Campus Ministry & Spiritual Life
Key to accomplishing the IHS Mission, the spiritual atmosphere at Immaculate High School sets it apart from other area high schools. In addition to the required four years of religion class and annual class retreats, Immaculate offers a robust Campus Ministry Program that empowers Immaculate teens to grow in three areas: sacramental, social and service. Campus Ministry fosters a community that partakes in and appreciates their Catholic faith. We pray together, have fun together and serve others together.
Sacramental activities help students grow in their relationship to God.
- Adoration available daily during lunch hours
- Mass held every Friday after school hours
- school-wide Masses for holidays and holy days
- A prayer service honoring the victims of 12/14
- A Lenten penance service and opportunities for confession
- Teaching Masses where topics have included sacred traditions, the history and theological basis of Lent, and the rosary
- Pastoral counseling
Social activities provide fellowship in a peer group that shares a faith commitment, create community within IHS, and help integrate IHS into the local community.
- Grade level retreats
- Parties and Picnics
- March for Life
- Entering a float in the Danbury St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Twenty-five hours of community each student must complete service hours annually. Students are required to fulfill 100 hours of service for graduation. Campus Ministry offers many opportunities to engage in service. Through serving others, students grow in their knowledge of the world and themselves.
- Morning Glory breakfast program at Dorothy Day House in Danbury
- Midnight Run program in NYC
- John Paul II Senior Care Center
- Housatonic Habitat for Humanity in New Milford and Danbury
- Rake and bake cleanup days in local communities
- Mission trips during school breaks