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Campus ministry gathers Catholics on public and private campuses for prayer, worship, and learning to bring the light of the Gospel to the concerns and hopes of the academic community. Campus ministers are a public presence and serve students, faculty, and staff as a sign and instrument of the Kingdom in the academic world.
To contact a campus minister at a high school or college click on the links below.
What happens in campus ministry?
Let's take a look.
As students prepare to head off to colleges and universities this fall, many for the first time, there is bound to be a mixture of excitement, anxiety, and anticipation. The transition from home to school is often one of the most challenging times in a young person’s life. Being able to make new friendships and connect with other like-minded people who share a Catholic faith, is a huge step toward easing into collegiate life. Participation in campus ministry provides a perfect opportunity to do just that.
In our three-part series, we traveled to three of New Hampshire’s state schools to meet with the campus ministers and some of the college students who participate in campus ministry. We discovered that students who participated in campus ministry:
Made close and meaningful friendships
Learned more about their faith
Gained confidence about being Catholic
Enjoyed fun activities
We invite you, and the students in your life, to see what campus ministry has to offer.
Let's visit a few schools together:
Plymouth State University Catholic Campus Ministry
Catholic Student Organization at the Univeristy of New Hampshire
Donate to Campus Ministry
It is the mission of campus ministry at Keene State College, Plymouth State University, Southern New Hampshire University, University of New Hampshire, and Dartmouth College, to minister to the young adults in their communities. Programs include community-building activities, retreats, outreach and service, and prayer experiences. Students also participate in the liturgical life of area parishes and on-campus chapels.
Fundraising is always a challenge for the student groups, so if you would like to contribute to their efforts, choose a particular institution and donate today.
Keene State College
Plymouth State University
Southern New Hampshire University
University of New Hampshire
Catholic Relief Services has a website geared specifically to the college campus community: university.crs.org. On this website, student leaders, campus ministers, as well as university faculty and staff, will have access to practical resources and adaptable programs dealing with current global issues.
Please encourage your university contacts to utilize this great new resource. For more information, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Catholic Faith in Action
The “Our Catholic Faith in Action” Campus Website for campus ministers and students features Catholic social teaching, prayer resources, activities, videos, podcasts, an Idea of the Week, and more! Visitors can also submit their own ideas.