In the fall, students are provided with a list of Campus Ministry initiatives. These initiatives are chosen, organized, and moderated by faculty, administration, and staff. Students select their top three choices and are placed into initiatives based upon choice and availability.
Several times throughout the school year, during the course of the school day, these groups meet to plan and to enact activities related to these initiatives. Several groups also work and volunteer outside of the scope of the school day. Holy Name is blessed and proud to offer the following Campus Ministry initiatives:
Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides mentoring relationships, friendships, and guidance to students from Union Hill Elementary School.
St. Peter’s Central Catholic Outreach travels to St. Peter’s Central Catholic Elementary School to mentor younger students and to assist teachers.
Campus Upkeep works to improve and to clean the building and campus at Holy Name High School.
Catholic Economics Justice Group promotes and educates others concerning the principles of Catholic economic justice.
Christian Leaders/SADD models and educates regarding constructive behavior, and they provide educational opportunities for their peers.
Youth Against Homelessness cooperates with the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance and other local agencies to raise awareness and to participate in the annual Walk for Homeless.
Homeless Outreach through Crafts creates quilts to be donated to St. John’s Parish.
Holy Name Runs for Charity participates in various races in the Worcester area to raise money for worthwhile causes.
Be Like Brit prepares students for an April trip to Haiti to work at the Be Like Brit orphanage.
Parish Bazaar Games Booth Construction helps create and decorate children’s carnival games for the Mary Queen of Rosary Parish annual bazaar.
Art Ministry introduces students to meditation and contemplation while working on drawings of traditional religious symbols.
S.M.A.S.H. (Stop Madness and Severe Hating) works to create and to perform an assembly detailing bullying and its harmful effects. This assembly is performed for the student body and at various elementary schools.
Holy Name Helps the Worcester Community collects toiletries and food for the St John’s Parish food pantry and soup kitchen.
Music Ministry spreads the love of Christ through music by performing throughout the year.
History Fair Committee plans the Social Studies Department’s History Fair.
Empowering Girls through Sports develops self-confidence in girls through participation in athletics.
Media Advocacy writes and produces public service announcements concerning homelessness, hunger, and health.
Pen Pals with the Sisters of St. Anne writes letters and sends cards and care packages to the Srs. of St. Anne.
Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing options for families. Students work to assist in the construction of a single-family dwelling.
Crafts for Charity makes crafts for charitable organizations including cards, scarves, and baby blankets.
Book Buddies organizes and holds a book drive to provide books for Union Hill school. They also visit and read to the younger students.