Students are commissioned to serve as campus ministers and are engaged in enhancing the liturgical and spiritual life of the Hayden Catholic community.
Recognizing and drawing on the unique gifts of individuals, Campus Ministry is a vehicle for constructing a foundation for peer ministry amongst the broader Hayden Catholic community. Activities are aimed toward building an atmosphere conducive to the growth of individual, spiritual, and communal needs.
Service is an important piece of a Christian education, thus an important aspect of Hayden’s culture. Hayden students are required to volunteer for 20 hours of service per year to help meet the needs of their parish and community. Students can start on their hours for the next year at the completion of the previous school year. Allowing time for adjusting to high school, freshmen will be asked to volunteer for only 10 hours.
The service hour requirement breakdown is as follows:
FRESHMEN 10 total 5 parish hours, 3 Corporal Works of Mercy hours
SOPHOMORE 20 total 10 parish hours, 5 Corporal Works of Mercy hours
JUNIOR 20 total 10 parish hours, 5 Corporal Works of Mercy hours
SENIOR 20 total 10 parish hours, 5 Corporal Works of Mercy hours
Half way through the year students must have half of their hours completed (Freshmen - 5; Sophomore, Junior, Senior - 10). These hours do not need to be specified, they can be either parish, Corporal Works of Mercy or other. Service forms will be accepted 1 month after completion of service.
In the Catholic tradition, the seven Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Christ and are the model of how to charitably treat our neighbors' bodily needs. Simply put, Corporal Works of Mercy are services performed for the poor and most vulnerable members of society. They include: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, comforting the sick, visiting those in prison, and burying the dead.
For those students that do not belong to a parish, speak to the Campus Minister. Arrangements will be made to suit your situation.
- Print a service hours form (link found below). You may also find blank forms located in the campus ministry room.
- Bring to the service experience and have it signed by your supervisor.
- Place the signed form in the labeled box located in the campus ministry room. Make sure to submit your form before 1 month has lapsed after service.
- Be sure to have the paperwork submitted in accordance with the timeline below.
2020-2021 Service Due Dates
- September 9 - Summer Hours Due
- December 9 - Half Hours Due
- Hours do not need to be specified
- Freshmen - 5 hours
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior - 10 hours
- April 21 - Seniors must have all hours completed and submitted.
- April 28 - Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior Classes must have all hours completed.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” | Mother Teresa of Calcutta
The Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award is given every year to one student from each grade who dedicates a significant amount of time to service, especially the Corporal Works of Mercy.
- Feed the hungry.
- Give drink to the thirsty.
- Clothe the naked.
- Shelter the homeless.
- Comfort the sick.
- Visit those in prison.
- Bury the dead.
To be eligible, a student must complete 100 hours of service per year and complete a reflection essay. Among those eligible, a recipient will be chosen by the Campus Ministry team.
Mr. Joshua Schmitz, Service Coordinator
CAMPUS MINISTRY GROUPS
GRACE | Girls Respond Actively To Christ's Example
GRACE is a community of young women who seek to build relationships with each other and grow in faith, Catholic femininity and leadership. Focusing on creating a strong bond among the girls of Hayden, GRACE meets weekly to hear formational talks and engage in discussion about various topics led by student leaders and female mentors. GRACE has a special devotion to Our Lady of Grace as well as the Divine Mercy of Jesus. GRACE includes formational talks on topics of interest that center on how to be a Catholic woman, loving oneself and growing in community with other women.
Some of the topics include: holiness, beauty, self-worth, feminine virtue, friendship, Catholic dating, gossip, vocations, relationships, purity, and growing in one’s spiritual life. Follow on Instagram @haydengracegirls
Questions? Contact Mrs. Schmitz!
Knights of the Immaculate Heart
The Knights of the Immaculate Heart are young men striving together for holiness, virtue and spiritual leadership. In addition to formational talks, our evenings will focus on accountability, fellowship, prayer and occasional activities.
Some of the activities include: hikes, dinners, service projects, fellowship, and Consecration to the Blessed Mother.
Questions? Contact Mr. Hillebert!
The Pro-Life Club was established to educate students on what it means to promote a culture of life in modern America. The club makes an annual visit to Washington D.C. or the March for Life.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Schmitz!
St. Joseph of Arimathea | Pallbearer Ministry
The Saint Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry was established to:
- Practice the Works of Mercy by offering pallbearer services free of charge to those in need, especially the poor and the elderly.
- Affirm the value and dignity of human life.
- Represent the community at a person’s final commendation.
- Commemorate and pray for the dead.
The Arimathea Ministry was founded in the spirit of Saint Joseph of Arimathea, who assisted with the burial of Jesus. It is our belief that no person should die without being prayed for or mourned.
In the spirit of St. Joseph, the Arimathea Society is dedicated to burying those of need with dignity and respect. When an in-need person is identified by an area funeral home, the school is contacted to arrange for pallbearers to serve at the individual’s funeral. Typically the students attend the funeral liturgy and then travel to the cemetery to serve as pallbearers and carry the casket to the grave. After burial the students usually spend a few minutes in prayer at the gravesite.
Unfortunately, because of COVID restrictions, we are unable to offer this group as a service to the community this year. We will re-evaluate the status of this club once COVID restrictions become more relaxed.
Questions? Contact Mr. Hillebert or Mr. Schmitz!
The purpose of spiritual direction is to allow students the personal one-to-one opportunity to discuss, to share, and to formulate their personal faith dimension. Through the program, students are challenged to share and evaluate their formation as it relates to their relationship with their God, with other people and themselves. It is not a time to further discuss and add to the informational aspect of theology as presented in daily religious class, but an opportunity to individualize and personalize one’s faith. Students may request additional spiritual direction sessions if they so choose.
Questions? Contact Fr. Zielinski!