“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society.”– SAINT JOHN PAUL II
The goal of JPII Campus Ministry and Catholic Identity is to cultivate, inspire, and equip the students to live their call to holiness and lifelong missionary discipleship in today’s world. Our vibrant culture of service is demonstrated through our participation in the social mission of the Church and our emergence as a leader in Catholic youth ministry in the greater Collin County area.
As a school grounded in the Catholic tradition, we strive to support the spiritual formation of all members of the JPII community in a manner that is both inviting and respectful of each person’s faith tradition and personal experience. As such, Campus Ministry programs are open to persons of all faiths and denominations.
The Office of Campus Ministry and Catholic Identity oversees:
Why do we serve? Living out our motto, “Seek to Serve”, students witness our Catholic faith by serving the last, the lost, and the least among us. Inspired by the Holy Spirit and guided by Catholic Social Teaching, they engage with those in need in our community, becoming Christ for others. Along the way, students discover their talents and gifts and how they can use them to build up the body of Christ for the greater glory of God.
Freshman are required to complete 2 hours of service per quarter, equalling 8 hours for the year
All hours are logged through our service database, Mobileserve.
Service Honor Cord
The Service Honor Cord is awarded upon graduation to students who have demonstrated their passion for service by going above and beyond in the community.
Qualifications for the award are as follows:
Freshman: 200 hours by Senior year.
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: 120 hours by Senior year (due to COVID-19 Pandemic)
This must be conducted in person at JPIIHS after above steps have been completed. An appointment can be scheduled by contacting Bill Symon. The following are the policies for which acknowledgement is required: