The entire eighth grade class, accompanied by their Mentor teachers and staff members, participated in the Eighth Grade Retreat on Tuesday, May 10 at Camp Don Bosco in Carnation.
Empowering and supporting spiritual growth
Our Roman Catholic faith tradition teaches us that a complete education includes the development of every student as a whole person and in becoming a “person for others.” Therefore, the Campus Ministry Program ensures that these foundational Catholic values are woven throughout school life. All liturgies, Masses, retreats, religious rituals and community service opportunities are managed by Campus Ministry.
At Eastside Catholic, we believe that every person is a manifestation of the living God. Campus Ministry programs are designed to:
- Create an environment for open and honest discovery, exploration and development of a school community rooted in faith, hope and the love of Christ
- Educate and empower members of the school community in a faith that nurtures holiness, character, virtue and active engagement in the mission of the church
- Engage students in asking thoughtful and probing questions about the religious, ethical and moral challenges we face in this academic setting and the broader community
- Support the growth and maturity of the whole person and cultivate active engagement, service and compassion in the world
All are welcome here
Roman Catholic faith and traditions are central to the school experience at EC, and celebrated in a way that welcomes and affirms other religious traditions. All members of the EC community are taught to honor and respect the diverse religious traditions and expressions of fellow members. Whenever we gather to pray, reflect or serve at Eastside Catholic, we do so as one school community, united as beloved children of God.
Community Service Information 2022-23
As COVID-19 restrictions have eased and more service organizations again welcome volunteers, Eastside Catholic has re-instated community service expectations for the 2022-23 school year. See below for the expectations by grade level. Hours served over the summer count towards 2022-23 expectations. Questions? Please contact Director of Campus Ministry Lynn Kittridge and Campus Minister Paulina Thurmann.
- Seniors: 25 hours by the end of high school
- Juniors: 50 hours by the end of high school (25 hours per year)
- Sophomores: 75 hours by the end of high school (25 hours per year)
- Freshmen: 100 hours by the end of high school (25 hours per year)
- Eighth grade students: 20 hours by the end of middle school
- Seventh grade students: 35 hours by the end of middle school (15 hours during seventh grade, 20 hours during eighth grade)
- Sixth grade students: 45 hours by the end of middle school (10 hours during sixth grade, 15 hours during seventh grade, 20 hours during eighth grade)
- Once a middle school student has served their total middle school required hours, the middle school expectation is met (regardless of the year of completion).
- Once a high school student has served their total high school required hours, the high school expectation is met (regardless of the year of completion).
- Total hours for students who enroll after the fall semester of 2022-23 will be prorated according to their enrollment date
The entire sophomore class, accompanied by faculty, members of Campus Ministry and student leaders, participated in the Sophomore Retreat on Tuesday, April 26 at Black Diamond Camp in Auburn.
Sixth grade students traveled to the Olympic National Park for a three-day outdoor science experience, April 6-8.
The entire seventh grade class, accompanied by seventh grade mentor teachers and other student leaders, participated in a retreat day on Friday, April 8.
The Class of 2025 participated in the Freshman Retreat on Tuesday, March 29 at Black Diamond Camp in Auburn.
Director of Campus Minister
Campus Minister and Religious Studies Teacher