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 weekly Confession, daily Adoration and Adoration night weekly. There are also occasional events, such as retreats, small group activities, and mission trips.
Every student will have the opportunity to go on a grade level retreat. Freshmen and Sophomores will focus on service and how God is calling us to care for those outside of our own community. Juniors will have the opportunity to attend the school's Kairos Retreat (see below). Seniors will attend a retreat that enables them to be a strong leader in their faith and persevere through the struggles of life.
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.
The Mission - Flint:
The Mission is an annual retreat held during the summer in Flint. It provides an opportunity for students to serve the greater Flint area through works of mercy. This retreat also provides time to grow closer to God through talks, witnesses, Confession, Mass, and Adoration.
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. Click here for some of the service organizations that Powers Catholic students have the opportunity to serve.
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