Our Faith Community Our Faith Community USMC Campus Ministry At St. Michael’s, we seek to create an environment where all people of faith and good will can grow in faith, hope and love. Rooted in the Catholic tradition of the Christian faith, our Campus Ministry supports the undergraduate student community in their individual and collective spiritual growth as they strive to encounter Christ and live the message of the Gospel in a spirit of joy. The organization also provides opportunities for prayer, community service projects, and intellectual pursuits. For other spiritual resources and opportunities, please see below. St. Basil’s Parish As our collegiate church, St. Basil’s serves as a place of encounter with God and other people for both the USMC and parish community. Through St. Basil’s and the care of the Basilian fathers, students receive the Sacraments and are given opportunities to participate in a variety of community service projects. St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology The graduate division of the University of St. Michael’s College, a Roman Catholic university established by the Congregation of St. Basil and federated with the University of Toronto, offers both basic and advanced graduate degrees. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, the Faculty of Theology is committed to a theological enterprise that is interdisciplinary, ecumenical and attuned to multi-faith and multicultural contexts. Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy and Parish Founded in 1922 by the Newman Club, the Newman Centre serves Catholic students on the University of Toronto campus with a variety of meetings and social events. USMC Campus Ministry and the Newman Centre frequently collaborate with one another to organize retreats, the faith and reason lecture series, and opportunities to encounter Christ through Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Archdiocese of Toronto As a Catholic university, USMC is an important part of the Archdiocese of Toronto. The Archdiocese takes an active interest in the university and works to support its student life community, including Campus Ministry. Through USMC Campus Ministry, students participate in Archdiocesan events such as Lectio Divina, retreats, conferences and community outreach programs. Office of Catholic Youth (OCY) The Office of Catholic Youth is focused on cultivating relationships with and providing support to those who minister to young people in the parish communities within the Archdiocese of Toronto. USMC Campus Ministry looks to the OCY as a support base for forming the USMC student community into Christian leaders who come to know Christ, deepen their relationship with Him, and are transformed into intentional disciples.