Campus Ministry


A letter from Fr. Anthony Coci


Fr. Anthony CociPlease allow me a moment to introduce myself via this letter before I meet you in person.  I am a native of Toledo.  My home parish growing up was Christ the King and I attended Toledo Central Catholic High School.  I did my undergraduate work at Loyola University Chicago and my graduate studies at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Cincinnati.  Interestingly enough, in-between my undergraduate and graduate work I was a substitute teacher at Cardinal Stritch! I enjoyed it then and I look forward to enjoying it again. 

My past ministries include work at Defiance Saint Mary's Church, migrant farm work at Fremont Saint Joseph, hospital chaplaincy at Good Samaritan Cincinnati, and part-time teaching at Archbishop McNicholas Cincinnati and Delphos Saint John High School.  My last assignment was as Parochial Vicar of both Saint Mary's Church in Tiffin and Saint Pius X in Sycamore and the Priest Leader of Calvert High School and Junior High School, along with Calvert Elementary in Tiffin. 

My passion is in teaching and youth ministry, and I am honored that Bishop Thomas has allowed me to continue my priestly ministry in these two areas in a special way at Cardinal Stritch High School and Academy.  I enjoy sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.  If you see me at school, Saint Jerome Church, or simply out and about please say hello.  My door is always open and I look forward to meeting you!  

In the words of Saint Paul to the Corinthians, who did not fully understand the gift (i.e. the Gospel of Jesus Christ) that Paul wanted to give them, he said, "Not that we are masters of your faith, but we are working with you for your joy," (2 Cor. 1:24).  Please know that I too am here for you.  

May we walk together and help each other along our Christian journey of life. 

In Christ, 

Fr. Anthony Coci 

Stewards of Stritch (S.O.S.) Hours
To emphasize the importance of becoming life-long stewards, students are required to complete service hours every year. A Stewards of Stritch (S.O.S.) hour is work done for the school, a community organization, and/or a church. Hours may also be obtained by doing work that is approved by the student’s Theology teacher. This work is done without pay and under supervision. Students may find service opportunities on their own, or opportunities will be posted or announced at school. Students may count their hours in the parishes as either S.O.S. Hours or Kateri Hours, but not both. To build a deepening commitment to service, the minimum number of hours increases every year:
  • Freshmen – a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of service.
  • Sophomores – a minimum of twenty (20) hours of service.
  • Juniors – a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of service.
  • Seniors – a minimum of thirty (30) hours of service.
Service hours completed during the summer are applied to the following school year. S.O.S. hours forms are available on the website, in the school office, or Theology classes. On this form, students record the number of hours and the agency where the work was done, obtain a supervisor’s signature, and write a brief reflection about the work that was done. This form is turned in to the student’s Theology teacher to be logged. Students can check their progress with the Campus Minister.
All S.O.S Hours are due by April 30.