Campus Ministry

 

"...integrating Christ's message into the lives of our students, faculty, & staff and thereby carrying into the world."

Our Chapel

Located on the main floor of the 1927 building, our chapel is the spiritual center of the MCHS campus.  The chapel is open every day for students, faculty & staff, and visitors to pray before the Blessed Sacraments.  Fr. Bill Kessler, Chaplain, also keeps office hours in the chapel throughout the week.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the altar for quiet adoration.  Students are welcome to come to the chapel for adoration during their Enrichment period.
 

Daily Prayer & Blessings
Special blessings will be offered for the following groups:

Each Day | Prayer is offered over the PA every morning after announcements.  Teachers also pray with their students before each class. A Book of Prayer is outside the chapel where students may write special intentions. These. intentions are prayed for during class Mass.
 
New Drivers | during the Enrichment period each quarter
 
Athletes | during regularly scheduled prep rallies
 
Thespians | before rehearsal begins for the fall play & spring musical
 
Prayer at Center Court | before final exams
 
Before tests | Students & faculty can request the Campus Ministry staff to pray with their class.
 

Retreats

Freshman
September 5
 
Sophomores October 11 (Boys) October 12 (Girls)
Juniors February 22  
Seniors During the Senior Mission Week  
 

Devotions

First Friday | All are welcome on the First Friday of each month during the Enrichment Period in the chapel to pray the rosary.  This devotion has been prayed monthly since 2004.
 
Stations of the Cross | Stations of the Cross may be found in the chapel.  The entire student body prays the Stations on the Wednesday of Holy Week. 
 
Religious Vocation Discernment | Students who feel they are being called to be a religious brother, sister, or priest should reach out to Fr. Bill or Mrs. Mattix-Wand.  
 
Sacramental Preparation | Students seeking to become Catholic or Catholic students who have not completed their initiation through  the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist or Confirmation should reach out to one of the Campus Ministry staff.

CAMPUS MINISTRY STAFF

Fr. Bill Kessler
Fr. Bill Kessler, Chaplain
Priest for the Diocese of Springfield of IL; pastor of St. Alphonsus Church, Brighton, IL & St. John the Evangelist Church, Mendora. 
1989 Graduate of MCHS
1999 Ordained
2013-present MCHS Chaplain
 
 
paula mattix-wand
Mrs. Paula Mattix-Wand, Campus Minister
Member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto, IL
Parent of 2 MCHS graduates
28 years of experience in faith formation in the diocese
2000-present at MCHS