What do peer ministers do?
A large part of what a peer does is simply listening. Peers are there for any student who needs someone to talk or walk with them on their journey. In terms of programs, peer ministers have a large role in CHC’s junior retreat program. Every peer writes and presents a “witness talk” on retreat, sharing his experiences and his faith journey. Peers also facilitate small group discussions and lead prayer. Peers also lead prayer experiences on our Freshman and Sophomore retreats as well. Peers provide examples and role models to younger students in their capacity as retreat leaders.
Why is Peer Ministry a great program?
Peer Ministry brings together a large and diverse group of guys who might otherwise never talk or deal with each other, given that they might not interact with other sports or extra-curricular groups than the ones they participate. Not only do peers talk and guide other students, but they share faith together. Peer Ministers are selected across the board in terms of extra curriculars—there is a peer from almost every social facet of CHC. Peer Ministry makes faith cool and stresses our distinct Lasallian charism throughout the student body. The goal of the program is to get students involved in, and thinking more about, their own faith. The peers are a voice for the Campus Ministry Office and recruit other students for service opportunities, liturgical ministries, and prayer experiences throughout the year.