In addition to our students' intellectual growth, our mission emphasizes the spiritual formation of our students. As a Catholic school, the office of Campus Ministry at Duchesne High School seeks to follow the vision of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by
- Empowering our students to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today
- Drawing young people into responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic Church
- Fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person (Renewing the Vision, USCCB, 1997).
Primarily, the office of Campus Ministry exists to nourish the sacramental and devotional life of the whole school. Further, under the direction of the Campus Minister, all faculty and students work together to strengthen the faithful service of our Catholic school community.
Some important elements of living our Catholic faith are:
- A lay Campus Minister to plan sacraments, service, prayer, and retreats
- A faculty committed both to students' spiritual growth and their own
- Chapel and campus ministry suite are centrally located in the school
- Christian art and imagery throughout the classrooms and buildings
- Daily prayer and weekly sacraments
- Four-year theology curriculum following the USCCB's framework
- Four-year retreat program
- Advent and Lent service projects
- Two student prayer groups that meet weekly