A fundamental goal of campus ministry is being present for students,
staff and faculty. You'll always find us around to lend a listening ear
when you need to talk, whatever the issue.
One of our aims is to mentor students as they integrate their learning with their faith and make sense of the world. Spiritual mentoring essentially involves one person walking alongside another as a companion on the journey of faith to help them answer the questions: "Who is God?", "Who am I in Christ?", and "To what has God called me as I live out my life." The campus ministers at St. Thomas More College are always happy to accompany you on your journey of faith. For more information, please contact Campus Ministry.
Are you interested in praying with the scriptures once a week for an hour? Come explore and reflect upon the Gospel, using the ancient prayer form of Lectio Divina - spending time with the Word of God. We gather on Monday evenings at 7:00PM in the Chapel Prayer Room.
For more information, contact: Michael MacLean.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus provides us with a way of being reconciled to God and to those we've hurt, and to be strengthened in our connection to God's entire family. Opportunity for individual (one-on-one) celebration of the sacrament is available at the College on Wednesdays from 12:00PM-1:00PM in the STM Chapel Prayer Room, or by appointment with:
Fr. Ron Griffin 966-8067
Fr. André Lalach 966-8930
In addition, gathered evening reconciliation services, which include the opportunity for individual confession, are offered once per term, usually during the Advent and Lenten seasons.
Every year hundreds of people decide to become Catholics, and each one has their own special story. Each is drawn to the Church by different experiences and circumstances. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) has been established as the means by which a person can explore the faith of the Catholic Church. It offers a way to grow in the knowledge of Christ, and the Catholic faith, in company with others on a similar journey.
The RCIA Program at St. Thomas More College takes place within the parish community so participants are able to share in the life of the Church expressed in a local parish. Weekly meetings begin in September and culminate at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday evening.
For more information, please contact Madeline Oliver.
If you've recently completed the RCIA and want to continue growing in faith, or if you're simply looking to refresh your knowledge about Catholicism, then Catholic Update might be just for you! Bi-weekly or monthly sessions, depending on participant schedules. Discussion topics selected based on individual interest.
For more information, or to sign-up, please contact Fr. Andre Lalach.
Busy Person's Retreat
This campus retreat for busy students is an on-campus, guided-prayer retreat made within the daily activities of the lives of students (and faculty and staff). The style and method is that of a directed retreat, in which each retreatant meets daily with a director who guides their reading of scripture and their personal prayer. Beginning on a Sunday evening and ending on Thursday, retreatants commit themselves to one hour per day, which includes 30 minutes of prayer and reflection with selected Scripture readings and 30 minutes for meeting with a retreat director.
For more information, please contact Fr. Andre Lalach.
In January, the Newman Centre offers students and faculty an opportunity to take time away from campus to pray and reflect. Through presentations and discussion, songs and prayer, as well as fun activities, students have the opportunity to explore more deeply their relationship with God and their commitment to living a Christian life.
For more information, contact Michael MacLean.
Individuals or parents of children needing to prepare for or schedule any of the above sacraments, please contact Michael MacLean.