Develop spiritually with USM campus ministry
“Through service, our hope is that Saint Mary students are led to the unselfish lives that make a difference in our global society. We believe instilling a commitment to service will result in our graduates leading much more fulfilled lives.”
— Sister Diane Steele, University President, Saint Mary Graduate
Saint Mary is rooted in the Catholic tradition, and at the same time is welcoming to people of all faiths.
USM's campus ministry provides many spiritual opportunities: daily mass, Bible discussion, ecumenical prayer, and reflection on justice and moral issues. Students find the beautiful campus and the chapels places of quiet and peace in the midst of life’s pace.
Service opportunities are integrated into many classes to enhance learning. Other service experiences are available over school breaks, such as trips to New Orleans, Appalachia, Denver, and more.
Spirituality is part of daily life at USM. Though not formally realized, spiritual moments happen when talking with friends about the great questions of life – in the dorm late at night, on the bus to a basketball game, in the cafeteria, or just hanging around campus ministry between classes.
The opportunities for building leadership skills are endless, and retreat experiences are provided both on and off the USM campus.
“I have an office on campus and am easily available if students would like to talk.”
—Sr. Julie Marsh, director of USM's Campus Ministry
Campus ministry also provides service scholarships for incoming students. Contact Sr. Julie Marsh for more information, or visit USM's scholarships page.
The Mother Mary Ancilla Award is given to a USM senior who has devoted their time to the service of others both at Saint Mary and the local community.
All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate a senior who best exemplifies that commitment to service.
Fill out a nomination form and return it to campus ministry, either in person at the Saint Mary Hall ministry office or to firstname.lastname@example.org.