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Joseph J. and Justina M. Barnicke Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry: Open Doors + Open Hearts

Campus Ministry provides members of the university community with opportunities to grow in the intellectual, spiritual and practical dimensions of their faith.

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About Us

Campus Ministry provides members of the university community with opportunities to grow in the intellectual, spiritual and practical dimensions of their faith. In other words, we strive to furnish the tools for members of the university community to build on, to develop and integrate their baptismal call to Christian discipleship in the university, the workplace, the family and the Church. In light of our Catholic commitment to religious freedom and the dignity of all persons regardless of their religion, colour, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social or economic class and nationality, we strive to promote a friendly, supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere where all will feel welcome in our midst. Through our membership in the University of Toronto Multi Faith Campus Chaplains Association (CCA), we are able to ensure that members of all faith groups on the St Michael's College Campus will not only feel welcome here but will also have recourse to the appropriate ministers of their faith tradition.

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Direction

This is an individually tailored aid in discerning God's action in one's life. The Campus Ministers are trained spiritual directors who are here to accompany you on your faith journey. Students may be referred to other resources.

Discernment

The Campus Ministers offer opportunities and resources to assist students, faculty, and staff to grow in knowledge and understanding the various ways to live out our baptismal call.

Counselling

At times, a person just needs someone to talk to in a safe, confidential environment. The Campus Ministers are available for counselling.

Faith Discussions

Bible Study, Retreats, and Theological Reflection: These groups gather in informal settings at times determined by interested individuals each academic term.

Devotional Life

Varieties of devotional opportunities are offered during the Academic Session. Occasionally, when there is sufficient interest the24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration is held in St Michael's Chapel. Finally, the CCSA Rosary group meets once a week. Watch the bulletin board for details or contact one of the campus ministers.


Worship

Student Mass

The University Mass is celebrated every Saturday at 7:00 p.m. during the academic session in St. Michael's Chapel (underneath St Basil's Church).

Ministry Training

Campus Ministry provides the student population with the opportunity to learn and grow as a worshipping community through participation in the liturgical ministries and the USMC Liturgical Choir. The USMC Liturgical Choir sings every week at the student mass. Initial training for all ministries takes place in September and the commissioning place in early December. No experience necessary.

Faculty of Theology

Members of the USMC community are welcome to join the Faculty of Theology Liturgy every Wednesday at 1:30pm. in the Cardinal Flahiff Centre Chapel (95 St. Joseph Street). A weekly social follows this celebration.

Reconciliation

Contact Fr. Francois by phone: 416 926-1300 ext 3439 or by email:f.mifsud@utoronto.ca to arrange an appointment to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Other Liturgical Celebrations

Throughout the academic year, there are Liturgies of the Word, Evening prayer, Holy Hour, Reconciliation Services, Byzantine Divine Liturgy, and Evening Prayer services. Please join us for our Triduum that is held in the Coop in Brennan Hall every Easter.


Social Justice

Campus Ministry Centre for Social Justice

The Campus Ministry Centre for Social Justice (Brennan Hall room 103) works toward our commitment to the "preferential option for the poor" through its collaboration with over ten community service agencies.

In addition, opportunities are provided to create or join a variety of local action and reflection groups dealing with peace issues, globalization, right to life, First Nation issues, women's issues, environmental issues, and urban poverty among others.

Contact: (416) 926-1300 ext 3437

"Out of the Cold" Drop-in Centre

This outreach project is led by students of USMC and primarily staffed by them. Operating one day a week (Tuesdays) during the winter months, it provides a much-needed place of warmth and welcome refuge for the homeless people in downtown Toronto. Everyone is most welcome to assist in this programme.

Meet the Campus Ministry Team

Campus Ministry Offices

Brennan Hall
Rooms 101,102,103
81 St. Mary Street
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada M5S 1J4
(416) 926-7278

Centre for Social Justice

Brennan Hall, Room 103
(416) 926-1300 Ext. 3437

ministry.stmikes@utoronto.ca

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Twitter @SMCCampMinistry

Liturgy Committee

University of St Michael's College Liturgical Choir