CAMPUS MINISTRY

Rev. Mark R. Searles
Chaplain & Director
of Campus Ministry
msearles@acchs.info
610-437-4601, ext. 199


Sr. Sophia Marie
Peralta S.C.C.

Assistant Director
of Campus Ministry

Sr.SophiaMarie@acchs.info
610-437-4601, ext. 115

Mr. Patrick Markham
Coordinator of Service and 
The Central City Project

pmarkham@acchs.info
610-437-4601, ext. 115

                         WELCOME TO CAMPUS MINISTRY 
                         AND THE OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

 

                                          Campus Ministry provides spiritual and service opportunities that enable

                                          students to deepen their relationship with Christ and each other. As a Catholic

                                          high school, Campus Ministry plays an important and unique role in fulfilling the

                                          school's mission to form each student academically, emotionally, physically and

                                          spiritually. Campus Ministry and the Office of the Chaplain is a welcoming

                                          environment that respects where students are on their journey with God while

                                          proposing the joy and peace found in a life in Jesus Christ and His Church. 

 

WE BELIEVE...

That the Catholic school is the best means available to parents and to the Church for the education of children and young people, because only in a Catholic school can Jesus Christ be taught daily in every subject and activity, experienced daily in prayer, celebrated daily in worship, witnessed daily by Catholic, Christian, and faith-filled adults, and lived out daily in service.

 

That the Catholic School must integrate faith into the entire life of the student as part of a lifelong process of conversion and maturity. Teachers must be committed to developing student potential holistically: intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. In addition Administrators must provide opportunities for growth and development to ensure a strong faculty.

 

That the purpose of education is to help the student respond to God’s unique plan for them so that they can live their vocation for the glory of God in service to all humanity.

 

That education must teach youth about right and wrong, a better and worse way to live, by infusing moral norms into daily living. Before we make children smarter, we must first help them to be the best version of themselves.

 

That parents are the first and best educators of their children. Parents view the enhanced values of Catholic education as a privilege worthy of sacrifice. A Catholic school is a learning community comprised of active involvement and shared responsibility among students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members.

 

That it is our teachers who determine by their witness and teachings whether or not Catholic Schools accomplish their mission.

 

That curriculum and instruction is the vehicle by which teachers craft a culture that forms the whole human person instead of merely transmitting academic content.

 

That students have tangible goals for academic success in a college preparatory high school. The college-prep goal motivates healthy academic competition that encourages student achievement. Furthermore, active participation in extra-curricular activities helps to foster spiritual, intellectual, and social responsibility.

 

This is what we believe; this is Allentown Central Catholic High School.

Rev. Mark R. Searles
Chaplain & Director of Campus Ministry 

ALLENTOWN CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN THE HEART OF ALLENTOWN SINCE 1926