Faith Opportunities

Campus Ministry at Helias Catholic High School strives to support the faith formation of the students, staff and school community by providing opportunities which lead to a deeper awareness of the message of God’s love and opportunities for worship, supporting the formation of a community of faith, and the promotion of service as a way of life.

Mass
  • Daily Mass is offered each school day in St. Pius X Chapel. Monday’s Mass is at 8:25a.m. and on Tuesday through Friday it is at 7:25a.m. All are welcome!
    • If you would like to have a mass said for someone please contact Maureen Quinn at mquinn@heliascatholic.com (suggested donation is $5)
  • All School Masses are held monthly in the Old Gym.
Prayer
  • Eucharistic Adoration is offered at least once a semester to all students.
  • The All School Day of Reconciliation is offered in Advent and Lent.
  • School wide Living Stations of the Cross during Lent
Retreats

All-School Retreat, Wed., Sept. 12

SCHEDULE: Please note the school day will be from 8 am until 3:30 pm.

See detailed schedule below so you know what your child will be up to and where they will be throughout the day.

7:00-8:00 am — Bring Donated Items to the Commons (see SNACK REQUEST below for more information)

8:00 am — Students Report to Helias Family for Attendance

8:10-9:00 am — Welcome and Opening Mass in Fieldhouse with music led by Oddwalk Ministries: We will have a collection to support our classmate, Jacob Gladbach (see COLLECTION below for more information)

9:00 am-3:30 pm — Individual Class Retreats

Freshman Retreat: Be Courageous in Relationships

Location: St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall (girls)/McClung Park (boys)

Led By: Helias Staff and Senior Students

Lunch: Taco Bar (girls)/Hot Dogs (boys)

Sophomore Retreat: Be Courageous in Community

Location: Old Gym

Led By: Dan Huss, Youth Minister from St. Louis

Lunch: Chick-fil-a Sandwiches

Junior Retreat: Be Courageous to Live in Freedom

Location: Capital City Christian Church

Led By: REAP Team from St. Louis

Lunch: Pizza

Senior Retreat: Be Courageous in Service

Location: Jefferson City Community and Fieldhouse

Led By: Community Service in the Community followed by Oddwalk Ministries

Lunch: Pulled Pork

SENIOR PARENTS: Please remember to turn in a letter to your Senior by Sept. 5, (see email from Mrs. Quinn for details)

MEALS: Lunch will be provided at each class retreat. If your child has an allergy and is unable to eat what is served, please email Mrs. Quinn so another meal option can be prepared.

SNACK REQUEST: We ask each family to donate ONE item for retreat day. This helps us keep costs down while still providing adequate snacks and refreshments for the day. All snacks should be delivered to the Helias Commons on the day of retreat.

  • A-G     Water (one 24 pack of water bottles)
  • H-L     Chips (one bag of chips or 12 individual packages of chips)
  • M-S     Cookies or Brownies (12-24 precut brownies or cookies in disposable container)
  • T-Z      Veggie Tray (one small veggie tray to feed 6-12 people in disposable container)           

COLLECTION: We will have a collection during Mass to support one of our own who will not be able to join us on this day, Jacob Gladbach, who is a Freshman and fighting against ALD . We will collect money to help the Gladbach family with expenses. Our Mass will be offered up for Jacob as he continues treatment in St. Louis. We will collect money through Thursday, September 13 or donations can be made at on our website: Make A Donation

DRESSCODE: Dress code for the day is gym shorts, sweat pants or jeans with tennis shoes and house t-shirt (provided). We ask that shorts be of modest length (gym-class-approved-length shorts). NO leggings, spandex, short shorts, sagging shorts, etc. If dress code is not followed, students will be required to sit in office until proper dress code is brought to school. Also students out of dress code the entire day will be required to attend the makeup retreat on Oct. 1 (the Monday after Homecoming).
ATTENDANCE: Attendance at the Retreat is required. If a child is unable to attend, a makeup retreat will be held on Monday, October 1, the day after the Homecoming Dance.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email at mquinn@heliascatholic.com or by calling the school at 635-6139. In the meantime, we ask for prayers for our school community on Wednesday, September 12, may this day bring great fruits to our entire community.

Mission Trips
  • Mission of Witness
    • March for Life Trip: A group of students attend the March for Life at Washington D.C. in January. Forms are available in October
  • Mission of Evangelization
    • Steubenville Conference: Steubenville Conference is in July each summer! We stay at Missouri State University in Springfield. Forms are available in January.
  • Mission of Service
    • Mission Trips: Opportunities to serve in a community outside of our own (both day trips and overnight)
    • Service Opportunities in our local community
Other Faith Opportunities
  • Join Ministry Cru to grow in your personal faith and help plan a variety of faith and service events for the school.
  • Life Runners Club advocates for Life.

Contact Campus Minister for more information: Maureen Quinn at mquinn@heliascatholic.com