Today our prime educational objective must be to form men-and-women-for-others; men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ—for the God-human who lived and died for all the world; men and women who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men and women completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce.

Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
Superior General, Society of Jesus

The Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Department of Mission and Ministry, encompassing our Campus Ministry, Service and Justice, and Mission Identity experiences, works to answer former Superior General Pedro Arrupe’s call to form men and women for and with others. Through programming for spiritual life, justice work, and education in our Ignatian heritage, both students and adults in our community are invited to embrace the Jesuit value of finding God in all things. 

Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry organizes the faith life and formation of our school. Our community gathers together in worship monthly. Led by Jesuit priests, students, and visiting preachers, our masses and prayer services focus on themes important to our community. Students preach on themes of justice and thanksgiving. Our school community celebrates important milestones - the freshman cross, the sophomore pin, the junior class ring - in prayer. Each class level also has the opportunity to grow in community and prayer on their yearly class retreat. A defining moment for many of our students is the Kairos retreat, a four-day, three-night retreat experience that invites students to step out of their regular schedules and into “God’s time” to do the work of realizing sources of love in their life. 

Service and Justice
In partnership with the Ignatian family, local outreach agencies, and our students’ home communities, we connect young people with a number of opportunities to begin to transform their city and world through service and justice. Each Cristo Rey student is required to complete 10 hours of service per year. Many choose to do this work in their own neighborhoods, volunteering with local churches, elementary schools, and community centers. In addition, the school offers service opportunities in partnership with local agencies and outreaches. Students reflect on their service work and how to make a difference and transform Baltimore. In addition, each Cristo Rey student is “committed to doing justice” by the time they graduate. A burgeoning Social Justice Club meets weekly to learn more about issues of injustice in our world. They have educated our entire school community on the need for immigration reform and led prayer services for victims of gun violence.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, 420 S. Chester Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: 410.727.3255
Fax: 443.573.9897