Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry events take place during the school day with lunch programs like Altaration, Magnify, and Friday Outreach. Other events take place after school like Cinematic and Acoustic Spirituality. We also look for, and announce, Diocesan events that take place on weekends throughout the year. St. Rose students are encouraged to live their spirituality every day.

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire. St. Catherine of Siena

Programs

Altaration

"What if that's really God? What if that's really what he says it is? What if that’s really who he says it is? What if?" - Mark Hart (Author/Lead Presenter)

Altaration is a program produced by Ascension Presents which challenges its audience to alter their perspective on the Mass. Through beautifully shot videos, sweeping scores, and powerful testimonies, Catholics across the spectrum encounter the Mass in a new and powerful way. The Mass is presented as something we do not simply out of obligation, but out of love and a desire to be with the Creator of the Universe. Altaration consists of videos and discussions, and meets on Monday’s during each lunch.

Magnify

Magnify is a program designed to engage students in a discussion on various faith topics. Topics are typically based on the Liturgical Season or event, or address topics raised by the students themselves. Presentations may include short videos, but primarily revolve around student based questions. Magnify is an informal program that meets on Wednesday’s during each lunch period.

Acoustic Spirituality

Acoustic Spirituality is a program designed to help students find God in all things. For many, silence is a scary thing, so we fill that with music. What are we listening to? It need not be Christian music. Here, we listen to some contemporary songs and look for religious and spiritual concepts, while sharing songs that help bring us to a holy place. Acoustic Spirituality meets monthly afterschool.

Cinematic Spirituality

Cinematic Spirituality is a program designed to open student’s minds to religious and spiritual ideas and concepts found in popular movies. After watching a film, students discuss one or two key elements of the movie and how we can find God in the film. Cinematic Spirituality meets monthly afterschool.

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee is composed of students interested in getting involved more with the Liturgy in all its stages – planning and serving. Select Seniors are invited to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during school liturgies, and students are invited to serve as lectors and altar servers. The Liturgy team will help put together the programs and be the team that regularly serves weekly, and monthly liturgies.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a club dedicated to service. In the spirit of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, members of Helping Hands are committed to serving the “dear neighbor" in need. Ready for any and every good work, club participants give particular attention to the needs of persons, communities, and organizations that are local to Saint Rose High School. Although focused on neighborhood concerns, members acknowledge the importance of reaching out to our global brothers and sisters. In order to accomplish these goals, Helping Hands members serve as a direct extension of the Saint Rose High School Campus Ministry Department.

Campus Minister

Nick Petrillo

It was on retreat in college where I came to know the love of God and meet Him in a personal and powerful way. This encounter began the journey of faith I am currently on, which has spanned the better part of the past decade working in or for the Church in some capacity. While travelling around the country with NET Ministries (2008-2011) I developed a deep love for Christ and the Church, and a desire to share that love with others. Encouraged and excited by this gift, I discerned the priesthood as a seminarian for the Diocese of Trenton for 3 years (2012-2015). While in seminary I earned my bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Discovering that the Lord had other plans, I returned home and began parish work, until starting as Campus Minister here at St. Rose in September 2016. I was married on June 24th, 2017 and enjoy deconstructing pallets and re-purposing the wood into furniture pieces.