Mrs. Suzanne Kase, M.EdCampus Ministry/Guidance610-374-8361 ext. 234Campus MinistryThe Campus Ministry Department is composed of Campus Minister, Mrs. Suzanne Kase, and the Theology teachers: Deacon Rick Lanciano, Mr. Bill Davis, Mrs. Kimberly Staub, Mr. David Kuhns 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. Gray and Mr. Chad Olivard have begun a partnership with the Olivet Boys and Girls Club. Twice a week, these teachers take a group of Berks Catholic students to the Club and work 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 man the Soup Kitchen one weekend in March. Members of the senior class, under the direction of Mrs. Kase, plan and sponsor a Field and Fun Day for the students of John Paul II Center for Special Learning. 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, 2018. 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. This year, a senior class retreat will be held on Thursday, September 21st, and a school retreat for the junior, sophomore, and freshman classes will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017. (All School Retreat to be rescheduled-Date TBA). Two Kairos retreats will be held this school year (2017-2018); Kairos for seniors will be November 8th - 10th 2017, and Kairos for juniors will be March 7th - 9th 2018. Both retreats will take place at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Wernersville. This year, the students of Berks Catholic will also have the opportunity to attend the March for Life, which is scheduled for Friday, January 19, 2018.-