Retreats offer our students opportunities to express their faith, to learn more about themselves, and to experience different forms of prayer. Retreats add another dimension to complement our Theology academic program. All Newark Catholic students participate in at least one retreat experience per year, with the Kairos Retreat being an additional option for select Juniors and all Seniors. As well retreat opportunities through Damascus Mission camps and area parishes are communicated.
The three key dimensions in the process of building our faith community at Newark Catholic are Theology, Spirituality, and Service.
- Theology – teaching the importance of learning about God and the things of God
- Spirituality – nurturing the experience and expression of an interpersonal relationship with God through liturgy, retreats, and prayer
- Service – promoting the loving response to others’ needs
A variety of service opportunities are provided for our students, including food and clothing drives and an annual “St. Joseph the Worker” all-school community service day held every spring.
See the Campus Ministry Schedule for a listing of the currently planned events for this school year.
Christ gives us the strength to boldly proclaim Him and His Church in all that we do. If we uphold that mission, united in His love, there is nothing that Newark Catholic cannot accomplish.
St. Catherine of Siena, patron saint of our chapel, Doctor of the Church, and lay member of the Dominican Order has always been near and dear to Newark Catholic. It is in her writings and her life that we find our inspiration for our theme this year. Catherine wrote often about weakness and strength. She encouraged many in her letters to remain strong. The strength she refers to does not come from within, as a power one can simply summon by sheer will. The strength she references is found in Jesus Christ and His Cross: “…that same Cross, by God’s boundless goodness, makes us wholly strong, freed from all weakness and instability.” (Letter to Sano di Maco, T142, 1:76) When we need the strength to endure, we must go to the source.
Catherine exemplified the selfless love of a life lived for others. Catherine demonstrated the love of God in both subtle and monumental ways. Whether it was caring for the sick and dying in Siena or challenging the Pope to return to Rome during the Avignon Captivity, Catherine knew we are united in Christ in our service to others. We are not Christians simply for ourselves, but for others. Inspired by St. Catherine of Siena, our theme this year is “Stronger Together.” Christ gives us the strength to boldly proclaim Him and His Church in all that we do. If we uphold that mission, united in His love, there is nothing that Newark Catholic cannot accomplish. May we be Stronger Together this school year, bring about the Kingdom of God.