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Center for Campus Ministry

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 ministries 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.


View Mass, Confession and Adoration schedule.

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.

View the Campus Ministry Calendar.

The Center for Campus Ministry would love to talk to you about coming to the Mount. Email or call us at 301-447-5434.

Hours and Location

Mon.-Fri. 8:30-a.m.-5 p.m.
151 McGowan Student Center

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 Bible study

We are exploring a weekly opportunity for students of various Christian denominations to gather together to explore their Christian experience through Bible study on a weekly basis. If interested in joining this weekly Bible study, please email the Center for Campus Ministry and we will connect you with a Bible study leader!

RCIA- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Classes on Catholicism: participants who want to learn more about the Catholic Faith; have the opportunity to be received into full communion in the church.

For more information please email email Krysti Patient or call 301-447-5030.

Campus Ministry Seminarians

Seminarians are assigned to work with the Center for Campus Ministry as part of their formation to the priesthood. Current Campus Ministry Seminarians are Daniel Salazar and Matthew Follis.

Sports Chaplains

Seminarians appointed by the Seminary Rector who are assigned to sports teams to foster prayer and fellowship. Our current Head Sports Chaplain is Deacon Caleb Kruse.

Interested in learning more about connecting with our faith formation groups?

Email the Center

Spiritual Growth and Vocation


The Center for Campus Ministry offers at least one weekend retreat each semester 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 of these impactful retreats. Campus Ministry staff provide additional overnight retreats for student leadership mentoring.

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.

Men’s and Women’s Ministries

Men’s Challenge and Women’s Fellowship are two student groups that provide opportunities for students to grow alongside peers according to the unique God-given charisms of masculinity and femininity. These groups provide opportunities for fellowship, formation, and spiritual development in smaller faith communities.

Interested in learning more about opportunities for spiritual growth?

Email the Center

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.*

Music Ministry

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.

Greeters / Ushers

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


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

Altar Servers

Assist the celebrant at Masses.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

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


Prepare for the celebration of Mass and assist in the organization of the sacristies in the three chapels on campus.

Interested in learning how you can contribute to Chapel Mass services?

Email the Center

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.

Interested in learning more about our justice and human dignity groups?

Email the Center

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Share Your Prayer Intention With Us

Please send us your personal intentions to be included in the intentions for the daily Rosary.

Share your intention

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Mass Intentions

Having a Mass said for the needs of a special person, for a special request, or in thanksgiving has a long history in the Catholic Church. We are honored to pray with you for your intention. The Mass will be celebrated by our priests on the Mount's campus.

Submit a Mass Intention

Here for You

Krysti Patient

Krysti Patient

Director of Campus Ministry

Rev. Justin Gough

Rev. Justin Gough

University Chaplain

Millicent Griesemer

Millicent Griesemer

Campus Minister


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