On the Home page of the Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Web site, one can read three simple words - explore, imagine, and engage. While these words express realistic goals for every student, they also express the goals of the Roman Catholic Church present in this school.
The Church teaches us that the Eucharist is the sign of unity and the bond of charity among us - "the source and summit of our Catholic faith." It is our hope within the Office of Campus Ministry that every student will see the powerful love and acceptance of Jesus in their lives as well as in the lives of those around them. Since the celebration of the Eucharist calls all of us to action, we all pray that we can truly imitate the great Mystery that we hold and take into ourselves.
What better way for us as Catholics to begin our day than to celebrate the Eucharist! Mass is offered daily (Monday-Friday) at 7:10 a.m. in the BT Chapel. Mass is also celebrated on four weekdays in the afternoon at 2:55 p.m. (call Campus Ministry for that week's specific days).The Blessed Sacrament is exposed every Friday during the school year and on final exam days during first and second semesters. Every month, the school community comes together to celebrate our All-school Mass at 9:00 a.m. in the Gym. This gives our school community an opportunity to be transformed and strengthened by the celebration of the Sacred Mysteries as we live out our faith in the hallways of BT and in the paths of life.
Students, teachers, staff, administration, and all connected to the BT community are invited to visit and pray in our Chapel. Masses are also celebrated for sports teams, clubs and special intentions. The Sacrament of Penance (known as "Confession" or "Reconciliation") is available monthly and by appointment with our Chaplain. On the days scheduled for the Sacrament of Penance, priests from our neighboring parishes come to our Chapel to celebrate this great gift of God's love and mercy for our BT community.
The Office of Campus Ministry also offers Days of Reflection for all freshmen and sophomore students. Juniors participate in the archdiocesan sponsored Day of Reflection for all eleventh grade students attending their Catholic high schools. These days of reflection offer an opportunity for students to be formed by the Holy Spirit so that they can grow in courage to answer the Universal Call to Holiness.
Therefore, the Office of Campus Ministry is called to be in dialogue with every fabric of this school community so that we can together:
Explore: the gift of our Catholic Faith and what it means to be a
follower of the Living God!
Imagine: how we can change this world through
the presence of Jesus in our souls!
Engage: the challenges of life knowing that with the power of the Holy Spirit,
"we can do all things through Christ" who gives us strength!