As a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition, Cristo Rey's faith formation is an essential component of our mission. Our school strives to celebrate and nurture the cultural heritage and faith of our families.
As the only Catholic high school in Chicago serving exclusively Spanish speaking families, Cristo Rey is proud to serve as a bridge to faith for our students and their parents. Campus Ministry provides Cristo Rey students numerous opportunities to deepen their relationship with God in the context of a Christian community.
In addition to learning about faith in religion class, students participate in retreats, liturgies, and other programs. At Cristo Rey, students are invited to pray, reflect, serve, discuss, and play - all for the greater glory of God. Students take on many leadership roles as ministers to one another as retreat leaders, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and prayer leaders.
All-school liturgies are celebrated once per month, and each grade level has a class Mass once per quarter. Additionally, Mass is celebrated several times a week before school. All families, alumni, and friends of Cristo Rey are invited to attend.
Students Travel to Washington DC for Ignation Family Teach-In for Justice Conference
During the weekend of November 3-5, a group of 12 students (Kevin Garcia (12), Gabriela Gomez Samano (12), Evelin Acuna Perez (12), Zaray Reyes (12), Daisy Villafuerte (12), Javier Castillo (11), Jose Reynoso (11), Emmanuel Rosales (11), Stacey Delgado (10), Emelece Hernandez (10), Daisy Puntos (10), and Monzerrath Segura (10)) traveled to Washington D.C. with Ms. Rocio Juarez and Ms. Ana Garcia to attend the Ignation Family Teach –In for Justice Conference. At the conference, the students were able to listen and have conversations with students that came from Jesuit high schools, colleges, and other institutions from North America. The main topics that were covered were Mass Incarceration and Immigration. Daisy Villafuerte said that her experience, “taught me that there are injustices in my neighborhood and that I am able to make a change.”