Student Life

Campus Ministry

Salpointe Catholic High School is Christ-centered, inspired by the Spirit and guided by the Carmelite tradition of education in a context of prayer, community and service. The learning environment is shaped by faculty and staff dedicated to exemplifying and teaching a life-long commitment to spiritual growth.

Salpointe honors the Carmelite charism of prayer in the daily life of our community. We begin every morning and end school every afternoon with prayer as well at the beginning of each class period.

Salpointe´s Campus Ministry program is rooted in Carmelite beliefs, traditions and values and strives to guide students in their faith during their tenure at Salpointe through Days of Recollection, Kairos retreats, monthly all school liturgies and Service Learning.  

"What a comfort it is, this way of love! You may stumble on it, you may fail to correspond with grace given, but always love knows how to make the best of everything; whatever offends our Lord is burnt up in its fire, and nothing is left but a humble, absorbing peace deep down in the heart." - St. Therese of Lisieux.

The Campus Ministry Department is responsible for school masses, spiritual retreats, service learning, sacramental preparation and daily prayer.

Holistic Education at Salpointe


Did You Know?

That every student must take eight semesters of theology classes? It is a mandated requirement by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework that students take these eight semesters.

75% of Salpointe is Catholic, however, it is not a requirement for admission.

Salpointe offers daily morning mass celebrated in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Chapel and led by our school chaplain.

There have been over 284 Kairos retreats. The retreats started in 1978 after Salpointe students traveled to Crespi Carmelite High School in California to experience and bring back to Salpointe this spiritual encounter with Christ called Kairos.

Please click below for more about Salpointe Catholic and the services the Campus Ministry Department offers to Lancer students.

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  • Kairos

    This God-centered, four-day retreat focuses on spirituality and selflessness while stressing the importance of being kind and giving yourself up to God. The Kairos retreat is open to juniors during spring semester and seniors during their fall semester.

    During the retreat, students reflect upon their relationship with God, family and friends. All students are highly encouraged by the Salpointe community to take advantage of this scripture-based, growth experience.

    Click here to learn more about Kairos.
  • Service Program

    Service is one of the Carmelite Charisms and, therefore, an integral part of our school program. As students participate in prayer and grow in community, service then becomes part of our outreach to others as an expression of our faith.
  • Liturgies

    Campus Ministry prepares monthly spiritual celebrations, including all-school masses. Mass is celebrated at 7:35 on Wednesdays and Fridays in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel. Students as well as all members of our Salpointe community are invited to participate with the Carmelites at mass.
  • Sacramental Preparation

    Campus Ministry can help connect students with their home parishes in order to prepare for reception of the Sacraments. Please keep in mind that most Parish programs for teens start towards the beginning of the Fall Semester and have their own specific requirements.

Meet Our Campus Ministry Team

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  • Photo of Phillip Becker

    Phillip Becker 

    Director of Campus Ministry
  • Photo of Fr. Edgar Lopez, O.Carm

    Fr. Edgar Lopez, O.Carm 

    Campus Minister
  • Fr. Roberto Mejia, O.Carm. 

    Campus Minister
  • Photo of Cecilia Parsons

    Cecilia Parsons 

    Administrative Assistant to Campus Ministry
    520-547-9392 Ext. 6024
  • Photo of Scott Pickett

    Scott Pickett 

    Campus Minister
  • Photo of Stephen Halper

    Stephen Halper 57

    Assistant to Campus Ministry

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