Campus Ministry is the transforming presence of Christ in the academe to empower its constituents to become catalyst of change toward the information of a responsible and mature Catholic Christian community.
The OAR Campus Ministry as the heart of the Recoleto Educational Apostolate aims at actualizing the spirit of a contemplative Marian apostolic community striving to be of one heart and one mind intent upon God.
The OAR Campus Ministry exists to serve the faculty members, students, non-teaching personnel, administrators and the external community in order to be living companions with a familiar atmosphere among Campus Ministers in the journey to create and promote a better community conducive to work, study and prayer.
It is our duty to foster a Christocentric community in the Augustinian recollect Spirituality and charism by achieving the following objectives:
1.To foster and facilitate opportunities for the strengthening and deepening of spiritual growth through faith-life experience imbibing the Augustinian Recollect Spirituality and charism which includes community life, friendship, study, work and prayer.
2.To teach and to be a witness to the total formation of Filipino Christians.
3.To serve as a unifying factor among the different offices and departments in matters of integral human and spiritual development.
4.To program and implement activities which are geared toward the formation of a prayerful Catholic community witnessing the Augustinian recollect Spirituality and charism.
5.To inspire and foster active participation in every liturgical celebration.
6.To build ecclesial communities within the campus for social transformation.
In the performance of its desired role, the Campus ministry utilizes the following strategies or approaches:
1.Formative Approach- recollections, retreats, symposia, seminars, growth group sessions, lectures.
2.Pastoral Approach- vocation promotion, catechesis,community service, outreach programs.
3.Liturgical Approach- sacraments, prayer-service, devotional worship, feast days, Bible sharing.
4.Pedagogical approach- film and slide-showing, presacramental instruction, publication of newsletter.
5.Social Approach- pilgrimages, outings, educational trips.
SERVICES OFFERED TO THE SSC-R COMMUNITY:
I. Administration of the Sacraments
II. Spiritual Formation Programs
c. Training modules
III. SPIRITUAL DIRECTION/COUNSELLING CAMPUS MINISTRY ACTIVITIES (YEAR ROUND)
A. LITURGICAL/ SACRAMENTAL RITES
I. Eucharistic Celebrations
Daily Masses (School Chapel) 6:30 AM and 4:30 PM
1) First Friday celebrations
2) Mass of the Holy Spirit ( June)
3) Feast days
July 16 – Feast of our Lady of Mt. Carmel
August 19 – Solemnity of St. Ezekiel Moreno
August 28 – Feast of St. Augustine
September 8 – Birthday of Mother Mary
September 10 Feast of St. Sebastian
4. Ash Wednesday
5. Baccalaureate Masses (Elementary, High School, College)
II. Penance Celebrations for:
a.Grades IV,V and VI
b.1st – 4rth year High School
c.Confession by appointment
III. First Communion – Grade III pupils
IV. Confirmation Rites – (Grade V, VI, High School and College Students)
B. FORMATION ACTIVITIES
I. Spiritual Activities
a.Faculty Members– Grade School, High School, College and Lay Ad
b.4th year High School graduating students
c.4th year College graduating Students
d.1st and 4th year law Students
e.Non- Teaching Personnel (Office Staff, Maintenance workers)
g.Campus Peer Ministers
II. Overnight Recollection
a.Grade VI pupils
b.RE 101 and RE 501 classes (1st semester)
c.RE 401 classes (2nd semester)
IV. Vocation Awareness
b.Exhibits of different congregations
c.Room to room Campaign
VI. Recoletos Campus Ministry Summer Institute (ReCamSI)
C. DAILY NON- SACRAMENTAL ACTIVITIES
3.3 o’clock Prayer