At Dominican, you will come to understand how your unique gifts can make the world a better place. Our students experience a traditional Catholic education centered on developing the whole person- intellectually, spiritually and morally. Here you will have daily opportunities to live your faith.
All-School Liturgies & Spiritual Retreats
Students grow in self-awareness and faith through monthly all-school liturgies and impactful, well-planned annual retreats for each grade level. Under the leadership of our Director of Campus Ministry, students are given the opportunity to take the lead in organizing these liturgies, prayer services and various retreats.
Dominican’s Campus Ministry and community outreach programs enable students to truly live their faith. Campus Ministry programs engage students to put their faith into action:
- Each week, Dominican students prepare over 400 sandwiches for homeless and poor men, women and children through programs at the Guest House of Milwaukee.
- Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff prepare and serve meals several times each year at St. Benedict the Moor, a Milwaukee parish serving the homeless and working poor. The St. Ben’s Community Meal program serves several hundred guests six nights a week.
- Weekly students visit St. Hyacinth food pantry where they assist in stocking and distributing essential items to underprivileged families in Milwaukee’s Southside
- In addition to these activities, Campus Ministry organizes other community service programs to provide food and clothing to Milwaukee’s poor.
uKnighted Service Program
uKnighted is a 4-year service program that challenges students to learn, serve, and advocate for the poor and needy of our community through community outreach, while discerning their vocation through their service. The program differentiates itself from similar service outreach in that it focuses on the importance of the experience rather than the number of hours and encourages students to integrate service into their classrooms and daily lives. Dominican is grateful to The Catholic Community Foundation for their grant and support of uKnighted service program, which includes the following retreats:
Part of a Dominican education is yearly class retreats. These retreats address a different set of topics with the goal of bringing students closer together through a deeper understanding of our Dominican values and mission.
The purpose of the Freshman retreat is to introduce students to aspects of our Dominican identity, to increase their relationship with God, and to expose them to the needs of others while encouraging and facilitating cohesion in their class.
The sophomore retreat focuses on important issues teenagers face today such as drug and alcohol abuse and offers strategies and positive ways to confront these issues with our faith.
The junior class takes part in a two-night three-day retreat called Kairos. This retreat is led by faculty and senior students. This is a reflective experience which focuses on relationships with family and friends and helps clarify and deepen one’s understanding of a relationship with Christ. Kairos challenges students to embrace the Christian call to service.
This retreat encourages the senior class to reflect on their years at Dominican, revisit their Kairos experience and spend time bonding as a class.