Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry Mission

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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.

Retreats
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.

Service
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
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.

Formation
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
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.

Winter Headlights

Over winter break, we will be traveling to Browning, MT for a Headlights Immersion experience. Participants will work with kids at the De La Salle Blackfeet school and spend time with De La Salle Christian Brothers and their volunteers learning about the Blackfeet culture and Catholic social teaching. Register

Italy Pilgrimage

Join Fr. Marc Lenneman in a once-in-a-lifetime experience as Campus Ministry leads you on a pilgrimage to Italy! We'll visit Assisi and Rome together.

  • Dates: May 13-26, 2019
  • Cost: Approx. $2750
  • Deadline: Application, Essay, and $750 Deposit Due by Dec 3, 2018
  • Size: 24 Students

If you are interested, go to the Via TRM app, build your student profile if you haven't already, and then scroll down to "Italy Pilgrimage". Space is limited so check out the app and get moving!

Catholic Campus Ministry Vocations Retreat

On October 26-28, 2018 college students from across our Diocese, will gather in at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish in East Helena, MT, to learn about and explore a variety of vocations, begin to discern God's specific vocation for each of them, and learn from real-world examples of how they may live out their own personal spiritual vocation in their every-day life. The cost is free - register online here

Our Mission

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.