Campus Ministry

The mission of the Campus Ministry and the Catholic Student Association is to uphold the values of the USCCB’s pastoral letter Empowered By the Spirit within the Columbia collegiate community by providing programming that promotes growth in the spiritual, emotional and academic lives of students through an intentional Catholic faith community that is rooted in the love of God and neighbor.

Upcoming Events

Give 6 Hours to God this Lent

Campus Ministry and the Peer Ministers are challenging all college students this Lent to spend six hours preparing for the Easter season. While it is customary to “give up” something as a spiritual practice, this year, consider “picking up” a spiritual practice as an opportunity to deepen your relationship with God.  Peer Ministers will be hosting special six-week small group bible studies focused on Lent and preparing for the Easter season.  Starting this week, four groups are available for students.  Groups will meet at Newman and last no longer than an hour.  That’s only six hours over the next six weeks!  Available groups:

Mondays at 6pm, contact: Laura ([email protected])
Tuesdays at 6pm, contact: Taylor ([email protected])
Wednesdays at 8pm, contact: Jessica ([email protected])
Thursdays at 6pm (women’s group), contact: Darby ([email protected])

For students wishing to read the Lenten book, “Seek the Face of God,” Br. Samuel will host a student book discussion at 8:30pm on Tuesdays.  Though it will be helpful for you to read before you attend, it won’t be necessary for you to participate in the discussion.

Burst Forth:  Spring Retreat 2014

Do you want to get away from your busy semester life for a weekend?  Are you up for having fun with other students your age all while growing in faith?  This year’s spring retreat might just be the thing you are looking for!  The spring retreat will be held April 11-13 at Camp Trinity near New Haven, MO. Come enjoy a relaxed atmosphere as you grow in relationship with God and the Newman community.  There will be talks, quiet reflection time, and time to enjoy the lake, walking trails, and view from the bluffs!   The cost is $45 which covers all meals, transportation, and lodging (financial assistance is available, if needed).  We will meet at Newman at 4:30 on Friday and return Sunday afternoon by 3pm.  Register by clicking here.

Ephesians 3 Weekly Fellowship

Wednesdays, 9pm, multipurpose room at Newman (second floor) – Come for music, prayer, a talk, small groups, and fellowship!  For more information, contact Emily at [email protected].

(see the parish bulletin for more information)