Mission of the Department of Campus Ministry:
The University of Saint Mary Campus Ministry cultivates passionate, faith filled student leadership by providing hospitality, fostering spiritual growth, and promoting service opportunities.
“Campus Ministry is an expression of the Church’s special desire to be present to all who are involved in higher education”, (Empowered by the Spirit: A Pastoral Letter on Campus Ministry, Nov. 15, 1985). At the University of Saint Mary, this presence is expressed in a variety of ways and by many different people. Campus Ministry serves the Saint Mary community by providing opportunities for prayer, spiritual growth, development of religious and moral understanding, and participation in the sacraments. Other opportunities for spiritual growth include Scripture sharing, ecumenical prayer services, retreats, communal penance services, and sacramental preparation. Individuals seeking spiritual guidance are encouraged to contact the campus minister or Chaplain. The Eucharist is celebrated on Sunday evenings and other times as posted.
Campus Ministry also offers opportunities for the Saint Mary community to serve others through a variety of volunteer activities. These opportunities include serving at a local food kitchen, prison ministry, on-campus projects, work with the United Way, Alliance Against Family Violence, the City of Leavenworth, and other non-profit organizations. Campus Ministry participates in service trips during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Breaks.