"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life." - John 3:16
As a Catholic school, Saint Dominic Academy offers students, staff and families the opportunity to explore and deepen their spiritual lives in a vibrant community setting. Catholic teaching emphasizes that faith in Jesus Christ is a gift that cannot be imposed, but instead discovered freely in an atmosphere of love and respect. The Office of Campus Ministry works with staff and families to provide opportunities for the free discovery and deepening of faith in the school community. By inviting students to take an active role in daily prayer, weekly Mass, and during yearly retreats, Saint Dom's encourages students to take ownership of their faith and to live it authentically and enthusiastically. Building on and tying back into the theological instruction in the classroom, the Office of Campus Ministry gives students the opportunity to put faith into action and to live out their faith in a community that is encouraging and supportive.
The Saint Dominic Academy Chaplain, Fr. Seamus Griesbach, currently serves as the director of the Office of Campus Ministry. Collaborating with staff, parents, and students, the office carries out various ministries and activities on both campuses of the school, including:
- Pastoral counseling and care for staff, students and families as requested.
- Weekly Mass on each campus and regular access to confession and the other sacraments.
- Catholic schools week and other Catholic celebrations throughout the year.
- Assistant Chaplain Program for high school students.
- In-class visits and support to theology teachers.
- Annual in-school day retreats for grades Prek - 5th grade on the Lewiston Campus.
- A robust retreat program for grades 6 - 12 that includes both on and off campus retreats.