What is Campus Ministry?

In each place, at all times and in every action … consider God as present within you.”
—Cornelia Connelly


ampus ministry is integral to Oak Knoll life. It is the experiential aspect of the religion/theology program — practicing Catholicism in light of Holy Child traditions in the areas of liturgy, prayer experiences, retreat/reflection days, community service, and outreach.

As a Holy Child school, Oak Knoll Campus Ministry strives to embody the spirit of Cornelia Connelly and mission of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, which is “to help others to believe that God lives and acts in them and in our world and to rejoice in God’s presence.”

The campus ministry program is coordinated by the members of the campus ministry team in the Upper School and the religion coordinator in the Lower School. All members of the school community participate in the faith experiences planned by this team, and many students have the opportunity to become faith leaders of these events throughout the year.

Our Campus Ministry Team

Stephanie Almozara

Upper School Theology Department Chair and Director of Campus Ministry

Coleen Bradley

Upper School Theology Teacher and Campus Ministry Team

Michele Dahl

Lower School Religion Coordinator

Stacy Nolan

Upper School Theology Teacher and Campus Ministry Team

Sarah Sicari

Upper School Theology Teacher and Campus Ministry Team

Brian Topping

Upper School Theology Teacher and Campus Ministry Team


Oak Knoll has two chapels on campus, Bonaventura Chapel and Grace Hall Chapel. The liturgical Eucharist is reserved in both chapels, which sets them apart as sacred spaces for both private devotion and communal liturgical celebrations.

Catholic Mass is celebrated every week in Grace Hall Chapel for all community members. Other Masses, including those on holy days of obligation, and prayer services take place in both chapels throughout the year.

Bonaventure Chapel
Bonaventure Chapel

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a Catholic independent school coeducational from pre-K to grade 6 and all girls in grades 7 to 12. Oak Knoll was founded in 1924 and is one of 10 schools in the Holy Child Network of Schools that provides independent Catholic education across the United States.