Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry at The Academy of the Holy Cross seeks to express the school's commitment to the spiritual development of the student. Campus Ministry provides all students a range of activities and programs designed to nurture and sustain their spiritual lives during their four years at Holy Cross.


All School Mass is celebrated once a month.  We gather to celebrate on Holy Days of Obligation as well as important feasts to the Holy Cross family.   

Mass is celebrated weekly at lunch in the chapel for anyone in the community who would like to attend. 

All Retreats include Mass.

Reconciliation and Adoration are available on alternating Thursdays at lunch.  All are welcome. 



Morning Prayer - based on the Liturgy of the Hours, before the first bell of the school day

Shared Prayer- a time to gather and share intentions at the beginning of each lunch 

Guided Meditation - during the last fifteen minutes of each lunch period


Lenten Stations of the Cross

Advent Assembly


Campus Ministry offers class-specific, on and off-campus retreats in which all students participate during their four years at Holy Cross. All of these retreats include talks by student peers who already have made these retreats, small group discussion, and opportunities for both individual and communal prayer and reflection.


Welcome Retreat as a part of Orientation.  

Spring Retreat.  Theme:  Discerning the Voices in Our Lives


Spring Retreat Theme: Love 


Junior Overnight Retreat.  Includes a Ropes Course experience, Reconciliation Service and a Class Bonfire


Three-night retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Kairos has been a part of the Holy Cross experience for over 25 years. 

Faculty/Staff Retreat 

All Retreats include Mass. 

Peer Ministry

A class offered as an elective during the senior year.  Students develop and lead the campus ministry programs.  Entrance is by application.

Meet Us!


Linda Ruszkowski

(301) 929-6452

Lolita Jardeleza
Prayer Minister
(301) 929-6452

4920 Strathmore Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895  (301) 942-2100  
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