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Campus Ministry Office

The Center for Campus Ministry provides the Mount community with opportunities to cultivate a mature spiritual life. Campus Ministry is one of the largest student life groups on campus with over 20 clubs and organizations and over 60 student leaders. Rooted in our Catholic identity and embracing students of all faiths and Christian denominations, Campus Ministry encourages the integration of faith, vocation and leadership in the lives of students.

 

Mon.-Fri. 8:30-a.m.-5 p.m.
151 McGowan Student Center
301-447-5223
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campus ministry staff and students

Campus Ministry staff are here to support students as they grow in their faith and navigate college life.

Clubs and Activities

You can get involved in any club that suits you we have groups of clubs that focus on: faith formation and evangelization, spiritual growth and vocation, liturgical ministries, justice and human dignity awareness, and fellowship.

Faith Formation and Evangelization

FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)

FOCUS, one of the fastest growing ministries on college campuses, specializes in leading small group Bible studies and peer to peer mentoring. You can grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, and respond to the call of the "New Evangelization."    

Interdenominational Ministry (IDM)

IDM brings students of various Christian denominations together for opportunities of faith, worship, and fellowship. This ministry leads Bible studies and provides opportunities for a weekly worship service.

RCIA- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

If you are interested in learning more about becoming Catholic or are seeking to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church this is the group for you. You are welcome to join us even if you have yet to receive your first Holy Communion or Confirmation.

Spiritual Growth and Vocation

Retreats

The Center for Campus Ministry offers ten annual overnight or weekend retreats you can participate in. Each retreat presents an opportunity to grow in your faith and relationship with the Lord. Our student leaders plan, coordinate and lead each one of these impactful retreats, which include pre-orientation Mountward Bound, fall and spring Men's and Women's Kairos Retreats, Switchback/Outdoor Retreat, Junior and Senior Retreat, Spring Service Retreat with OSJ and Leadership Retreat.

Marian Prayer Group: Militia Immaculata (MI)

Inspired by St. Maximilian Kolbe, MI students and seminarians grow in their knowledge and love of their faith through devotion to Mary. Join the group at a regular meeting for spiritual talks, formation and prayer.

Eucharistic Adoration

With Campus Ministry you'll also find weekly opportunities for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

Men’s and Women’s Discernment

Here you'll find opportunities to dine with priests and religious brothers and sisters, and find additional opportunities for regular prayer, spiritual direction and silent retreats.

Liturgical Ministries

Want an amazing opportunity to get closer to God and serve in His Church? Campus Ministry coordinates and prepares all Chapel Mass services with the help of student leaders like you. Here are some of the ways you may wish to contribute.*Please note that guidelines of the Catholic Church require that only practicing Catholics can serve as Lectors, Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers, and Sacristans.*

Chapel Choir

Join the student lead music during the Sunday and designated weekly night Masses. Both singers and instrumentalists (brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, keyboard and guitar) are welcome, with rehearsals are Wednesdays and Sundays in the IC Chapel.

Ushers

Greet worshipers as they enter the Chapel, distribute bulletins, receive the offertory collection and organize the offertory Presentation of the Gifts.

Lectors

Proclaim the Scripture readings and announce the General Intercessions (Petitions) at Mass.

Altar Servers

Assist the celebrant at Mass.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ.

Sacristans

Prepare the chapels before and after Mass.

Justice and Human Dignity Awareness

Mount Students for Life

Mount Students for Life sponsors spiritual and educational activities to promote respect for the gift of human life from conception to natural death. With this group you will have the chance to help organize the University’s participation in the annual March for Life in Washington, D. C., volunteer at pregnancy centers and sponsor educational opportunities to respect life at all stages.

Knights of Columbus

This Catholic men's organization focuses on serving God, the Catholic Church and nation.

Events and Activities

The social activities of Campus Ministry are intended to provide you with opportunities to help build community on campus. We offer a variety of activities that are open to all Mount students, including exciting day and overnight trips, social gatherings, retreats, conferences, prayer meetings, meditations and other spiritual growth opportunities.

You Lead the Way

Build your leadership abilities through careful event planning, presenting talks, running activities, and leading small groups during retreats. Our Christos Leadership team are involved in creating, developing and executing all kinds of events and activities for the student body.

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Here for You

Father Diego Ruiz, IVE

Father Diego Ruiz, IVE

Director of Campus Ministry and University Chaplain

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Anne Marie Hallinan

Anne Marie Hallinan

Assistant Director and Pastoral Associate

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Brendan Johnson

Brendan Johnson

Campus Ministry Associate

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Laura Hullett

Laura Hullett

Administrative Assistant

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