Campus Ministry has a five-fold charge at Stonehill: the ministry of Word and sacrament, pastoral care, service beyond the campus, religious formation, and evangelization.
Common to these diverse expressions of the faith is Campus Ministry's effort to uphold everywhere the value of community and to encourage a lived reflection on the importance of the common good on campus, in the neighboring community, in the family, and in the Church.
Consistent with this effort, Campus Ministry is committed to helping students of various faith traditions to find opportunities for affirming and strengthening their own faith and value system.
The Ministry of Word and Sacrament
From every quarter, Campus Ministry summons the College community for the worship and praise of God, especially for celebration of the Sunday Eucharist. In the Chapel of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Word of God is heard anew, prayers are offered for the needs of all, and the assembly is nourished at the Lord's Table.
In times of sickness, bereavement, or crisis, Campus Ministry is present to recall God's gracious promises of redemption from every loss, and to extend the support of the community. Campus Ministry challenges students to discern the face of God in the suffering and the oppressed.
Service Beyond Campus
Diverse programs, such as HOPE, our alternative spring break program (with both domestic and international sites), and Into the Streets, our community service program, provide students with the opportunity to act on behalf of others through works of solidarity and justice with those who are young, elderly, physically challenged, and poor and/or homeless.
Through retreats, the Christian Initiation program, and spiritual direction, Campus Ministry offers students and other Stonehill community members the opportunity to deepen their faith and to be more active members of their local Christian communities.
Finally, in its call to evangelize, Campus Ministry extends an invitation to the entire College community to hear again - or for the first time - the message of the Catholic tradition and its relevance for our times. In this period of crisis in culture, Campus Ministry works collaboratively with various departments as it seeks to revitalize the Church and form future leaders.