Religious Clubs/Organizations & Events
UST has a variety of student clubs and university organizations that help to foster faith from various religious traditions.
- Campus Ministry's upcoming events.
- Catholic Studies' upcoming events
- Jay Phillips Center events
- Events sponsored by student clubs/orgs
- List of all Religious & Service Clubs/Organizations
Upcoming Faith Events
Students for Justice and Peace
Friday, November 7th from 3-4pm in ASC 238 to hear from Gillian Locascio about current social justice issues in Guatemala!
**Join us to learn more about the current day struggles for a just society in Guatemala, the threats that human rights defenders face, and how international accompaniment can serve as a strategy to protect them and amplify their voices. There will be treats and coffee!
Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors Club
Interested in Becoming a Catholic Relief Services Campus Ambassador?
CRS Student Ambassadors are working hard to mobilize campus engagement in tangible acts of solidarity with the global poor to build a more just and peaceful world!
Eat at Davanni's on Nov 3 & Support the Knights!
The University of St. Thomas Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Fundraiser on Monday, November 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Stop by Davanni's for dinner and 20% of your total will be donated to the University of St. Thomas Knights of Columbus!
March for Life
The March For Life will take place on January 22nd, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The March for Life takes place on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and seeks to witness that life and human dignity starts at conception and that abortion cannot be allowed to continue. Our trip, co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, Students for Marriage, Philosophy Club, CSI, and Knights of Columbus, will allow our club to participate in the March as well as the Students for Life of America National Conference.
Join the UST Students for Human Life Club for an Information Session in Koch Fireside on November 6th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Documentary Showing: Beyond the Divide
Students for Justice and Peace and the Veterans Association are putting on an event on campus that will show the documentary "Beyond the Divide" by Jan Selby in JRC 126 on Wednesday, November 12th from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
What is "Beyond the Divide" about?
Set in the vast, mountainous beauty of Montana, BEYOND THE DIVIDE is a feature-length documentary film about war, peace, and the courage to find common ground.
Almost 50 years have passed since the beginning of the Vietnam War. The politics and casualties are history yet deep scars remain between those who served and those who fought a different war at home. In Missoula, Montana, a mysterious graffiti peace symbol inflamed the enduring animosity, dividing a community for decades. Through the courageous acts of a Vietnam veteran and a peace advocate, BEYOND THE DIVIDE illuminates a path to healing old wounds and demonstrates authentic peace building. The story inspires audiences to take courageous first steps to reach beyond polarization in search of what unites us instead of what divides us.
Here is a direct link to the trailer for the movie that will be shown: http://beyondthedividefilm.com/trailer/
Here is a link to the website for more information: http://beyondthedividefilm.com
Catholic Discovery Group
We meet Thursday nights in the Koch Fireside Room from 8-9 pm. We are following the Scriptural Apologetics books and the Bible to help us defend the Catholic Church's position on specific topics like the Pope, Mary, Eucharist, etc. The books are provided, but members can bring their Bibles or share one with someone at the meetings. Snacks are provided at each meeting. Contact Megan Meyer with any questions.
Campus Outreach: Women's Bible Study
Every other Tuesday Night at 8:00 p.m. - ASC 237 & Dowling 1st floor lounge
Everyone is welcome! The 1st meeting will be September 16th.
Student Clubs & Organizations
|Club/Org||Description||Meeting Day/Time||Contact Person|
|CRU||CRU is a caring community of students, passionate about connecting people with Jesus Christ. Our goal is to encourage spiritual formation and life-change through presenting the person and message of Jesus Christ to the campus in a way that is both relevant and compelling. Opportunities to get involved, including Bible studies, retreats, conferences, volunteer opportunities, social events, and summer venues both in the U.S. and abroad.||
Wed 9 p.m.
|Campus Outreach (COW)||
Interdenominational, student, Christian organization seeking to provide a spiritual environment for students to grow in their relationship with God.
Tue 8:00 p.m.
|Catholic Discovery Groups||
To build spiritual based community on campus, with an emphasis on weekly Bible studies.
Thurs 9 p.m.
|Catholic Students Inc (CSI)||Purpose is to unite students in exploring Catholic values through prayer, service, and community building. CSI also seeks to build relationships among members though discussion and exploration of Catholic values and teachings.||Various events & gatherings||Caroline Stiles|
|Communion & Liberation (CLU)||
Communion & Liberation is a lay ecclesial movement in the Catholic Church. The aim of life in CL is to propose the presence of Christ as the most adequate response to the deepest needs of human life in every moment of history. It pays particular attention to the needs and experiences of young people, especially the search for meaning and attachment to great ideals, through the student community of CLU. The companionship among them generates a place where the most difficult and profound questions about life and existence, which are so often overlooked or reduced in university life, can be asked and addressed. It welcomes anyone who is interested and wishes to participate, no matter what religion, nationality or walk of life.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
|Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)||
The purpose of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to present athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Gospel Choir is a faith-based organization interested in praising God - especially through the means of song. 1 Chronicles 16:23 tells us, "Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day." This is our mission. The members of Gospel Choir come from many different Christian backgrounds, but in song we stand united in Jesus' name.
Sunday, 7 p.m.
|Knights of Columbus||Catholic gentleman committed to: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism, and the defense of the priesthood, the family, and human life. We are not simply a voice of a group of believers; we are defenders, servants, believers, and assistants of and in the Catholic Church and her teachings on social justice and morality.|
|Muslim Student Association||Promote and broaden awareness of Muslim culture among students, faculty, and staff at UST.|
|SHINE||Nondenominational Christian group based on Christian ideals but all are welcome, regardless of religious beliefs. A group trying to spread the light and love of Jesus Christ. Mission is to introduce UST students to the life- transforming power of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through intense exploration of the Word, sincere dedication to fellowship, and fervent devotion to prayer.||
Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Run through Campus Ministry, Soul Sisters is a women's discussion group where we learn and talk about our dignity of daughters of God and practically how to live that out in our relationships on a college campus.
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.
Fridays, 1:00 p.m.
OSF Library Room 303
|St. Paul’s Outreach (SPO)||
SPO is a group comprised of students and young adults in the community. SPO sponsors various prayer meetings as well as service and social events.
|Monday 7:30 p.m.|
|Students for Human Life (SHL)||
Students for Human Life is an organization that strives to uphold the dignity that is intrinsic to every human being from conception to a natural death with an emphasis on combating the hurt of abortion by educating ourselves on various current issues surrounding life, and by giving support to organizations dedicated to upholding its sacredness.
Thurs 6-7 PM
|Students for Justice & Peace (SJP)||
SJP works for positive social change on our campus and in our world. We meet to learn about issues involving international conflicts, local labor issues, efforts for peace, and community organizing. Students take an active leadership role in determining topics and making connections with other groups on and off campus. SJP plans creative, nonviolent events that respond to issues of concern to students and the campus community. Lectures, re-enactments, and demonstrations contribute to pro-active efforts to make positive change.
| Thurs 12 pm
|Students for Marriage||
As Students for Marriage, we seek to prepare ourselves and others for living out a potential vocation in the married state, understood as such in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. We actively support activities that will help cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the nature of marriage and how to fully embrace this vocation. By studying the teachings and documents of the Church, as well as the lives of those who provide a model for living this vocation in its fullness, we equip ourselves to engage in dialogue with others about the dignity and purpose of the married vocation.
|Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF)||
We are an optimistic group of students who engage in servant leadership to create positive life experiences. With a mission to reveal leadership through service relationships, and action, STLF is engaging college, high school, and middle school students in meaningful service and leadership experiences.
|Various events and spring break trip|
|Theology Club||The Theology Club meets once a week on Monday nights to share pizza, discussion, and theological insight||Monday, 7 p.m.||Corey Stephan|
|Theology Night Live||Theology Night Live is an opportunity for students to meet informally to discuss a theological topic. Each meeting has a facilitator who starts the discussion. Pizza and soft drinks are served.||
|VIA||Volunteers In Action (VIA) is a student-led organization advised by Campus Ministry that coordinates over 300 students committed to service in the Twin Cities area. Volunteers work 2-3 hours a week either as a member of a team of UST students or individually with one of twelve local agencies. Volunteer opportunities include repairing homes, mentoring children, working in hospitals, and sharing their time with people on the margins of society.|
VISION is a group within Campus Ministry that provides opportunities for service experiences over J-Term and spring break. VISION trips are based on six components: service, simplicity, spirituality, community, justice issues, and intercultural exchange.
Other Campus Faith Based Groups
|Catholic Women's Floor||
The goals of the Catholic Women’s floor are to foster a sense of community among the women on the floor and reach out to the UST community. Programs and events will help women develop and grow in their own faith and share it with others. Programs may include attending Sunday Mass and brunch together, evening prayer, bible studies and accountability groups. Additionally, the women of the floor are encouraged to get involved in the UST community and the Twin Cities community. They are also encouraged to join clubs and groups of their own interest, as well as, provide service for the communities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Recognizing that college is a busy and stressful time, time commitment to things outside the floor will be respected. To build community on the floor there will be some programs that the women will be expected to attend such as the brief prayer services at night. The idea was born out of a desire to encourage and improve the fellowship among Catholic women on campus. Anyone can live on this floor, however, the floor will have many Catholic elements such as attending Mass together, praying the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration. The floor community is open to all faiths.
|Catholic Men's Floor||
The mission of the Catholic Men's Community is to inspire, equip and support residents in living as men of faith and virtue. The men will meet weekly for a short time of prayer, and will also be given the opportunity to participate in the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, Daily Mass, and other Catholic events across campus. The community is respectful and open to men of all faiths, regardless of vocation or academic major, who seek to live a holy life.
The floor is integrated into the many traditions of Ireland Hall, and is closely tied to the rest of the St. Thomas community. The men are encouraged to become involved on campus through co-curricular programs.
|Catholic Women's Leadership||Weekly gathering of Catholic women and those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Includes prayer, catechesis, and fellowship.||Caroline Stiles|
|Catholic Men's Leadership||Weekly gathering of Catholic men and those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Includes prayer, catechesis, and fellowship.|
|USG Student Spirituality Committee||Student group that addresses spirituality needs on campus. Acts as a liason between the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Campus Ministry, and the student body. Group meets to plan events and discuss spirituality needs on campus.||Megan Fischer|