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center for campus ministry

the center for campus ministry provides the mount community with opportunities to cultivate a mature spiritual life. campus ministry is one of the largest student life groups on campus with over 20 clubs and ministries and over 60 student leaders.

rooted in our catholic identity and embracing students of all faiths and christian denominations, campus ministry encourages the integration of faith, vocation and leadership in the lives of students.


mass, holy hour and confession locations and times have been updated for the fall.

view mass locations and times

sacrament of reconciliation

for the sacrament of reconciliation, please set up an appointment with the center for campus ministry.

share your prayer intention with us

IC Chapel at Mount St. Mary's University

please send us your personal intentions to be included in the intentions for the daily rosary.

share your intention

the center for campus ministry would love to talk to you about coming to the mount. email or call us at 301-447-5223.

hours and location

mon.-fri. 8:30-a.m.-5 p.m.
151 mcgowan student center

growing in faith

fr.-moran-in-ic-chapel-at-altar.jpgcampus ministry staff are here to support students as they grow in their faith and navigate college life.

ministries and student outreach

we also have various outreach and ministries that focus on: faith formation and evangelization, spiritual growth and vocation, liturgical ministries, justice and human dignity awareness, and fellowship.

for wedding ceremonies, contact campus ministry coordinator theresa maag at or 301-447-5083.

the mount also offers several options for receptions in our modern and flexible venues. learn more about receptions at the mount.

faith formation and evangelization

focus (fellowship of catholic university students)

focus, one of the fastest growing ministries on college campuses, specializes in leading small group bible studies and peer to peer mentoring. you can grow in your relationship with jesus christ and his church, and respond to the call of the "new evangelization."    

interdenominational ministry (idm)

idm brings students of various christian denominations together for opportunities of faith, worship, and fellowship. this ministry leads bible studies and provides opportunities for a weekly worship service.

join us sunday at 4:30 p.m. in lower mcgowan plaza.

rcia- rite of christian initiation of adults

classes on catholicism: participants who want to learn more about the catholic faith; have the opportunity to be received into full communion in the church.

for more information please email brendan johnson or call 301-447-5228.

campus ministry seminarians

seminarians are assigned to work with the center for campus ministry as part of their formation to the priesthood.

current campus ministry seminarians are deacon robert murphy, jacob ramos, esteban mallar and ray caturla.

sports chaplains

seminarians appointed by the seminary rector who are assigned to sports teams to foster prayer and fellowship.

our current head sports chaplain is deacon ben landrigan.

freshmen connect

spend 15 minutes to connect with other freshmen and find out what everyone is doing on campus. a great day to end the day in prayer and fellowship. monday and thursday 10 pm via zoom. email us to join!

interested in learning more about connecting with our faith formation groups?

email the center

spiritual growth and vocation


the center for campus ministry offers ten annual overnight or weekend retreats you can participate in. each retreat presents an opportunity to grow in your faith and relationship with the lord. our student leaders plan, coordinate and lead each one of these impactful retreats, which include pre-orientation mountward bound, fall and spring men's and women's kairos retreats, switchback/outdoor retreat, junior and senior retreat, spring service retreat with osj and leadership retreat.

marian prayer group: militia immaculata (mi)

inspired by st. maximilian kolbe, mi students and seminarians grow in their knowledge and love of their faith through devotion to mary. join the group at a regular meeting for spiritual talks, formation and prayer.

eucharistic adoration

with campus ministry you'll also find weekly opportunities for prayer before the blessed sacrament.

men’s and women’s discernment

here you'll find opportunities to dine with priests and religious brothers and sisters, and find additional opportunities for regular prayer, spiritual direction and silent retreats.

interested in learning more about opportunities for spiritual growth?

email the center

liturgical ministries

want an amazing opportunity to get closer to god and serve in his church? campus ministry coordinates and prepares all chapel mass services with the help of student leaders like you. here are some of the ways you may wish to contribute.

*please note that guidelines of the catholic church require that only practicing catholics can serve as lectors, altar servers, extraordinary ministers, and sacristans.*

music ministry

join the student lead music during the sunday and designated weekly night masses. both singers and instrumentalists (brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, keyboard and guitar) are welcome, with rehearsals are wednesdays and sundays in the ic chapel.

greeters / ushers

greet worshipers as they enter the chapel, distribute bulletins, receive the offertory collection and organize the offertory presentation of the gifts.


proclaim the scripture readings and announce the general intercessions (petitions) at mass.

altar servers

assist the celebrant at masses.

extraordinary ministers of holy communion

assist in the distribution of the body and blood of christ.


prepare for the celebration of mass and assist in the organization of the sacristies in the three chapels on campus.

interested in learning how you can contribute to chapel mass services?

email the center

justice and human dignity awareness

mount students for life

mount students for life sponsors spiritual and educational activities to promote respect for the gift of human life from conception to natural death. with this group you will have the chance to help organize the university’s participation in the annual march for life in washington, d. c., volunteer at pregnancy centers and sponsor educational opportunities to respect life at all stages.

knights of columbus

this catholic men's organization focuses on serving god, the catholic church and nation.

interested in learning more about our justice and human dignity groups?

email the center

events and activities

the social activities of campus ministry are intended to provide you with opportunities to help build community on campus. we offer a variety of activities that are open to all mount students, including exciting day and overnight trips, social gatherings, retreats, conferences, prayer meetings, meditations and other spiritual growth opportunities.

mass cards of mass intentions

have a mass said for your loved one

a cathoic mass card offering a mass for a special intention for the living or the soul of the deceased can be purchaced at the center for campus ministry. email us, call 301-447-5223 or visit the center to learn more.

here for you

rev. martin moran

rev. martin moran

director of campus ministry and university chaplain

brendan johnson

brendan johnson

Assistant Director for Campus Ministry & Social Justice

theresa maag

theresa maag

campus ministry coordinator


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