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Campus Ministry

Bishop Schlert and Father Ezaki concelebrate Mass to open Catholic Schools Week 2024

The Campus Ministry of Bethlehem Catholic High School seeks to offer experiences and opportunities that foster growth towards enabling students to live their faith, serve with compassion and be life-long disciples through retreats, service formation, liturgical celebrations, ministries and activities.

With the dedicated witness of the faculty, staff, and administration, students are challenged and mentored to deepen their relationship with our Lord as well as each other.

Through Him, with Him, and in Him, we live and we serve.


Father Bernard Ezaki
President of Catholic Mission and Identity
610-866-0791, ext. 332 |
Office: Room 230 (Senior Hall)

Ms. Debra Ann DeSanto
Campus Minister
(610) 866-0791, ext. 5112 |
Room:  112


A youth retreat is a time when young people withdraw from their normal activities. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, this time apart provides youth with an opportunity to encounter Jesus, reflect upon the movement of God in their lives, and formulate their personal response to the call of discipleship received in baptism.

At Bethlehem Catholic High School we have a strong tradition of retreats. We offer the following retreats:

Encounter Retreats

The Encounter weekend retreats, held from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, are open to all juniors and seniors at Bethlehem Catholic. These retreats provide students with the opportunity to get to know Jesus in a more personal way. Through talks, activities and quiet time, the Encounter retreat helps the students to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Students who attend the Encounter retreat their Junior year are welcome to apply to be on the service team, a group of students who serve on the Encounter retreat.

Twilight Service Retreat

The Twilight service retreat is a wonderful night of celebrating Christmas.  The service retreat, open to any student at Bethlehem Catholic, may be used as service hours; it may not be used towards the retreat requirement.  The evening includes activities, dinner and discussion about serving others at Christmas time.  The highlight of the evening is our singing of Christmas carols for our neighbors, the residents at Kirkland Village. 

In School Retreats

March for Life

Students are provided the opportunity to attend the State March for Life which is held in September at the state capital in Harrisburg. 

Speakers on Life Topics

Community Service Hour Program

Service Hour Information

At Bethlehem Catholic High School we recognize and take seriously the call to serve in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We seek to encourage opportunities for our students to go beyond the classroom and take what they learn into the community. Through the sharing of their time and talent, students will work in the name of the Lord to bring hope and healing to those in need. It is our hope they will see that service is not something you do; it’s something you live.

Community Service Hour Handbook

The Community Service Handbook should answer most, if not all, of your questions regarding the Community Service Program at Becahi. Please click on the link below to print or save a copy for future reference.

Bethlehem Catholic Service Handbook 2023-2024