Campus Ministry

The Roman Catholic Tradition

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  • Mission & Ministry

    Animated by a deep longing to know, love and serve God, Bishop Noll Institute seeks to form students’ character and faith in the Roman Catholic tradition.
As a key component of this overall program,Campus Ministry is a vital expression of our school’s Catholic mission. Bishop Noll Institute challenges students to transcend academic excellence to become young men and women for others, having not just sharp minds but also compassionate hearts. Campus Ministry invites students to actively explore their beliefs and doubts so that they can better understand and know the God who loves them and build a strong foundation of faith. In this way, our students grow in faith and ideally dedicate themselves to active participation in both their religious and civic communities through service to others.

Campus Ministry supports the spiritual formation of all members of the Bishop Noll community in a manner that is both inviting and respectful of each person’s faith tradition and personal experience. Members of all denominations and faiths are welcome in all that we do as a community, as we encourage a spirit of understanding and dialogue in our journey to find God.


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  • Meet Our Campus Ministry Team

Father Jeff Burton

Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Gary in 2018, Father Jeff joined Bishop Noll as its school chaplain in 2021. 

A Valparaiso University grad with majors in New Media-Journalism and Political Science-Public Administration, Father Jeff first headed into the workforce as a news reporter. Simultaneously, he served in his home parish, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in New Chicago, in a variety of ministries and leadership roles.

“It was in my tiny Polish home parish where I received the encouragement I needed to follow my heart and enter the seminary. After receiving a graduate degree from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, I earned a Master of Divinity degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake - Mundelein Seminary.

Students see Father Jeff in the BNI halls weekly and at monthly all-school Masses, as well as a before-school Mass each week for students, faculty and staff. He also visits the BNI chapel for students seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation or just wanting to talk.

In addition to his role at BNI, Father Jeff serves as parish administrator at St. John Bosco in South Hammond and at St. Joseph parish in Hammond.

Father Jeff Burton

I love helping our students grow in their faith and be the active disciples I know God desires them to be.

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  • Our Program

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  • Liturgy and Sacraments

    Students participate in one all-school Mass every month, celebrated on a Church feast or within a particular Church season. Additionally, each class has a “Class Mass” once each year.
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  • Retreats: We must retreat to move forward.

    Retreats offer us the time, space, and context to reflect on our lives and grow as children of God. The busy pace of our lives and schedules often leave little to no time for prayer or self-reflection, so we take a few days to step away from the routine and examine it all.
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  • Student Spirituality

    The primary ministry of students comes through Student Ministry Team (SMT). The team meets as a group to tend to several outreaches in our community.
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  • Serve Others

    All Bishop Noll students are required to complete community service.

Resources & Links

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Bishop Noll Institute, a diverse, Catholic college preparatory school, partners with local faith communities to empower young adults to live their faith in Christ through ministry, scholarship, and leadership.