Campus Ministry & Christian Services

“Faith is the substance of all things……” Hebrews 11: 1
 
Mater Dei Prep fosters a climate of appreciation for faith and spiritual values and offers its students encouragement and hope in their personal journey of faith. Mater Dei Prep’s spirit of community is strengthened by coming together to celebrate our Catholic faith and reliance on God. Students have countless opportunities throughout the school year to nurture their spirituality and to experience the joys and responsibilities of helping others by sharing their talents and time. Mater Dei Prep Chaplain, Fr. Richard Osborn, is available to all students to discuss questions about the Faith or just to talk. 

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Prayer Life

    • We begin each day with prayer.
    • We begin each school year with prayer.
    • We prayerfully follow the liturgy of the Church throughout the school year.
  • Liturgies

    Every week Mater Dei Prep students have the opportunity to celebrate the liturgy in the school Chapel. In addition, campus wide Mass is celebrated monthly and for Holy Days.
  • Ministry

    Mater Dei Prep students participate in ministry in the following capacities:
    • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
    • Lectors
    • Altar Servers
    • Ministers of Hospitality
    • Musicians and Singers
  • Sacraments

    Our Chaplain hears confession each week during flex period in the school Chapel. He is also available at any time upon request. The Eucharist is a welcome part of our celebration of the Mass.
  • Retreats

    Each year time is set aside for students to participate in retreats. The goal of the retreats are for the students to depen their own faith, hope and love of God.

    For many students, the highlight of their faith formation experience at Mater Dei Prep comes during Kairos, a four day/three night spiritual retreat for students in their senior year. Kairos is a unique faith formation experience where senior students have an intense and extremely personal encounter with God. Guided by a priest and led by their peers, students examine their role in God’s community.
  • Counseling

    Fr. Rick is always available for counseling for any Mater Dei Prep student who feels the need for advice or just to talk. He offers perspective and guidance on matters of faith and supports Mater Dei Prep's students through any challenges in their faith formation journey. 
  • Christian Service

    Christian Service is an integral part of the Mater Dei Prep experience and permeates our school culture. The Student Advisory Board runs food, clothing, Christmas toy, and Easter candy drives throughout the year. Campus Ministry assists in coordination of these activities. In addition, Campus Ministry provides opportunities for “hands on” work in soup kitchens, after-care programs, nursing homes and food banks.

Mater Dei Prep

Mater Dei Prep

538 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone 732-671-9100  Fax 732-671-9214

Mater Dei Prep admits students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.
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