From Our Director of Campus Ministry
My name is Peter Capponi ‘04, and I have been the Director of Campus Ministry since September, 2015. I have been a faculty member of the Bishop Grimes community since 2008. In addition to being the Director of Campus Ministry, I teach seventh and eighth grade Social Studies, coach the Boys’ and Girls’ Modified Basketball teams, and the Varsity Boys’ Golf team.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Le Moyne College in 2008, and a Master of Science in Education in Adolescent/Secondary Education from Le Moyne College in 2012. I am a proud alumnus from the class of 2004 and am truly excited to be working at Bishop Grimes because it’s a high-quality, faith-based educational community.
The Office of Campus Ministry serves the religious and spiritual needs of the Bishop Grimes community. Campus ministry helps to enhance the Spiritual Life and Catholic Identity of the school, and encourages and supports all students and their families in their spiritual journey. Spiritual formation is viewed from an educational and a personal perspective, taking seriously the questions and process of spiritual growth rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition.
In addition to providing for a vital Roman Catholic liturgical and sacramental life, the Office of Campus Ministry offers opportunities for spiritual retreats, prayer, worship, spiritual direction, and service. The Office of Campus Ministry also aids and assists organizations and classes in preparation for monthly liturgies throughout the school year, including Advent and Lenten penance services, Eucharistic Adoration on the first Friday of each month, Catholic Schools Week events, The Stations of the Cross, May Crowning, Baccalaureate Mass, and Commencement. This office also teaches students how to be lectors, altar servers, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, cantors, and gift bearers, and works closely with the Student Council in executing monthly service projects.
Additionally, this office cares for the school chapel and serves as a coordinator for worship services, ensuring that the chapel as a whole is kept secure and in good repair. This office works with priests and deacons to attend to the environment of worship, and assists in preparing for daily Mass and prayer services.
Most importantly, the Office of Campus Ministry promotes ethical values, educates on issues of social justice and peace, responds to the diverse pastoral needs of the campus community, and enriches each student’s confidence and knowledge in an atmosphere where Christ is our purpose, Christ is our focus, and Christ is our model.
Any student interested in Campus Ministry should contact Mr. Peter Capponi ‘04 at firstname.lastname@example.org