Nurturing the Spirit

Friday, May 13, 2016

Carroll hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday afternoon for the new campus chapel.  Bishop Thomas, President Tom Evans, board of trustee members and other dignitaries were in attendance to celebrate the upcoming construction. 

The college plans to transform the north wing of St. Charles Hall into a chapel with seating for 315 people. The new chapel is intended to accommodate Carroll’s growing faith community with adjoining spaces available for campus ministry programs.

“Carroll College holds masses that are standing room only; our retreats and Headlights social justice service trips have wait lists; and our students are setting record numbers of hours in service to others each year,” shared President Evans during his remarks at the groundbreaking  “Our students are amazing. And they reflect the faculty and staff that teach and guide them. Their examples have inspired donors to give over $6 million to establish new space for campus ministry and a chapel on campus in St. Charles North fulfilling a vision that began in 1909 of sacred space to be on ‘The Rock,’” continued Evans.

Construction of the new chapel is made possible by generous donations from alumni, friends and supporters of the college, most notably, Dr. Earl Heller, class of 1958, and Dr. James and Joan Schneller, classes of 1956 and 1957. 

Learn more at MIND, BODY, SPIRIT: The Campaign for Carroll College.