Mrs.Stephanie HartlineShartline@berkscatholic.orgCampus MinistryThe Department of Campus Minstry is composed of Campus Minister, Mrs. Stephanie Hartline, and the Theology teachers: Deacon Rick Lanciano, Mrs. Kimberly Staub, Mr. David Kuhns, Mr. Michael Ricco and Mrs. Kate Bobb. This Department seeks to provide opportunities for the students to grow in communion with Jesus Christ and help them realize and respond to Jesus' call to live life to the fullest.
Masses and/or prayer services will be held monthly for the student body. Eucharistic Adoration will also be available for the students at specific times throughout the school year. Campus Ministry sponsors several activities that enable the students to become more active in their service to those in need. Mr. Chad Olivard has begun a partnership with the Olivet Boys and Girls Club. Twice a week, Mr. Olivard takes a group of Berks Catholic students to the Club and works hand in hand with the young members of Olivets. Berks Catholic students, with the help of the National Honor Society, participate in a Christmas Project where monetary proceeds help the Nurse-Family Partnership of Berks County, collect food for the Greater Berks Food pantry, and serve at the Soup Kitchen one weekend in March. All students are welcome to join the Golden Saints Club to spread good cheer to the residents of the Wyomissing Nursing Home that is located across the street from Berks Catholic.
Mrs. Kimberly Staub moderates an active Pro-Life Club and a B.I.G. (Believe in God) Club and provides more opportunities for students to give witness to their faith while fulfilling their service requirement. The Pro Life Club also sponsors an annual Blood Drive. The freshmen need to complete 5 hours of service, while the sophomores, juniors, and seniors must complete 10 hours by March 1, 2019. Any senior who completes 200 hours of service by the end of the third quarter will earn a gold cord to be worn at baccalaureate and graduation. All service hours opportunities will be posted on the second floor bulletin board as they become available throughout the school year. Parents will also receive a One Call email notifying them about any available service opportunities.One final note, the policy of the Diocese of Allentown requires all students enrolled in a Catholic high school, no matter what their religious affiliation may be, to participate in a retreat/spiritual exercise once each academic year. These will be announced at a later date. Two Kairos retreats will be held-- one in the Fall and one in the Spring.-