Our Active Campus Ministry program
The heart and soul of Saint Vincent College is a fervent love of Christ. Having established the college, the monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey have entrusted the relationship of its students to Campus Ministry for the glory of God and their benefit. This central reality of campus life is designed to nurture and foster the spiritual, social, intellectual, and affective lives of each and every student on campus. Campus ministry has something to offer every student, regardless of faith tradition because all are welcome to deepen their relationship with Jesus and one another. Our Campus Ministers are also available to talk to students for personal guidance during those times we all have when we need someone to rely on.
Liturgy and Worship, to love them
Liturgy = participation of the people of God in the work of God (CCC 1069). We give praise back to our redeemer and Savior through our worship in all of its forms. We are made from and by Love, and offer Love back to its source, who is God. Saint Vincent Campus Ministry provides the following opportunities in Celebration of Mass, Confessions, Adoration, praise and worship opportunities, Retreats, and more.
Formation and Study, to feed them
Encountering Love, we seek nourishment and sustained growth in our faith. Once we encounter the Lord, we desire Him more and more! Our curiosity grows as we seek and find answers slowly and steadily, we find our nourishment in Christ. In Campus Ministry we seek to help provide opportunities for that nourishment. Saint Vincent Campus Ministry provides the following opportunities in Formation and Study: Bible studies, men’s and women’s ministry, men’s and women’s small groups, Theology on Tap, and more.
Evangelization and Outreach, to want them around
Encountering Christ in a real and intimate way, we soon realize the joy we have must be shared with others and brought forward. The call, the need, the necessity to evangelize and spread the good news flows from the Love and nourishment we have been enlivened by the faith.
We build up community, and realize that we who have been loved and nourished want to love and nourish others – we really do want you around and involved.
Saint Vincent Campus Ministry provides the following opportunities in Evangelization and Outreach: FOP, High School Retreats, Dorm Blessings, Sports Friendship Day, Service Projects, Pilgrimages, International Trips, and more. Campus Ministry serves the students based on Scripture and the Holy Rule of St. Benedict.
Ten Hallmarks of Benedictine Education
The example of the early Church and the Hallmarks adopted by present-day Benedictine colleges lead us to serve our students in these four ways:
Saturday -- 4:30 p.m.
Sunday -- 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday -- 12:05 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday -- 4:15 p.m.
Monday-Friday -- 11:45 a.m.
M, T, TH, F - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday -- 3:45 p.m.
(Fr. Killian, Fr. Lawrence and Fr. Anthony are also available to hear confessions by appointment)
Updates about summer Masses will be posted as available.
Any deviations from this schedule will be posted on the Chapel doors.
Looking for Mass times for Holy Days that aren't posted here? Just dial extension 2350.
Weekday masses are at 6:50 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays at 7:20 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
The Monastery, College, Seminary, and Parish
Communities will gather in the Basilica for a combined Saint Vincent Community Mass at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in this weekly celebration.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Every Weekday 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 12 - 1 p.m. and Saturdays 4 - 4:5 p.m
Holy Days of Obligation
Holy day masses are at 6:50 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., but always consult the church bulletin for any changes.
Monastic Prayer Schedule (Divine Office) All are welcome!
Morning Prayer - Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Midday Prayer - Saint Gregory Chapel
Evening Prayer - Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Sunday 6:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Monday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Tuesday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Wednesday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Friday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Saturday 6:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
*Takes place in Saint Gregory Chapel
Service Provides Rewarding Experiences
Saint Vincent students embody Christian charity in their gifts of time and talents for those in need due to hunger, poverty, natural disasters or other personal challenges. Students annually organize Sports Friendship Day for individuals who are differently abled, visit nursing homes, conduct blood drives, feed the hungry, go on mission trips to Alaska, Brazil and Taiwan, as well as a local service project over fall break. Our students describe these opportunities as both beneficial to others as well as being personally rewarding.
Benedictine Leadership Studies
BLS is a unique leadership program at Saint Vincent College rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church and in Benedictine spirituality of Saint Benedict. This four-year formation program takes place through unique academic coursework, retreat workshops, service projects, mentorship, and a capstone trip to Rome during spring break of their senior year. BLS works closely with Campus Ministry, as BLS students are encouraged to assist Campus Ministry in promoting a Benedictine lifestyle which is liturgically rooted and pro-life culture on campus. In addition, BLS students serve in leadership roles in Campus Ministry throughout their four years at Saint Vincent. For further information please contact: Dr. Michael P. Krom, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department.
Campus Ministers in Residence
Inspired by the values of the monks of St. Benedict, especially hospitality, Saint Vincent’s Campus Ministry is grateful to be able to offer a Ministers-In-Residence program. Campus Ministry staff of religious sisters and our monks are in some of the residence halls. These sisters and monks are available to you as a spiritual resource or if you just need someone to talk with. They have been chosen for their compassion, understanding, and empathy in ministry to students.
Men and women incorporating Benedictine spirituality and values into their lives.
Knights of Columbus, Sons of St. Benedict
Catholic men who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church, enhancing their own faith.
The Campus Ministers of Saint Vincent College invite you to send us your prayer requests. Your prayer needs are important to us and are prayed for each day during our Masses in Mary, Mother of Wisdom Student Chapel.
Please use this link to send your prayer request(s): http://info.stvincent.edu/prayer-request
To request a Mass Intention, please contact Campus Ministry: email@example.com
Father Maximilian Maxwell, O.S.B.
Director of Campus Ministry
Rev. Clark Kerr III
Campus Minister Spiritual Formation
Coordinator of Office and Community Service
Assistant Director for Spiritual Formation
Br. Barnabas O'Reilly, O.S.B.
Assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry
Father Basil Burns, O.S.B.
Br. José Rosa, O.S.B.
Assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry
Father Anthony Grossi, O.S.B.
Br. Francisco Whittaker, O.S.B.
Assistant for Special Projects