Bishop Amat High School seeks to form a community of faith-filled people committed to Christian truth based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Campus Ministry and Christian Service programs are means by which this goal is met. The mission of Bishop Amat’s Campus Ministry Program is threefold:
- To foster a faith community among the students, faculty, and staff regardless of religious affiliation.
- To encourage individuals to take personal responsibility for their own faith.
- To encourage the pastoral, spiritual, and moral development of the Amat family.
Campus Ministry continues the mission and message of Jesus by creating opportunities for students to experience daily living in a faith community and to develop a faith commitment and a desire to serve others. To achieve these goals, Campus Ministry offers the following services:
Prayer and Sacramental Life
- Celebrations of Daily Mass at 7:30 a.m. on Monday-Thursday, during the lunch period on Fridays
- Sacrament of Reconciliation available through the School Chaplain
- Beginning of School Year Mass
- Thanksgiving Mass
- Ash Wednesday Mass
- Mass on Holy Days of Obligation
- Class Masses
- Advent and Lenten Penance Services
- Advent and Lenten Prayer Service
- Annual Living Rosary
- Each day begins with a school prayer and each afternoon beings with a school wide prayer
- Each class begins with a prayer.
- Small Faith Community with weekly prayer groups, mini-retreats, social and service events
- Christian Leadership Class (Seniors) and Faith in Action Class (Juniors)
- Seniors: Kairos Retreats
- Juniors: Emmaus Retreats
- Sophomores: Caritas Retreat
- Freshmen: Half Day Retreat
Spiritual Counseling – Spiritual counseling is available through the Office of the Campus Minister.
Bereavement Ministry- A death in the family is a time of grief for the Bishop Amat community. Should there be a death in the immediate family of a student, the school encourages the student’s religion class and teacher to attend the funeral services as a means of lending support and sympathy. Students will be bussed to the Funeral Mass and returned to school afterwards. Parental permission for each student is arranged in advance. All other students who wish to attend the funeral are required to bring a parental note specifying when they are to leave and to return to school.
Bishop Amat High School’s Christian Service Program provides students and faculty with opportunities to practice their Christian faith by modeling the actions of Christ. Throughout the year, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged and are provided with opportunities to serve others. All clubs and organizations are required to sponsor charitable organizations and each class level has a Christian service project. The following are among the Christian Service opportunities which are available:
After school/weekend programs
- Lanterman Development Center
- Special Olympics
- Delhaven Community Center (tutoring, recreation, etc.)
- Special Drives
- Thanksgiving Food Drive
- Clothing Drives
- Mission Collection Drives
Class Sponsored Projects
- Seniors: Dolores Mission School Christmas Party
- Juniors: Central Juvenile Hall Adopt-a-Unit
- Sophomores: Pregnancy Help Center
- Freshmen: Outreach to Catholic Elementary Schools