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
Jonathan Dwyer, M.T.S., M.A.
Director of Campus Ministry
Office phone: 360-412-6152
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 - provides weekly
classes for students preparing Baptism and Confirmation. Students who
are interested to learn more about the Catholic faith are also invited
to join. RCIA meets at 8 p.m. on Sundays in the Student Services
Conference Room (Old Main room 201H) following the 7 p.m. Campus
"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.