Campus Ministry yearly Obsculta retreat


Senior Mass -
Sunday, May 3 - 7 p.m. at the Abbey Church. Blessing and distribution of St. Benedict medals to all present graduating students.

Sacrament of Reconciliation -
Sundays before Mass: 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. in the monastic reconciliation room. Also available by appointment.

Uprising - (prayer, praise and song) Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Burton Addition

Residence Hall Mass -
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. in the Burton Addition

Rosary prayer group -
Thursdays at 9 p.m. in the Spangler prayer room

Contact information

Jonathan Dwyer, M.T.S., M.A.
Director of Campus Ministry
Office phone: 360-412-6152

Religious education

A central component to the mission of Saint Martin's University is to cultivate "critical thinking and independent inquiry" among students. A hallmark of the Catholic intellectual tradition is to develop the person's ability to think critically about oneself and the world in which one lives.

What it means to be human is to develop curiosity and seek truth "wherever analysis and evidence leads" (Ex Corde Ecclesiae). John Henry Cardinal Newman states that "the human spirit must be cultivated in such a way that there results a growth in its ability to wonder, to understand, to contemplate, to make personal judgments, and to develop a religious, moral, and social sense" (Ex Corde Ecclesiae).

It is in this spirit that Campus Ministry - often in conjunction with other entities at Saint Martin's University - seeks to develop and implement opportunities for students to reflect and to intellectually grapple with the world of ideas.


RCIA - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - is held Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Services Conference Room (201H). RCIA provides weekly classes for all those interested in becoming Catholic, receiving sacraments (Baptism, Communion, Confirmation) or for those who would just like to learn more about the Catholic faith. Please email Jon Dwyer if you are interested to join us this year. All are welcome.

Reflection/Discussion Groups

"Papa Pete and Popcorn" and "That Catholic Thing" are two activities that Fr. Peter Tynan leads in the residence halls on alternating Wednesdays. Check the university calendar and the announcements in the Sunday Campus Ministry Mass bulletin for details.