Religion and campus ministry play an integral part at each level of Duchesne. While Duchesne is a Catholic school and adheres to the doctrines of the Church, campus Ministry recognizes and embraces the diverse religious backgrounds that are present in our student body and faculty. We believe that acceptance of our differences provides for a peaceful, spiritual existence as we pursue our academic endeavors and helps us grow as people of God.
Beginning in Lower School, each student learns to understand her faith through the study of scripture, the Church and Sacraments, and Sacred Heart heritage and traditions. The program encourages exploring her personal relationship with God, to others, and to the world.
As the students develop at Duchesne, the program focuses on active participation in campus ministry activities throughout the year. Each day begins with prayer services in morning assembly or our chapel for special occasions, including a devotion to the Sacred Heart tradition of First Friday prayer, the Stand Up Against Poverty global day of prayer, liturgical prayer services in Advent, Lent, and on Holy Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, a service for mothers and daughters, and services honoring the foundresses of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. Ultimately, the campus ministry program offers a welcoming and spiritual setting for our students, faculty, and staff.