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.
The Freshman Retreat takes place September 7-9, 2018 and is a chance to spend a weekend away from campus at Legendary Lodge on Salmon Lake with members of your class. It will give you opportunities to meet new friends and reflect on how God and faith will be a part of their experience at Carroll. Register online
Our September 14-16 Sophomore retreat at Legendary Lodge is for sophomores and transfer students new to Carroll. This experience provides a weekend away from campus that focuses on faith, positive choices, relationships and quiet reflection and allows you to reconnect with one another after moving on from Guad Hall and continuing on as a class community. Register online
We would love to have volunteers to help work our upcoming Freshman and Sophomore retreats. The cost is $30/person and will take place up at Legendary Lodge. It is a great opportunity to give back to wonderful retreats that may have blessed you in the past. Register online
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.