a more just world.
Ignatian Identity & Sprituality
Opening in 1841 as St. John’s College, Fordham Prep was one of the very first Jesuit schools founded in the United States. Today, we are part of a network of 62 Jesuit high schools across the country. Our mission is to form young men of faith, scholarship and service.