Opportunities for Involvement
Students are encouraged to minister within the context of the liturgy as lectors, gift bearers, altar servers, and extra ordinary Eucharistic Ministers. Students can volunteer by contacting the Pastoral Director in Room 115. Juniors and seniors who meet the diocesan requirements may apply to become Eucharistic Ministers. If accepted, they will go through training.
Praise and Worship Band
Student musicians and vocalists are invited to join the praise and worship band. The band has weekly practices and provides the music for most all school liturgies. See Mrs. Hunyor in room 115 or Mrs. Wilkens for more information.
Central Catholic High School has a full-time pastoral counselor on staff to offer individual, family, and group support. Support services include prevention and intervention programs.
Support groups are an opportunity for students who share common problems to come together with an adult facilitator and begin to work through these problems. Groups meet during one class period each week. These periods rotate from week to week in order for students to maintain their class work. Support groups are confidential.
Students participating in support groups:
- gain new perspectives on common problems through interaction with others.
- view and evaluate themselves more clearly.
- gain an understanding of their strengths and benefits.
- have a place to express themselves and their feelings.
- realize their concerns are similar to others and they are not alone.
Support groups are offered that address the following concerns or realities:
Asthmatics, Coping with Stress, Death of a Loved One, Decision Making, Divorced or Remarried Home, Drug or Alcohol Problem with a Family Member, Eating Disorders, Personal Drug or Alcohol Problem, Teen Fathers, Teen Mothers, and Transfer Students.
Students can be part of these groups by talking with the school counselor, nurse or pastoral director.
Prevention and intervention programs are coordinated through the Pupil Personnel Committee and the Intervention Assistance Team. For more information on the alcohol and drug abuse program or other existing programs, please contact Mrs. Denise Usher, the guidance counselors, or the school nurse, Mrs. Jan Florian.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Athletes gather regularly to pray, share their faith, and socialize.
Irish for Life
Students strive to foster a culture of life in the building. The pinnacle of activity for the group is participation in the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Irish Body of Believers
This group will meet monthly after school. Parish youth ministers will lead the various meetings that will focus on Christ and growing in our faith through faith sharing and community building activities. Meetings run from 3:10 until 4:00 and meet in room 207.
A list of dates is coming soon….