Lent 2018: Hope Will Rise

The Lenten season began with Ash Wednesday, on February 14. Chaminade College Preparatory hosted a prayer service at its Chatsworth campus, and a Mass at its West Hills campus

The theme for Lent this year is Hope Will Rise. As a community, Chaminade will focus on the graces God offers to us. This requires the habits of silence and reflection in order to discover the way in which we have accepted God working in us, loving us, and helping us see the beauty of our inner-self.  To celebrate hope during the Lenten season, the Office of Campus Ministry will provide prayerful events to help the Chaminade family experience God’s loving grace. A list of these activities is below.

Middle School Schedule of Lenten Activities

March 14 at 9:15 a.m.
Stations of the Cross
Fr. Allen DeLong Center

March 28 at 10:15 a.m.
Holy Thursday Paraliturgy
Fr. Allen DeLong Center

Date and Time TBD
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Location TBD


High School Schedule of Lenten Activities

March 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Blessed Chaminade Chapel

March 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Stations of the Cross
Uribe Sports Center

Date and Time TBD
Eucharistic Adoration
Blessed Chaminade Chapel

Date and Time TBD
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Blessed Chaminade Chapel

Catholic Schools Week Celebration Continues


The celebration of Catholic School Week continued today with the middle school’s National Junior Honor Society lunchtime bake sale in support of Together in Mission (of the Los Angeles Archdiocese). Together in Mission helps the poorest parishes and schools, and works to improve the lives of the poor in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

The SHINE team sponsored a faith-sharing session in the gym. Students read a reading from the bible and shared what their ideal super hero of service would represent.

On the West Hills campus, students played Hoop Heroes during lunch and participated in a comment contest on Instagram, sharing who their everyday super heroes are and why they are inspiring. You can follow Campus Ministry’s Instagram contest on @campusminccp.

Click here for a schedule of events on the Chatsworth campus.
Click here for a schedule of events on the West Hills campus.

Chaminade Kicks off Catholic Schools Week

Chaminade kicked off Marianist Heritage/Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 28, with a school-wide Family Mass and Dinner held on the West Hills campus. More than 300 guests gathered to celebrate the gift of a Catholic Marianist education and to give honor to Blessed William Joseph Chaminade and his charism to be formed by Mary for the mission of Christ. Catholic Schools Week is an annual national celebration of Catholic education in the United States. This year’s celebration began January 28 and continues through February 3.

Chaminade’s West Hills and Chatsworth campuses are celebrating Catholic Schools Week with lunchtime activities, themed dress days, faith rallies, appreciation luncheons, and the Blessed William Joseph Chaminade Award.

Click here for a schedule of events on the Chatsworth campus.
Click here for a schedule of events on the West Hills campus.


Chaminade Celebrates Founders Day

On Founders Day, Chaminade’s two campuses come together as one to celebrate Mass and remember Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, whose feast day is January 22. Also at this Mass, individuals who have made significant contributions to the school are honored. This year, Chaminade recognized four employees as Founders, Andrea Burman (English teacher), Janet Koller (vice president of finance and operations), June Martin (administrative assistant), and Fr. Ted Ley, S.M.’58 (chaplain).

This year’s principal celebrant was Fr. Martin Solma, who is serving his last year as provincial of the Marianist Province of the United States. He was joined by concelebrants Fr. Andrew Chung from St. Genevieve in Panorama City, Fr. John-Mario Garcia and Fr. Preston Passos from St. Mary Magdalene in Camarillo, Fr. Anthony Garcias from St. John Chrysostom in Inglewood, and Chaminade chaplains Fr. Ted Ley ’58 and Fr. Josephraj Rymond.

During Founders Day, Fr. Solma also led our Marianist community in a renewal of their vows, including Bro. David Betz, Bro. Jack Dempsey, Bro. Kumar Kambhampati, Fr. Ted Ley ’58, Bro. Tom Oles, and Fr. Josephraj Rymond.

After Mass, in recognition for being a model Marianist school, Fr. Solma presented President Robert S. Webb, on behalf of Chaminade, with an exceptional framed image of the shrine of Our Lady of the Pillar. Located in Zaragoza, Spain, this is where Blessed William Joseph Chaminade received his inspiration to start the Marianists. Prior to Founders Day, only the three Marianist universities – Chaminade University (Honolulu), St. Mary’s University (San Antonio), and the University of Dayton – had received such an honor.

It’s Time to Play Gift Card Bingo

Gift Card BingoGift Card Bingo is back at Chaminade’s middle school, and it’s spelled N-A-D-E! Bingo cards were distributed on January 10, and the game runs until Friday, January 19. All proceeds benefit Chaminade College Preparatory. Gift cards donated and cash contributions will be used to raise money for Chaminade Gala’s online and live auctions.

To play, middle school students should bring in gift cards valued at a minimum of $5 each, per NADE square. Cards will be collected at the Student Center during lunch on January 16-19 and X-Block on January 18; cards can be downloaded online.

There are three ways to play to win:

  1. PLAY: Complete a row, column or diagonal to spell N-A-D-E for Bingo
    WIN: A day of free dress on February 8 and one raffle ticket (for prizes*)
  2. PLAY: Donate $50 in the form of cash, check or gift card(s)
    WIN: One week free dress, February 5-9, and one raffle ticket (for prizes*)
  3. PLAY: Fill all spaces on a N-A-D-E (Bingo) card
    WIN: One week of free dress, February 5-9, and two raffle tickets (for prizes*)

Prizes include:

  • Front of the line lunch pass for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year
  • Principal for a Day
  • Tickets to Chaminade Laser Tag for you and a friend
  • Complimentary tickets to either the Father/Daughter Dance
    or Mother-Son Game Night
  • Camera, headphones, Razor and more

Earn House Participation Points:

  • Houses with a total of 25% participation receive 50 points
  • Houses with 50% participation receive 100 points
  • Houses with 75% participation receive 150 points
  • Houses with 100% participation will receive 200 points

The X-Block with the highest dollar amount collected will win an In-N-Out
Burger lunch on February 8, 2018.

*Grand prize winners will be announced at the middle school assembly on January 22.