Campus Ministry

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.

Ministry principles

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

Retreat Experiences

Lynn Kittridge

Director of Campus Minister