Campus Ministry at Carroll College
The mission of Campus Ministry at Carroll is as simple as it is powerful—to share the love of God with all people through worship, evangelization, and service. As part of our diocesan Catholic mission, we believe in conforming our lives to His liberating Truth. And we seek to be transformed through Him so we may joyfully serve the people to whom we are sent.
Through Campus Ministry, you’ll be able to do all of these things and more.
Faith in Action
Rooted in an ecumenical tradition, Carroll College has at its heart a combination of Catholic values and a strong belief in the value of other faith traditions. In this community, where all are welcomed and respected, spirituality is nurtured and the logical extension of that spirituality—compassion and generosity—highly encouraged. At Carroll, Catholic social teachings are put into action. The result: an engaged student body committed to helping others as they carve out their own futures.
Campus Ministry also serves as the college's connection to the Diocese of Helena and to the bishop of the Diocese of Helena. Each semester, Campus Ministry sponsors a question-and-answer session for Carroll students with Bishop George Leo Thomas at a local coffee shop.
We coordinate several retreats throughout the year as a way for you to engage more fully with your faith and share powerful moments with fellow students who represent a broad range of spiritual beliefs. Some of these include Freshman Retreat, Sophomore Retreat, and our popular Search Retreat.
Our Spring Headlights Immersion Trip happens every year and takes students to different parts of the country to help people dealing with economic, educational, and social disadvantages. Recent trips have taken Campus Ministry students to East Los Angelas, California; Denver, Colorado; and Chicago, Illinois.
Worship here is a celebration of faith and in knowing we’re all part of something bigger than ourselves. We hold Mass several times per week, and we’ve renovated our chapel to accommodate larger numbers due to the hundreds of students—representing all faiths—who come together to celebrate Sunday Mass.
Men’s and women’s formation groups at Carroll provide settings in which each gender can explore questions and issues relevant to their mindset as they walk with Christ. Via is a women’s group that gathers to grow in faith and fellowship. Cor is a men’s group seeking real relationships that are rooted in Christ.
Peer Ministers are students who live in the residence halls and strive to build community and create a positive atmosphere for fellow students by encouraging them to embrace their relationship with God during their time at Carroll and beyond.
To learn more about Campus Ministry, contact our Campus Ministry staff.
Mass of the Sacraments
May 9 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for the Mass of the Sacraments with Bishop Austin Vetter. Our students will be baptized and confirmed during this time. This is a time change from our regular Sunday night mass. All are welcome - come support your fellow students!
Sunday Night Mass
We are pleased to host Sunday Night Mass at 8 p.m. The guidelines for social distancing are in effect (see the Diocesan Press Release for more detailed information). Please note that the suspension of the Sunday obligation is still in effect.
If for any reason you do not feel safe coming to Mass in person, the Cathedral of St. Helena is still livestreaming Masses so you can make a spiritual communion from your home.
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As a Catholic campus ministry at Carroll College, we endeavor to be disciples of Jesus Christ who share the love of God with all people through worship, evangelization, and service. We seek to journey into the Beauty of what real relationship with God entails, conforming our lives to His liberating Truth and being transformed by His compelling Goodness so that we may joyfully serve the people to whom we are sent.