Campus Ministry

Be aware of your own worth; create an ocean from a dewdrop.
Do not beg for light from the moon; obtain it from the spark within you.
philosopher-poet Muhammad Iqbal


Meditation every Tuesday afternoon from 12 – 12:30 in the Sacred Space
img_4014aaWednesdays at 11:30 am – The first Mass of the year will be on February 1st, 2017.

Every Wednesday at 11:30 in McGivney Hall, students, staff, faculty and community members join together as people of God in praise and thanksgiving, listening to the scriptures, breaking the Eucharistic bread and opening ourselves more fully to God’s self-giving love. We welcome everyone who wishes to participate in the celebration.

Notable exceptions as followed:

  • February 15: FNMI Celebration with Indigenous Elder
  • February 22: Reading Week, no Mass
  • March 1: Ash Wednesday
  • April 5: End of Term, Liturgy of Thanksgiving

Communal Prayer Opportunities

Come and join others in prayer. In addition, you can assist as readers, greeters, singers, musicians and altar servers. Or you may like to help with ambience and set-up, take-down and clean up or snack preparation. To get involved, contact Campus Ministry at (403) 254-3724, Room C112.

Campus Chapel

Rm. C111 Classroom Building The Campus Chapel is located in the heart of the classroom building and provides a space of silence, reflection and prayer. All are welcome.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in making a difference in a senior’s life? Every Thursday and Friday afternoon between 1:30 and 3:30 we will be working over at Father Lacombe Care Centre to assist the residents with games and activities. It is a wonderful way to spend time with the older generation to experience their wisdom and to brighten their days. You do not need to commit to every Thursday or Friday but can do what works for your schedule. If you are interested in volunteering but Thursday or Friday doesn’t work, please contact Campus Ministry to set up an alternative schedule.
A community of support and care for individuals who are with an intellectual disability. It is a very rich and rewarding volunteer opportunity which allows for flexibility in your schedule.
Families and Schools Together is a program which takes place in schools in Calgary where parents can interact with their children and connect with other parents, community resources and teachers. This program helps parents understand their child’s development, and learn skills that will help them keep the lines of communication open between family members. Volunteer will assist with set-up and take down, interacting with families, spending time with the children and being part of the team. Volunteer commitment is from 4:30-8:30 pm.

F&ST has been proven to help children by enhancing their relationships with their families, peers,teachers, school staff and other members of their community. The program brings together 10-12 families for a series of nine to 10 weekly multi-family sessions at their child’s school or preschool. A trained team that includes a parent, school staff, a social worker and a prevention partner lead the meetings.

The design of Families and Schools Together (F&ST) is simple, yet its structure embodies a unique and complex interplay of tested techniques and strategies. It gives parents and their children an opportunity to spend quality time together, enjoy each other more, and participate more fully and comfortably in their community

Our weekly Mass is a community Mass. We require assistance in preparing for the Mass, serving in the Mass including the choir and clearing away the liturgical furniture. We offer training and support for all positions. Mass is Wednesdays at 11:30 and the volunteer commitment is for 30 minutes on the Wednesdays that you are available to serve. It is a nice way to be involved with your school community with a minimal time commitment.
St. Michael Catholic Community is actively seeking volunteers for its programming this 2017-2018 year. Positions include teaching Sunday School to age 3 up to Grade 3, volunteering with our youth groups and teaching sacraments. We are also looking for caregivers for children of parents who wish to partake in the Fall Alpha program from October 4 to December 13.

Pastoral references can be supplied for volunteers and this is an excellent way to get involved in your community and build your resume up!

For further details, please contact Maureen Ross at or at 403 249 0423 x 126.

St. Michaels will be running its first ever “family friendly” Alpha progam starting October 4 to December 13, 2017. We will be hosting parents with school age children and plan to support them by providing child-care.

This is where your help will be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are needed for Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30pm, to mind the kids while the parents attend the program.

A breakdown of anticipated events include;

  • Set up and pray prior to kids arrival
  • monitor grade 1 to 6 kids
  • entertain kids with board games and/or reading sessions
  • movie and popcorn events with the kids
  • meal (dinner) with the kids
  • clean up, pray and quick feedback session

Please contact Tinu Chineme or Mark Richards, at 403-978-3604 for more details on this, as well as other volunteer opportunities. Volunteers, for the various roles, can sign up by clicking here.

Good Food Box Program

Order Due Pick Up
September 12 September 21
October 10 October 19
October 31 November 9
November 28 December 7

Good Food boxes are part of a healthy eating program offered here at St. Mary’s University. Did you know that the Canada Food Guide recommends that women consume between 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day and that men have between 8-10 servings? Are you meeting these recommended health minimums in your diet?

The Good Food Boxes provide an economical way to get a large variety of fresh, top quality fruit and vegetables directly from farmers and wholesale stores. Everyone is eligible; some of our best customers are our professors. Maybe that’s why they have so much energy to teach! Because the produce is bought in bulk, more orders decrease the overall cost of the produce. Not only will you not be taking food from those in need, when you order a Good Food Box, you increase Community Kitchen’s buying power.

The Good Food boxes come in small (20 pounds of produce for $25.00), medium (30 pounds of produce for $30.00), or large (40 pounds for 35.00) size. You can order anytime by filling out the order form (click here) and dropping it and your payment off at the reception desk or to the Campus Ministry office in the classroom building. We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful offer to get Good Food at a great price!

If you have any questions, please contact Campus Ministry at Phone Number: (403) 254-3724