Mrs.Stephanie HartlineShartline@berkscatholic.orgCampus MinistryThe Department of Campus Minstry is composed of Campus Minister, Mrs. Stephanie Hartline, Father Isaac, the Campus Chaplain, 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. Berks Catholic students, with the help of the National Honor Society, participate in a Christmas Project, BC collects food for the Greater Berks Food pantry, and serve at the Soup Kitchen one weekend in March. All students are welcome to join the Saints Who Serve Club. This group's goal is to help serve those in need globally, nationally, and locally. Projects have included Lenten Rice Bowl donations to the Catholic Releif Service, a fund raiser for victims of Australian wildfire , visits to the local nursing home and Daysprings, a residentail facilty for the developmentally disabled, and service for The Opportunity Home fund raiser.
Mrs. Kimberly Staub moderates an active Pro-Life 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, 2020. 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. In 2019-2020 students have enjoyed indivudaul class retreats or a day of service. Two Kairos retreats will be held-- one in the Fall and one in the Spring.-