Community

A central aspect of McQuaid Jesuit is the sense of community shared by students, faculty, and staff. For students, this is commonly referred to as “brotherhood.” Campus Ministry supports this bond shared by community members by bringing a unique, dynamic Jesuit approach to a variety of programs.

Retreats are led and directed by members of McQuaid Jesuit’s faculty, staff, and administration. Each Retreat Director participates in Ignatian formation prior to the retreat experiences and throughout the academic year. The Retreat Director guides his/her team in planning the retreat and, in doing so, helps fulfill a critical aspect of the school’s Jesuit mission.

The Campus Ministry Board (CMB) is a student-led organization. The CMB is open to all students in grades 9 through 12. The goal of the organization is to develop the bond of brotherhood among McQuaid Jesuit students, especially by finding God in all things. Along with student involvement, many faculty and staff members give their time in assisting the members of the CMB. The CMB leads a wide range of activities, including school Masses, the Rosary Group, Jar Wars, Fall and Winter Blood Drives, Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service, McQuaid Madness Charity Tournament, Midterm and Final Exams Study Breaks – to name a few!

The Middle School Campus Ministry Board (MSCMB) is a student-led organization. Its main focus is the spiritual growth of the middle school students at McQuaid Jesuit. The MSCMB is open to all students in grades 6 through 8. The goal of the MSCMB is to develop the bond of brotherhood among McQuaid Jesuit students, especially by finding God in all things. The MSCMB leads a wide range of activities, including class Masses, the Middle School Walk for Justice, movie nights, fundraisers, making bagged lunches for the homeless, visiting St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality, etc.

Each summer, Campus Ministry nominates students to attend Ever to Excel. This weeklong program at Boston College immerses students in Jesuit spirituality, leadership, and education. Upon completion of the program, students have remarked “I had the chance to listen and admire numerous guest speakers that brought new meaning to how I connect with God…I met new people and made friendships that would last a lifetime… It was the best week of my life.” To participate in this truly life changing experience, stop by Campus Ministry or contact Mr. Nathan Drahms.

Agape Latte was brought to McQuaid Jesuit by Angus Chase ’19 and Yonatan Yemane ’19 after attending Ever to Excel. The program was begun at Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century Center.

Several times per year, a member of the faculty/staff shares a story about their own faith journey and how they have experienced God in their life. The entire McQuaid Jesuit community is invited to attend.

“Agape” is a Greek word for a kind of love that seeks nothing in return. Below are videos from our ongoing Agape Latte series.

Agape Latte 2.0: “Finally, McQuaid” by Mrs. Alba Lupia

Agape Latte 1.0: “My Life Through McQuaid” by Mr. Tom Sprague

The Cannonball Club is a made up of a group of McQuaid Jesuit students who have expressed an interest in learning more about the Catholic priesthood. The group currently meets once per month for reflection, sharing, and discernment. For a video with information about the journey to becoming a Jesuit priest, click here. Please contact Mr. Nathan Drahms, Director of Retreats and Worship, in the Office of Campus Ministry for more information.