The Mission of Campus Ministry at Spring Hill College:
We strive to foster a culture of Christian faith by promoting the spiritual life of students, faculty and staff. Rooted in our Catholic and Jesuit heritage, this endeavor involves the affirmation of religious belief and practice within the college including prayer, commitment to faith/justice formation, reflection and discernment. Personal counsel and spiritual direction are integral to the development of that culture.
The Focus of Campus Ministry:
Campus Ministry works to initiate innovative programs and projects for students that promote ways to enrich their spiritual life and enable them to grow in the practice of their faith. The hallmarks of Ignatian Spirituality are at the heart of our ministry - Cura Personalis, Faith that Does Justice, Finding God in All Things, Forming Responsible Leaders in the Service of Others, and Seeking the Magis. The motto of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, means "for the greater glory of God" and that motto is the core of our ministry. Students are invited to minister with us to one another as they seek to appropriate an adult faith life - whatever their religious denomination might be. All are welcome in Campus Ministry.
Liturgy: Deepen your faith
Students are encouraged to grow in their spiritual life and in the practice of their faith through involvement in the following liturgical ministries: Altar Server, Reader, Eucharistic Minister, Hospitality Minister, Liturgy Committee, Music Minister (choir member, instrumentalist) and as a Praise and Worship leader.
Spirituality: Keep your prayer life active
Students have the opportunity to deepen their faith and prayer life through ministry, outreach and service to others, including becoming participants in such groups as TAG3 (which facilitates retreats for high school students) and the Troubadours (who perform the Passion of Christ each Lent), and taking advantage of spiritual guidance/direction from our staff or the Jesuit community.
Retreats: Refocus your life
A retreat experience offers students the chance to enrich their relationship with God, to develop individually and within the context of a community. Time spent on retreat allows students to refocus their spiritual and personal lives and regain a sense of the holy in their everyday lives.
Awakening Retreats (Fall & Spring)
Commonly referred to as SHAPe ("Spring Hill Awakening Program"), these popular weekend retreats are given for students by students. They provide students the opportunity to think about their relationship with God and others. The retreat experience consists of talks, sharing, reflection, food, fun, fellowship and liturgical celebration.
A four-day on-campus retreat for students, faculty and staff designed to fit around the schedule of a busy life with times to pray, reflect on scripture and meet with a spiritual director.
This silent weekend retreat affords students time to pray with scripture and discern what God may be asking of them with the guidance of a spiritual director.
Justice: Be an agent of change
Justice and service opportunities provide students the chance to open their eyes and hearts to the poor, the marginalized and the suffering in our world. Reflection on the experiences is a major component of every activity. It is how students learn to be agents of change in our world. Students are invited to participate in many activities and programs, such as Saturdays in Service, Christmas on the Hill, International Service/Immersion Trips, and Students for Justice and Students for Life. Campus Ministry works with many other clubs and organizations to provide service opportunities throughout the year.