Mission


OurPURPOSEatBristol Community CollegeCATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY

 "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20)


Campus Ministry seeks to assist the College in meeting its mission of preparing “well rounded learners” by providing students the resources for spiritual support and growth.  

Community Provide opportunities for students to gather socially and meet new people build community. Provide opportunities to learn more about the faith, as well as ecumenical and  interreligious dialogue.

 

Faith Provide opportunities for spiritual growth and discovery.  Such opportunities would include: retreats, prayer and worship, scripture reading and study, faith sharing, spiritual direction or assistance in finding a local faith community, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.

 

Service Provide opportunities for students to put faith into action in our local community through social service projects and volunteering.


United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Directive for Campus Ministry

“Campus ministry is one of the important ways the Church exercises her mission in higher education. Its goals include promoting theological study and reflection on the religious nature of human beings “so that intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth can proceed together; sustaining a Christian community on campus, with the pastoral care and liturgical worship it requires; integration of its apostolic ministry with other ministries of the local community and the diocese; and helping the Christian community on campus to serve its members and others, including the many nonstudents who gravitate toward the university.”Campus ministry gathers the Catholics on campus for prayer, worship, and learning in order that they might bring the light of the Gospel to illumine the concerns and hopes of the academic community. All the members of the Church on campus are called, according to their own gifts, to share in this ministry, guided by the professional campus ministers.” – Empowered by the Spirit (USCCB 1985)



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