Throughout a student's four years at St. Xavier he is challenged to grow spiritually. Characteristics of this growth include: finding God in all things, listening with a discerning heart, striving for the magis, becoming a man for others, and living for the greater glory of God. In addition to the prayer and retreat opportunities at the school, Campus Ministry strives to nurture this growth in other ways, including:
As students grow and struggle with their faith, their relationships with God, the church, and other issues of concern, campus ministry team members are available to talk through these times of change and growth. One team member devotes most of his time to this area. Students may drop in, be invited, or be referred by parents or teachers to the Campus Ministry team.
Students are prepared to lead other students on each of the Kairos retreats. In addition, thirty seniors are trained and prepared to help lead the freshman on the five frosh retreat days. Students also take the lead in many ways in school liturgies, including presiding and giving reflections during reconciliation services and other liturgies. Students also lead the entire school in doing the Ignatian examen. These experiences provide positive peer role models for younger students as well as allow the students time to share with one another in areas of faith, self-image and growth in relationships.