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"Let no one look down on you because of your youth, but be a continuing example of Love, Faith, and Purity to believers."
1 Timothy 4:12

Campus Ministry of SMCHS seeks to guide young people in the call to holiness and service to others by helping students develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through scripture in the life and teachings of the Catholic Church and in their prayer. Working with young people, CM creates programs and activities that attempts to respond to the needs of students and to involve them in sharing their unique gifts and talents with the Santa Margarita community.
Campus Ministry provides students with opportunities for retreats, days of recollection, Celebration of the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and other prayer experiences that enable them to grow in faith.

Campus Ministry goals include:
To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. Campus Ministry helps these young people learn what it means to follow Jesus Christ and to live as His disciples today, empowering them to serve others and to work toward a world built on the vision and values of the reign of God.
  1. To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. Campus Ministry recognizes the importance of faith communities (home, parish, school) in helping young people grow in their faith as they experience life here at SMCHS and participate in the mission of Jesus Christ and His church.
  2. To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. Campus Ministry promotes the growth of healthy, competent, caring, and faith-filled Catholic young people. It fosters positive adolescent development and growth in both Christian discipleship and Catholic identity by addressing the students’ unique developmental, social, and religions needs.
Numerous faith filled opportunities are provided to build and strengthen the student's relationship with God and others. These are some of the events that accomplish these goals:
  • School Masses
  • Sports Team Masses
  • Prayer Services
  • Special Olympics
  • Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen 
  • Next Step
  • Reconciliation Services
  • XLT {Exalt } Nights [see dates under "special events" tab]
  • Word & Worship [see dates under "special events" tab]
  • Christian Clubs
  • Grade Level Retreats
  • Faith Friday
  • Leadership Training
  • On Campus Retreats
  • Senior Pilgrimage
  • Pastoral Care
  • Senior (Kairos) Retreats
  • Peer Ministry
  • Morning Masses
  • Margaret Mary Bereavement Group
  • Christian Service
  • Youth Advocacy Day  
  • R.C.I.A.
  • Stations of the Cross
Please visit us in G131 or call us at (949) 766-6000 ext.1515

NEED PRAYER? We would love to pray for you! If you have any prayer intentions for the Campus Ministry Department please clink on this link ( and submit your prayer intention. The intentions are anonymous and will be offered up every Tuesday during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.