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Ministry & Faith

Campus Ministry At Regina Dominican High School

We center our Campus Ministry Program on our Dominican identity, which we share with our sponsors, the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Dominican life and mission can be understood through the values of Veritas (Truth) and Caritas (Love and Compassion) and the Four Dominican Pillars- Prayer, Study, Community and Service. Each pillar of works together to call us into a deeper relationship with God and to become a more integrated person.
 

In the Dominican tradition, our contemplation of God and the world is expressed through our actions, which show the ways God is working through our lives. Regina Dominican offers opportunities for communal and private prayer throughout the year. Each school day begins with a prayer led by one of the Regina Dominican Preachers and includes the Dominican Blessing. Holy days and special days in the school calendar are marked by the celebration of all-school masses and prayer services.
 
The rosary is offered regularly throughout the academic year, and additional opportunities for personal prayer are offered during Advent and Lent.
 

Study is the Dominican Pillar that calls us to pursue knowledge both in and out of the classroom. Dominicans have long been associated with academic excellence and studying scripture so they could preach the Gospel to the world.  Study calls us to seek out Truth, as embodied in our value of Veritas, which calls us to understand the world on a deeper level.

At Regina Dominican, the Pillar of Study is lived out in our classrooms and in the opportunities students are given to engage with the world through service and extracurricular activities. The Pillar of Study helps us to take the lessons we learn in the classroom and use them to understand the world better and to be of service in our communities.
 

Community is the Dominican Pillar that reminds us that our strength comes from being together. In community, we find the support to seek justice and do works of service, companionship in prayer and collaboration in our studies. In community, we are encouraged to examine our actions and grow in kindness and love towards one another.

At Regina Dominican, our school’s focus on single-sex education for young women creates a community based on our respect for one another. Our community is fostered through social occasions, service projects where we have the opportunity to work alongside each other and through communal prayer experiences.

For Dominicans, The Pillar of Service is how we put our life of prayer, study and community into action. The value of Caritas, or love and compassion, reminds us that service is based on our love of neighbor. Through our own service, we participate in the same Mission of Jesus, as we address the needs and concerns of our time and place. The guidelines for service requirements are as follows: 
 
Freshmen – 15 hours of service to your school community due by April 15 Sophomores – 15 hours of service to the school and local community due by April 15

Juniors – 15 hours of service to the local community due by April 15
 
Seniors – 15 hours of service to the local and/or global community due by April 15 

Retreats

Retreats are opportunities for the students to experience and/or reflect on one or more of the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and service. All students attend a retreat designed specifically for their grade level based on one of these pillars listed below.
 
 
 

Dominican Preachers

One of the ways Campus Ministry fosters the Regina Dominican community is through the student leaders in the Dominican Preachers program. The Dominican Preachers form a selective group of sophomore, juniors and seniors who lead our community by putting faith in action. The Dominican Preachers play a significant role in leading daily and monthly prayer, service projects, retreats, and other Campus Ministry events. They are committed to supporting Catholic values, serving as Campus Ministry leaders, and preaching from the pulpit of their lives.
 
 

Dominican Blessing

May God the Creator bless us,
May God the Redeemer heal us,
May God the Holy Spirit enlighten us,
Give us eyes to see, ears to hear, and hands to do the work of God;
Feet to walk the path of justice, and mouths to preach the Good News.
And may the angel of peace watch over us and lead us at last to the reign of God.
Amen