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.
School-Wide Masses/Daily Mass
There are a number of special Masses celebrated throughout the year, including the Mass of the Holy Spirit, the Christmas liturgy and Masses on Holy Days. Students participate in planning these Masses, and serve as readers, altar servers, Eucharistic Ministers and members of the choir. Daily Mass is celebrated every morning in the Prep Chapel for anyone that wishes to attend.
Campus Ministry sponsors a number of special liturgies throughout the school year. These include Reconciliation services, Advent and Lenten services, Scripture series, Parent/Son Communion breakfasts, vigils and other special events.
Morning Prayer Program
Each morning, students, faculty or staff lead a prayer over the loudspeaker. These prayers - some original, some traditional - set the tone for the day and are an integral part of the spiritual life of the school. On Fridays the entire school prays the Examen, an Ignatian prayer.
Freshman overnight retreat
Sophomore three-day Discovery Retreats
Junior three-day Emmaus Retreats (9 this year)
Senior retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
One-day retreats for seniors
Senior three-day Ad Amorem Retreat
Faculty day and weekend retreats
Campus Ministry Board
Sophomores, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to serve on the Campus Ministry Board where they explore their own faith and spirituality while serving as leaders for the many ministry programs. Juniors and seniors lead retreats and serve the community as Eucharistic Ministers.
Evenings of prayer and scripture study are offered during Advent and Lent for parents. Additionally, the Mothers’ Club runs Days of Reflection, a Communion Supper and other special events.