Peer Ministry Program:
The Brother Rice High School Peer Ministry Program is an alternative theology class option for seniors. An exclusive program, a limited number of students per year are chosen to become peer ministers, chosen by the Campus Minister, Mr. Augustyn, who is also the peer ministry teacher. To become a peer ministry at Brother Rice High School, a junior needs to fill out an Application for Peer Ministry form2017, available outside the ministry office, and write a brief essay on why he should become a peer minister, what skills he has that would make him an asset to the program, and what skills he wishes to learn or improve upon within the program. Also, a student must participate in one of the Kairos retreats to be a part of the Peer Ministry Program. For more information about this retreat see the Kairos page.
Lucernarium: A Service of Light
To begin the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Students, parents, faculty and administrators from Brother Rice High School and Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School gathered December 14, 2015 to celebrate the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in prayer. The Service included readings from Scripture, as well as from the writings of Pope Francis. The evening was enhanced by with song provided by the combined liturgical singers of Brother Rice and Mother McAuley under the direction of Mr. John Kyler, Director of Campus Ministry at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. Peer Ministers from both schools acted as readers and greeters. A highlight of the evening was the sharing of the light of this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Refreshment were served to end the evening, courtesy of the Brother Rice Mothers Club.
Graduate Speaks on Community Engagement
On October 27, 2015, Br. Rice Campus Ministry welcomed class of 1987 graduate Jay Caponigro back to campus to speak to theology classes about the importance of realizing the interconnectedness of all people and our duty as Catholics to reach out to others in solidarity. Jay is the Director of Community Engagement for the University of Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs. Jay, and colleague, Mike Hebbeler from the Office of Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame spent the afternoon interacting with students from a variety of Theology classes. The discussion began by reflecting on the words of Thomas Merton “For me to be a saint means to be myself.” The main take-away message was that since we were created in the image of God, we are called to be giver, receiver and gift at different times of our life. When we reach out to give to others in service we often receive more than we give. Because of all we have been given we can be and need to be ‘gift’ to others. We can all be saints if we are willing to be our authentic self.
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