The Campus Ministry team is focused on forming high school students into disciples of Jesus Christ. Alongside the entire staff of Powers Catholic, we seek to inspire young men and women to live a life centered in faith, service, and discipleship. Our purpose is to help students deepen their personal relationship with Jesus, while also discovering how the Spirit is leading them to serve God and others.
Students at Powers Catholic are offered a variety of ways to grow in both their faith and spiritual lives daily. Some of these opportunities include Mass, morning prayer, and Adoration. In addition we also have an all-school Mass and offer Adoration nights weekly. There are also occasional events, such as retreats, small group activities, and mission trips.
Here are some examples of retreats and pilgrimages offered to students throughout the school year:
Retreats – Per Grade ( 9,10,11 & 12)
Kairos is considered by many to be the pinnacle of spiritual experiences at Powers Catholic. The word Kairos means “the Lord's time.” Kairos participants hear a series of talks, participate in discussions and activities, and celebrate the Eucharist together. Participants going to this retreat should be open to entering deeper into a life of discipleship and be interested in examining their life in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our leaders consist of staff members and seniors who participated Kairos retreat.
Steubenville Youth Retreat:
Steubenville is a weekend summer retreat held in at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. It is a time for students to not only grow in their faith, but to also refresh their spirit, renew their mind, and encourage them to live their faith more deeply and share it with others. The conference consists of a series of talks by dynamic and notable Catholic speakers, charismatic worship, and inspiring Masses. These combined with daily opportunities for confession will offer students a greater freedom in their lives and draw them closer to the Lord.
The Mission is an annual retreat held at St. Catherine of Siena Academy in Wixom. The goal is to give high school students an opportunity to encounter Jesus in a personal way and allow them to recognize that they are not alone as they walk as a disciple of Christ. The weekend includes opportunities for a deeper outpouring of the Holy Spirit as well.
March for Life - Washington D.C.:
Students have an opportunity to take a pilgrimage to Washington D.C. in order to march for the rights of the unborn. The March for Life, which is held annually in January (around the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe. v. Wade) includes testimonies from abortion survivors, past abortion industry workers- now Pro Life advocates, and congressmen as well. After these activities, the actual march from the National Mall to the U.S. Supreme Court takes place where students will get to march alongside hundreds of thousands of fellow pro-lifers in a humbling and eye opening experience. Also included are day visits to the National Basilica in D.C. and the St. John Paul II Center.
Service Learning engages students in civic responsibility, critical thinking, and structured reflection by actively involving them in organized community service. This, in turn, prepares students for a lifetime of personal growth and social responsibility.
Powers Catholic allows students to put their faith into action with service, while maintaining a great emphasis on prayer, study, and community. Some of the opportunities Powers offers include:
Freshmen Mission Day & Retreat
Sophomore Mission Day & Retreat
Mission Flint - Summer
Alternative Spring Break - COMING 2020
Summer Mission Trip - COMING 2020
International Mission trip - COMING 2020
Contact Campus Ministry
Fr. Jim Rolph