Activities

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.

Community Meeting

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RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES

  • ARISE

    Evangelical Christian students meet weekly for praise, Bible Study and fellowship. Wednesday evenings.

  • Catholic Connections

    Students seeking to increase their spiritual, intellectual, and social lives meet twice a month.

  • Jewish Ruah

    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. 

  • QUEST

    Protestant students from the mainline traditions gather each week for Bible study.

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PRAYER AND WORSHIP

  • Chapel

    Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel is open daily for quiet prayer from 7:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M.          

 

            Chapel         

 

  • The Inter-Faith Prayer Room

              Located in the Chapel, is open for quiet prayer from 7:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M.

  • Catholic Services

    Mass Schedule:
    Sunday at  7:00 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.

    Liturgical Ministries:
    Students are encouraged to participate in any of our Liturgical Ministries, including serving as Eucharistic Ministers, lectors and Greeters.

    Liturgical Choir:
    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.

  • Jewish Services

    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.

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RETREATS

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.

              2016 Spring Retreat

                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.

            Outdoor Adventure Retreat  Yoga Retreat 2016

                            Above: Outdoor Adventure Retreat                                                              Above: Yoga Retreat

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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. 

              Womens Spirit

  • 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.

              Mens Spirit 2

  • Emmaus 

             This inter-faith group gathers students to reflect upon and discuss Gospel passages with one another.

  • Art Prayer

             This group involves students in an experience of prayer and relationship building through the form of art.

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SERVICE

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. 

City Plunge 2013

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.

Global Outreach 2016

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

    Glenmary Farms 1

 

                   Glenmary Farms 2

  • 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.

    Hunger Walk  Buck Hunger 2015
  • 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.

              Giving Tree    Marist Giving Tree

 

  • 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.

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