The Spirit of Giving Continues
One of the most storied STA traditions during the holiday season, is the collection and delivery of Thanksgiving Baskets.
Catholic identity thrives throughout the STA campus and in the hearts of students, faculty, and staff. Serving those who appear “the least” in the community remains the focus of our efforts in and out of the classroom. We encourage STA students to witness to the call of Jesus in service and faith.
“Where does Jesus send us? There are no borders, no limits: He sends us to everyone.”
- Pope Francis
Campus Ministry awakens students and faculty to the reality of Jesus present in our lives. In various ways, faith formation remains our focus as we encourage students to engage and explore the Theology curriculum, retreats, religious events, and opportunities for individual involvement. Students serve as Eucharistic ministers, lectors, altar servers, singers, and musicians. STA students share their Catholic Identity through middle school and Confirmation retreat programs at our local parishes. Monthly Nights of Fellowship combine faith, friendship, and fun as the STA community celebrates our Catholic Identity and spiritual camaraderie.
Congratulations Confirmandi !
May 17, 2017 Monsignor Kelly initiated seven students into the Catholic community as they received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Alejandro Perez-Mendez, Sean Reid, Alyssa Jamison, Patrick Villedrouin, Sebastian Camacho, Ivan Ochoa, and Victoria Lliteras completed courses and seminars offered at STA this spring in order to receive Confirmation.
- CrossRoads (Music Ministry)
- Liturgical Art and Environment
- Raiders for Life
- Witnesses for Christ (Liturgical Ministry)
Vocalists, musicians/instrumentalists, and composers call others to witness Christ through their humble performances at various liturgies and community events throughout the year.
Mr. Michael MCCormack
Students create original works of art for liturgies, retreats, and events throughout the year. These masterpieces become the artistic component of our Catholic Identity and add to the prayerful transformation of the worship space for all school events.
MR. MICHAEL MCCORMACK
Promoting the value of life from womb to the tomb lies at the heart of our Catholic Identity focus. Raiders for Life partners with the ADOM Respect Life Office to sponsor diaper and clothing drives and participate in the Life Chain, March for Life, and 40 Days for Life.
Ms. Michaela Ecker
Mrs. Maria Jose Mitsoulis
Witnesses for Christ, a liturgical ministry, allows students to profess their faith publicly by responding to Jesus’ call to serve in ministry to the spiritual and sacramental needs of the STA family.
Students learn the processes of the Catholic mass and are trained in various lay positions. Students participate in masses as lectors, altar servers, and eucharistic ministers.