Faith & Service

De Smet Jesuit students mature spiritually, develop in their relationship with Jesus Christ, and experience God’s love in everyday life.

Every person’s journey of faith is unique. At De Smet Jesuit we offer instruction and guidance rooted in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition and provide opportunities for young men to explore their faith in ways that are personally impactful.

St. Ignatius of Loyola tells us, "Love is shown more in deeds than in words." Our service program is a critical component of our students' formation as faith-filled servant leaders. They complete projects with their entire class and also experience the joy of giving back through our signature year-long junior service project program. 


Priests blessing the crowd of students during Mass.
Student giving communion to another student.
Full shot of students at mass in the gym.
Student carrying lumber at a construction site.
Two boys scraping drywall at a house construction site.
"Today our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others; men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ—for the God-man who lived and died for all the world; men and women who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men and women completely convinced that the love of God which does not issue in justice for men and women is a farce."
Fr. pedro arrupe, s.J.