Welcome to our new Campus Ministry page! My name is Fr. William Slattery, and as of May 2019 I have been assigned as the Shanley and Sacred Heart Middle School’s Chaplain! Our school community is proud to offer this new Campus Ministry initiative as a way to reach students and give them the support and encouragement they need to live their faith today and build strong foundations for their bright futures. This initiative has been a few years in the making, and this year we have made some positive steps to make it a reality. An important part of this initiative was to move the Chaplain’s office from the administrative wing so that he would be more accessible and visible to the students. This idea was the start of the Wojtyla Room, a hybrid office/campus ministry room, that would be used as the Chaplain’s office and includes some comfy furniture for students to use during their breaks or for small group meetings. The Wojtyla Room, which is named after our Patron, St. John Paul II (born Karol Wojtyla), is dedicated to fostering friendship and holiness in our students. Friendship was an important part of John Paul’s life, and during his pontificate he consistently emphasized the importance of friendship for the Christian life. Being holy is all about having strong relationships, the deepest and most important being our relationship to God, but equally important as the friendships that help our students grow and understand their potentials. So whenever you are in the building, come in, sit down, and say hello!
In addition to the Campus Ministry Room (Wojtyla Room), we have made some changes to the daily schedule so that prayer and the Sacraments could be made more available to our students. Please check out our times for Daily Mass, Adoration and Confessions.
By living our faith, we become fully alive! Please join me in praying for our community, that all who come through our doors may experience Jesus Christ, love him, and discover their call to live as sons and daughters of God!