Mission


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Mission: to provide Roman Catholic students in higher education the opportunity to be supported, educated and grow in the Faith.

Vision Statement: We believe that each person is made in the image and likeness of God and is worthy of special dignity as a result. In higher education, institutions seek to help their students grow intellectually and build leadership and career skills. We believe that spirituality is a necessary aspect of each person’s make up and attention must be paid to the student’s spiritual development in order that they grow fully as a person. The Diocese of Fall River Office for Catholic Campus Ministry seeks to ensure that opportunities for such growth to occur are available for Roman Catholics at each of the institutions within the diocese. They are: Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Wheaton College. Catholic Campus Ministry within the Diocese of Fall River will be based on the United States Bishops Conference document, Empowered by the Spirit and address the six components put forth in that document: Forming the Faith Community, Appropriating the Faith, Forming the Christian Conscience, Educating for Justice, Facilitating Personal Development, Developing Leaders for the Future.

Objectives:
        1.            Ensure that each campus with resident students as the opportunity to gather for the
                       celebration of
 sacraments.
        2.            Work to build up the Catholic Community at each campus through a student group
        3.            Provide opportunities for catechesis and faith sharing
        4.            Lectures and other speaker programs on topics of living the Catholic faith in the
                       modern world
        5.            Provide opportunities to put faith into action through community service and learn the
                       components of Catholic Social Teaching
        6.            Provide Retreats and online formation opportunities

        7.            Develop s leadership development program and work to ensure that students provide
                       the leadership to each of the Catholic student organizations.



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