LITURGY, SACRAMENTS & PRAYER
Three times each semester, SBDHS students celebrate mass together. Mass ministries are student-led, giving them the opportunity to be actively involved in the liturgy. The entire school community gathers to mark the changes in liturgical season and to join in worship together.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered to our students twice a year during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Over the years we have invited a variety of priests from the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Archeparchy of Winnipeg to be present in our school to offer this sacrament, or to simply engage in spiritual conversation with students. Also during these seasons, students gather in their Teacher Advisory daily to pray together special Advent and Lenten prayers.
SBDHS CAMPUS MINISTRY TEAM
Each year, SBDHS encourages their students to join the Campus Ministry Team. This team will spend the year growing together in community and bringing witness to our Catholic Faith within the school and our local and global community. This team takes part in weekly formation and planning meetings in order to engage in peer to peer ministry and organizes events that give the student body an opportunity to encounter Christ. They look forward to being in service to others, whether it’s putting up Christmas trees at our neighbouring parish, unloading the Winnipeg Harvest truck or cooking a hot meal at The Welcome Home. They also look forward to our annual overnight retreat! Not only is it a time to recharge spiritually, but to have fun and grow in our relationships with each other. In addition to ministry, these students also commit to a year of personal spiritual growth.
All students participate in grade level retreats early in the school year. This is an opportunity to pull back from their daily school routine. Through various themes, guest speakers and activities, students are given the chance to encounter Christ while setting the stage for their spiritual growth for the coming year. They are given the opportunity to see the witness of other young people who are living out their faith, to spend time in prayer, and to build friendships with their fellow classmates.
At the conclusion of the year, our graduating class participates in a retreat facilitated by alumni as both a wrap up to their time at SBDHS and a spiritual send off as they embark upon a new season of their lives.
Campus ministry hosts a weekly after school faith study for students who want to go deeper in understanding their faith and developing a relationship with Christ. The new ALPHA YOUTH FILM SERIES is divided into 13 sessions that unpack the basics of the Christian faith. Each one hour event is filled with food, film, discussion and fellowship! Alpha is offered during alternating years.
Facilitated by Campus Ministry students, THINKfast is a day of fasting and an evening of thought-provoking and fun activities. Students commit to a 25 hour fast and participate in activities and presentations that bring attention to poverty, global issues, injustice, and marginalized people. It also teaches us how to care for our beautiful planet and stand with our neighbours in the Global South.
Mexico Build 2022
St. Boniface Diocesan High School is excited to offer its students an opportunity to go on a service experience trip to Mexico during Spring Break 2022. Through the amazing work of a Canadian charity called Live Different, students and staff will spend 10 day in Baja California, building a house for a local family. Many of the families here have migrated to this area, working on the many fruit and vegetable farms. They make their homes from whatever scrap materials they can find. Students will spend a week with one of these families, working alongside them to give them a safe place to live.
This is an amazing opportunity to experience authentic Mexican culture, build new friendships and create lasting memories. This service experience is for Gr. 9-12. Contact Mrs. Thiessen at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can be a part of Mexico Build 2022.
For more information about SBDHS Campus Ministry or Mission Trip please contact our Campus Ministry Coordinator, Michelle Thiessen, at 204 987 1573 or email@example.com