CAMPUS MINISTRY COMMUNITY MEETINGS
With over 1300 student members, Campus Ministry is the largest student group at Marist. Each month year level community meetings are held, which include presentations, announcements and fellowship.
Evangelical Christian students meet weekly for praise, Bible Study and fellowship. Wednesday evenings.
Students seeking to increase their spiritual, intellectual, and social lives meet twice a month.
Jewish students meet weekly to plan activities and build community.
Orthodox Christian Group
Students from the various Orthodox traditions meet for shared study and fellowship.
Protestant students from the mainline traditions gather each week for Bible study.
PRAYER AND WORSHIP
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel is open daily for quiet prayer from 7:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M.
The Inter-Faith Prayer Room
Located in the Chapel, is open for quiet prayer from 7:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M.
Sunday at 12 noon and 7:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday at 12:05 P.M.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Celebrated regularly throughout the year.
Sacramental Preparation (R.C.I.A.):
This program is for any student interested in investigating the way of life, beliefs and rituals of the Catholic Church, with a view towards being baptized Catholic or completing the Sacraments of Initiation: Eucharist/Confirmation.
Students are encouraged to participate in any of our Liturgical Ministries, including serving as Eucharistic Ministers, lectors and Greeters.
The Choir facilitates the sung prayer at the Sunday Evening Mass. Musicians are always welcome. The Choir is open to all students, faculty and staff. Rehearsal is held for one hour in the Chapel before 7pm mass on Sundays. Join us!
Other Christian Services
Christian Prayer and Worship is held weekly in the two student groups: QUEST (for Protestants in the mainline traditions) and ARISE (formerly Campus Christian Fellowship). In addition, there are occasional inter-denominational services held on campus. A lisiting of off-campus local worship services is available from the Campus Ministry office.
A Break the Fast Celebration is held in the fall. Transportation is provided to services for the High Holy Days. The Seder Meal is celebrated on campus each Spring.
The Marist College Retreat Program offers Retreats throughout the year for all students. They are organized and run by trained Student Retreat Leaders.
Connect: First-Year Overnight Retreat
This retreat gives students an opportunity to meet other classmates while sharing on topics such as adjusting to college and making room for God.
Above: 2016 Spring Retreat
Other Retreat Opportunities
Outdoor retreats, topical retreats, and other retreats are offered throughout the year (Yoga, Cooking, Women's, Men's, Buddhist Mindfulness Retreat, Interfaith Retreat etc). The various groups within Campus Ministry offer Retreats each year. These include: the Catholic Student Retreat, QUEST (Protestant) Retreat, Men's Retreat and the Women's Spirituality Group Retreat.
Above: Outdoor Adventure Retreat Above: Yoga Retreat
SPIRITUAL & COMMUNITY BUILDING PROGRAMS
Inter-Faith Advocate Group
This group brings together students from various faith traditions to organize and provide opportunities for Marist College students to learn about similarities and differences among religious traditions. The Interfaith Advocates seek to promote mutual understanding, respect, and inter-religious harmony.
Women's Spirit Group
Each week two Women's Spirituality Groups are held: one for First Year Students the other for sophomores, juniors and seniors. These groups offer an opportunity for women to gather in an experience of women's spirituality.
Men's Spirit Group
Men's Groups meet each week for conversations on topics selected by the group. These topics might include: spirituality, personal identity, relationships and transitions into college.
This inter-faith group gathers students to reflect upon and discuss Gospel passages with one another.
This group involves students in an experience of prayer and relationship building through the form of art.
Marist College has a great tradition of service to others. The following programs are offered to all students:
- Weekly Service
Students volunteer time each week serve in local schools and social agencies. Click here for more information.
- Special Projects
For students who are interested and able to occasionally serve those in need. Projects include: working with those who are homeless, collecting food for local food pantries, participating in the annual Heart Walk.
- City Plunge
This weekend experience provides an opportunity for students to live and work as a community in cooperation with an inner-city organization. A variety of service opportunities are available and meals are shared with those living in the temporary shelter.
Above: City Plunge 2012 participants stock a food pantry shelf in Lawrence, MA
- Global Outreach
This weeklong service immersion provides students the opportunity to experience living and learning while offering service in another culture. For more information contact Campus Minister Michelle Khawam.
Above: Global Outreach 2016 students visit Marista Universidad in Merida, Mexico
- Glenmary Farms Service Trip
This week long service retreat trip at Glenmary Farm's in Rudledge, TN. The trip is held the week after finals in May and open to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Please check http://www.glenmary.org/site/epage/143777_919.htm for more information or email Michelle Khawam
- Hunger Awareness Month
November is Hunger Awareness Month at Marist. The goal of the program is to raise consciousness to the needs of those who are poor locally, nationally and internationally; and to raise money to help fight hunger. Activities include: Run/Walk for Hunger, Buck Hunger Days, and a Hunger Awareness Meal.
- Giving Tree Project
Each December the Marist community, through its various clubs, organizations, offices and individual efforts provides over 25 families in need with holiday gifts.
- Post-Graduate Volunteer Opportunities
Seniors are encouraged to give a year of service after graduation. Many programs provide housing, a stipend and loan deferral allowing graduates to serve those in need both in the USA and abroad.