Campus Ministry depends greatly upon the leadership and service of students at St. Thomas. Students can get involved in the many activities and events of Campus Ministry as student leaders and volunteers. Some of the many ways you can get involved are:
Interested in being a Lector or Extradordinary Minister of the Eucharist? Want to sing in the choir or lead the assembly in song? Students can volunteer as liturgical ministers, serving the Eucharistic Liturgy, assisting with communion, welcoming members of the assembly as hospitality ministers, and guiding the community in song as a member of one of the music groups. All are invited to live out their baptismal vocation as a priestly people offering praise and worship to God. Contact Chris to get started!
Are you interested in living out the Gospel message to love and serve your neighbor by doing outreach to the undergraduate student body? Peer Ministers are a group of 8 students within Campus Ministry committed to this Gospel call. Peer Ministers offer welcoming, guidance, compassion and faith-filled support for their peers. They also offer a safe place for the soul to question, ponder, explore, grow, and develop faith. Peer Ministers invite students to opportunities for spiritual development and faith awareness through prayer, faith sharing, and faith related programs and activities. Peer Ministers help build hospitable community, and are available to students for listening and referral opportunities. The Peer Ministry team also leads and participates in various retreats offered through Campus Ministry. If you are interested in becoming a Peer Minister and would like to learn more visit the Peer Ministry page.
Campus Ministry offers several retreats each semester for our students. We often need peer leaders for talks, small groups, and leading music. Each year, the Campus Ministry team draws upon the amazing talent of students in creating and offering powerful retreat experiences for students throughout the year. Contact Vanessa to learn how you can help!
Have you participated in one of the service opportunities offered through VIA or VISION at St. Thomas? Students who have been engaged in the work of these programs often go on to serve as leaders in future service opportunities. Furthermore, Campus Ministry organizes a number of opportunities throughout the year for students to reflect and consider the role of faith and spirituality in the world. Leaders are needed to help with these programs, willing to share their experiences and invite others to do the same. Contact Jacob for more information.
Each of us has many gifts and talents to share with the community. Using our various gifts, we can come together to discern the direction of Campus Ministry in serving the students, staff, and faculty of the university community. Students are needed to pray and reflect with Fr. Erich Rutten the weekly readings, sharing their insights so as to fashion meaningful homilies. Students are frequently invited to help Archbishop John Nienstedt in planning and preparing his monthly Lectio Divina in the chapel. Students are also welcome to volunteer with USG Spirituality Committee, sponsored by Campus Ministry. Please email Vanessa if you are interested in getting involved.
Check out UST's Human Resources to see if Campus Ministry has any current job openings. We usually hire in April/May for the fall semester and November/December for the spring semester so check back often! You can also email specific program coordinators to inquire about openings.
If you would like to volunteer and share your gifts with the St. Thomas community, email us at Campus Ministry and we would be happy to get you involved!