Faith & Community

Cotter Schools Campus Ministry exists in support of the core values of our community: faith, achievement, character and community. Rooted in our Catholic tradition we embrace people of diverse faith perspectives and beliefs as we work to help all students grow in experience and understanding of faith, service and community.


At Cotter we strive to guide each student in not only academic growth, but also spiritual growth. To do this we have to take time with God. Retreats are a crucial part of this “God time.” Each grade devotes time for a retreat, with the intention of helping students uncover and deepen their relationship with God. Retreats are facilitated by Mrs. Corcoran - our Campus Minister, 12th grade students from "Skills for Christian Leadership" Religion class,  several faculty and staff and outside retreat teams such as the National Evangelization Team (NET).

7th - "Step Back and Focus on What Really Matters" - January 17

8th grade - "Identity: Are you who you are because you want to be or because others influence you?" - January 24

9th grade - "Freshman Fuel Up Camping Trip" - August 22 & 23

10th grade - "Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve" - TBD, Spring

11th grade - "Anchored in Hope" - November 6

12th grade - "Praying and Saying Our Goodbyes" - May 13


2018-2019 Liturgical Celebrations

All-School Masses - 8:45am- Gostomski Gymnasium - unless noted:
August 30 - Welcome Back Mass
October 4 - Homecoming Week Mass
November 1 - All Saints Day Mass
December 6 - Advent Reconciliation- 2:20pm - Chapel of the Angels/St. Cecilia Theatre
January 10 - Christmas Season Mass
February 1 - Catholic Schools Week Mass - Basilica of St. Stanislaus
March 6 - Ash Wednesday Mass
April 4 - Lenten Reconciliation - 2:20pm - Chapel of the Angels/St. Cecilia Theatre
May 2 - Easter Season Mass
May 24 - All-School Baccalaureate Mass - 9:00am

Friday Morning Masses - 8:00am- St. Joseph Chapel: 
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30
December 7, 14

May 1 - Senior DOW Baccalaureate Mass - 11:00am - Cathedral of the Sacred Heart


Parmies (Prayer Armies Knitting Group) - Tuesdays during both lunch times in 4th floor prayer room

SPA (Students Promoting Awareness) - Fridays during both lunch times in the 4th floor prayer room



Marisa Corcoran
Campus Minister

Phone: +1.507.453.5094