In early August, six juniors traveled to Indiana to participate in the first Marist Youth Leadership Camp with Campus Minister Mrs. Earline Tweedie and students, faculty, and staff from the 10 Marist schools across the US.
Above photo, left to right: Finnegan Kenny '23, Franklin Trinidad '23, Jason Belkus '23, Divine Martinez '23, Kiana Severino '23, Erin Torrisi '23, and Mrs. Earline Tweedie, Director of Campus Ministry.
Participants developed their practical skills, including leading prayer services, facilitating small group discussions, coordinating activities, and giving witness.
Students are returning to their schools with an increased capacity for leadership that will empower them to run freshman retreats and help build a Marist community and a better understanding of what it means to be Marist.
The Marist Brothers of the Schools is a Roman Catholic congregation of vowed teaching brothers founded by Saint Marcellin Champagnat in France in 1817.
Central Catholic was founded in 1935 by Brother Florentius and the Marist Brothers.
Our identity as Marists and as Catholics informs every aspect of school life.
Guided by the vision of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, we are dedicated to the education and spiritual development of the young. We are called to prepare young minds and hearts to succeed and make a difference in the world.
As Marists, we believe strongly in the importance and power of family; it’s at the very heart of the Central Catholic experience.
So much of what our alumni remember most—the abiding respect for everyone in our community, our commitment to the least favored, the dedication of our faculty, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship, can be traced directly back to the Marist tradition of family spirit.
Marks of the Marist Student
- Faith-filled Disciples: Marist students come to possess a strong sense of God and a personal relationship with Jesus, Mary and Saint Marcellin fostered through religious formation, a sacramental life, and prayer.
- Empowered Witnesses: Marist students, recognizing Mary as their model and companion, become joyful witnesses to God’s love in their lives, enabling them to see Christ in others, to live simply, morally and with integrity, respecting all of life and creation.
- Agents of Justice and Service: Marist students grow in their understanding of Catholic social teaching and stand in compassionate solidarity with the least favored.
- Leaders: Marist students recognize that they are lovingly created by God with unique gifts and talents which, through their Baptism, they are called to develop and share with the Church and the wider community.
- Spirit-filled members of Family & Community: Marist students embody a spirit which celebrates and welcomes all.