Campus Ministry students participate in community garden Campus Ministry students

Events

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meets at 8 p.m. on Sundays in the Student Services conference room (OM 201H)

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

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


Contact information

Jonathan Dwyer, M.T.S., M.A.
Director of Campus Ministry
Office phone: 360-412-6152
E-mail: jdwyer@stmartin.edu

Service opportunities

The Rule of Saint Benedict insists that the spiritual life is best lived out in a careful balance of prayer, work, and study. An important aspect of work in the context of Campus Ministry is service that seeks to establish justice. The body of documents that comprise the social teaching of the Catholic Church provide us with a road map and our marching orders for promoting social justice. Campus Ministry's goal in doing service is to proclaim the Kingdom of God by announcing good news to the poor and working towards a just world.

HANDS

HANDS of Campus Ministry (Helping All and Doing Service) is an official student club recognized by the Associated Students of Saint Martin's University (ASSMU). HANDS works closely with Campus Ministry to organize service projects, including including collecting and distributing Christmas presents for local foster children. Contact our president, Kierstyn Clubb, to find out how you can get involved.

Olympia Community Kitchen

Campus Ministry provides meals (donated by Bon Appétit) and volunteers for the Olympia Community Kitchen on the first Friday of each month. Contact our coordinator, Sarah Lillegard, to find out how you can get involved.

Service trips

Campus Ministry co-sponsors service immersion trips to various sites throughout the year. Projects have included weekend trips to Tacoma, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

Campus Ministry works together with the Office of Intercultural Initiatives and the Office of Service Immersion Programs to sponsor the “Alternative Spring Break Yakima Service Trip”. Students participate in a spring break service immersion trip to Yakima to learn about the realities of migrant farm workers and Native Americans in the Yakima area. We partner with Catholic Charities Housing Services of the Diocese of Yakima. Participating students read Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel and experience this service trip as in interfaith event.

Prior to going on the trip, students organize a campus-wide drive to collect items needed by the farm worker and Native American communities in Yakima. On the collection day students have an opportunity for faith sharing and reflection on their own faith positions and how this relates to providing service to the human family.

Saints for Life

Saints for Life of Saint Martin’s University (SFL of SMU) is a student-led organization with the mission to end what violates the sanctity of life by identifying the issues of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and infanticide. SFL is an official student club recognized by the Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University (ASSMU). SFL provides volunteers for the Archdiocesan Mass for Life held on the Saint Martin’s campus in January and participates in the March for Life at the Statehouse in Olympia. Contact our president, Constance Uribe, to find out how you can get involved.