Campus Ministry

At St. Mary’s University, the integration of faith and reason invites and challenges all to become compassionate, thoughtful and resourceful members of society, impassioned for social justice and the common good. Mass, prayer services and other programs are available to nurture spirit and faith. They also provide social experiences for students to foster healthy relationships and to develop an expanded world view.

Campus Ministry reaches out beyond the campus boundaries into the wider city. Through various partnerships with nonprofit organizations, students experience the rich and rewarding work of seeking the common good for all citizens, which is a vital expression of our learning and growth in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The campus ministry team supports the President’s Volunteer events, as well as the student Social Justice Committee.

The many religious traditions represented at St. Mary’s University are welcomed and honoured. Campus prayer services reflect the Roman Catholic traditions of the University as well as the openness of St. Mary’s to ecumenical and interfaith worship. Campus Ministry offers students the opportunity to explore the spiritual dimension of life and supports the development of their relationship with God, self and others

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Eucharistic Celebration


Wednesdays at 11:30 am

Every Wednesday at 11:30 in McGivney Hall, students, staff, faculty and community members join together as people of God in praise and thanksgiving, listening to the scriptures, breaking the Eucharistic bread and opening ourselves more fully to God’s self-giving love. We welcome everyone who wishes to participate in the celebration.

A small Oratory is in the Classroom building, for individual prayer and meditation. The Oratory is dedicated as a space for students and staff to spend a few moments in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Anyone is welcome to spend a moment in the quiet space during the hours the Classroom Building is open.
Campus Ministry offers spiritual direction and spiritual counselling to assist students, faculty and staff in spiritual growth as well as personal and relational issues. Campus Ministry provides a safe, supportive and healing environment for all. Conversations can be on a drop-in basis or by appointment at the Campus Ministry Office M109.

Students can also contact Campus Ministry to arrange to talk to a priest and for the sacrament of reconciliation.

Social justice is a principle of the universal human community that guarantees equity and the human rights of every individual. It further emphasizes the responsibility of every person for the welfare of every other person and the planet. The tradition of Catholic social teaching calls for a commitment to social justice that stems from a network of principles including: the dignity of the human person, stewardship of creation, and protection and advocacy of human rights.

Each year, students, faculty and staff choose a theme for social justice initiatives on campus. Projects creating awareness and opportunities for involvement will be held during the year to support and promote the theme.

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StMU honoured to send delegation to upcoming papal visit

By |July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Campus Ministry, Community, Featured Articles, FNMI, News, News and Events, StMU Stories|Comments Off on StMU honoured to send delegation to upcoming papal visit

St. Mary’s University is honoured to be sending a delegation of local Indigenous Elders and StMU staff, alumni, and students to meet with Pope Francis during his pastoral visit to Edmonton later this month. This [...]

903, 2022
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Lenten Reflection: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

By |March 9th, 2022|Categories: Campus Ministry, Community, News, News and Events|Comments Off on Lenten Reflection: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

What does it mean to pray, fast and give alms? Each year, I give myself time to reflect on these three aspects of Lent. Lent is a time of reflection, sacrifice, deeper prayer and giving [...]

1802, 2022
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Reflecting God’s Love

By |February 18th, 2022|Categories: Campus Ministry, Community|Comments Off on Reflecting God’s Love

In the month of February, we often think about love.  We just passed Valentine’s Day on February 14, named after Saint Valentine of Rome, who was a third-century Roman saint commonly associated with "courtly love." [...]

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