Campus Ministry provides a supportive environment where all feel welcome. Events are planned to build our community spirit and sense of belonging.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to join us for weekly meditations (contact Erika for the links), bi-weekly Sunday morning gatherings and lectio divina practices, fair trade initiatives, spiritual direction, social justice outreach and much more.
Have a great idea, an uplifting podcast to share, or want to share your talents or gifts? Reach out! We are always eager to build up the community.
You can connect with the Campus Ministry team by email or through Microsoft Teams, sign up for our e-mail bulletin, and follow @sjucampusmin, @sjulead and @stjeromesuni for programming updates. We also invite you to add to our Campus Ministry prayer wall with intentions and prayers of thanksgiving.
Campus Ministry offers a variety of programs aligned with the University’s mission of the formation of leaders for the service of the community and the Church. Whether you are a faith-driven person or not, there is an interesting activity happening in Campus Ministry for you!
- 15 minute Meditations on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon
- Sunday gatherings and Lectio Divina practice
- Watch our instagram page for upcoming initiatives
- Leadership Opportunities
- Social Justice and Outreach
- Wellness Workshops
- Interfaith Opportunities
- Spiritual Direction/Mentorship
- Sunday Liturgies
- Bible Study
Our Student Campus Ministers provide diverse, faith based programming for students. Our leaders develop their own spirituality and leadership skills while fostering community at St. Jerome’s University. We welcome students of all faiths interested in developing their leadership skills to apply for our team in March (for the upcoming fall and winter terms).
We recognize that not all students are able to commit to a full term of leadership; we welcome new ideas and are here to support students who want to offer specific programs for the Campus Ministry community at any point during the year.
Our Student Choir Director develops their leadership and musical skills by directing our student choir for the 7 p.m. liturgy and other liturgical celebrations. They provide meaningful worship celebrations and a welcoming environment for our student community. Applications are available in March for the upcoming fall and winter terms.
All are invited to share their gifts during our Sunday liturgies. Liturgical volunteers are the many people who help our liturgies run smoothly including lectors, Eucharistic Ministers (who distribute communion), sacristans (who prepare the sacred vessels for worship), and liturgy coordinators. We welcome new volunteers throughout the year.
We have choirs which provide music for our Sunday mass at 10:30 a.m. and a student-led choir for the 7:00 p.m. liturgy. Our choirs also provide leadership at our special liturgies such as Christmas, Easter, Graduation and Orientation and Investiture ceremonies. We welcome all musicians and singers to join at any point through the year.
A chaplain – put simply – is a spiritual mentor. They can be a member of the clergy, a leader in a religious group, or someone who mentors through faith.
At St. Jerome’s University we are lucky to have Sean Hayes as our chaplain. He is always available to connect, to lend a listening ear, and to provide resources and support.
In the University of Waterloo community there are chaplains representing eleven different faith traditions, providing support to students, faculty, staff, and our community members through spiritual and pastoral care. See the UW Chaplains page for more information.