Cardinal Ritter High School

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry Activities
Each student has a right to express his/her faith and to participate in all religious activities conducted at Cardinal Ritter. These activities include:
• Mass
• Penance Services
• Class Retreats for all 6 grade levels
• Communion Services in the chapel
• Service Programs
• Daily Prayer
• Weekly Reconciliation
• Grandparents Day
• Veterans Day
• Sophomore Ring Ceremony
• Thanksgiving Luncheon
• Advent Activities
• Lenten Activities
• Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service
• Baccalaureate
• St. Joseph’s Father/Son Dinner
• Eighth Grade Graduation
• May Crowning

Spiritual Formation
Spiritual formation at Cardinal Ritter revolves around the presence of Christ in the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Holy days and other special occasions are marked by all school celebrations of the mass.

We welcome at Mass and communion services those Christians who do not receive communion in the Catholic tradition and extend to them and warm blessing. Liturgical seasons of the Church Year such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and special feasts are given particular attention throughout the school year as we live in Christ.

As Catholic Christians we ask that our faith, practices and traditions be respected, even as we seek to respect the various faith practices and traditions represented in our school. We do not seek to convert any non-Catholic student to Catholicism in any way.

Class Retreats
Underclassmen have the opportunity to take part in an annual Days of Recollection Retreats. Attendance is mandatory.  7th Graders, Freshman, and Juniors go on retreat in the fall, and Sophomores and 8th graders go in the spring.


All seniors may take advantage of the senior "Christian Awakening Retreat," a four-day opportunity for self examination. This retreat is the highlight of the senior year and the culmination of the four previous years of retreats. All retreats are Christ centered.



Campus Ministry Leadership Team

Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply for membership on the Campus Ministry Leadership Team (CMLT). Their responsibilities include: Assist in planning and leading all all-school masses, assist in leading underclassman retreats, lead morning and afternoon all-school prayer, assist in all other Campus Ministry programs.

For more information, contact Jeni Lengerich or call 317.924.4333 x124.