Cardinal Life

Campus Ministry

Pope St. John Paul II

It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society.
The goal of JPII Campus Ministry and Catholic Identity is to cultivate, inspire, and equip the students to live their call to holiness and lifelong missionary discipleship in today’s world. Our vibrant culture of service is demonstrated through our participation in the social mission of the Church and our emergence as a leader in Catholic youth ministry in the greater Collin County area.
A school grounded in the Catholic tradition, we strive to support the spiritual formation of all members of the JPII community in a manner that is both inviting and respectful of each person’s faith tradition and personal experience. As such, Campus Ministry programs are open to persons of all faiths and denominations. The Office of Campus Ministry and Catholic Identity oversees or is responsible for the Community Service Program, Retreats, school-wide prayer, major events celebrating the schools Catholic Identity, and the coordination of sacramental and liturgical celebrations on campus, including daily mass, all school mass, penance services, and eucharistic adoration.
Chaplain Father Stephen Ingram

We are pleased and grateful that Father Stephen Ingram, Parochial Vicar of Prince of Peace Catholic Community serves as our school Chaplain.

Father Stephen grew up in Austin in a small Catholic parish that was founded the year he was born. He attended Catholic schools in Austin from 1st grade through high school. In his parish and school, he sang in the choir and served as an altar server and sacristan.

In 2005, he moved to Richardson to attend the University of Texas at Dallas, where he earned an engineering degree. During his college years, he served at All Saints in youth ministry, where he grew closer to Christ through prayer and service. In Eucharistic adoration one evening, the Spirit of God called him into the seminary, where he discovered his vocation to the priesthood and a zeal for teaching the Word of God and the richness of our Christian faith.

Father Stephen was ordained in Dallas by Bishop Burns in May 2018. Prince of Peace community is his first parish as a priest. In his time serving this community, he has seen the amazing ways in which God is active in our parish, transforming hearts and minds through the presence of the Holy Spirit.

I pray that we may all be instruments of God's loving Providence, sharing his blessings with the world." - Father Stephen
    • Father Stephen Ingram

John Paul II High School