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Campus ministry

Campus ministry stands in the relationship between the Church and higher education and performs this service using six aspects of campus ministry. These ministerial functions reflect the general mission of the Church on campus and the distinctive situation of higher education today. In her ministry, the faith community on campus must be faithful to the essential teachings of the Church and, at the same time, read the signs of the times and accordingly adapt the message of the Gospel to meet the needs of the academic community (adapted from par. #33 of Empowered by the Spirit, USCCB). These functions include:

A. Forming the faith community
B. Appropriating the faith
C. Forming the Christian conscience
D. Educating for justice
E. Facilitating personal development
F. Developing leaders for the future

As a diocesan ministry we seek to address these six functions or goals of campus ministry through a variety of programs, ministries and resources that are provided at campus ministry sites, parishes, centers and nearby parish campus ministry outreach.

Oversight of the development of campus ministry in the Diocese of Lansing is provided by the Diocesan Office of Campus Ministry with great reliance on the vision and leadership of the Lansing Catholic Campus Ministry Association. LCCMA is made up of campus ministry leaders from student parishes, centers, Newman Centers and regional and parish campus ministries.
Please review this site regularly for links to ministry sites, resources and programs that can assist you in ministering with students, faculty and families on campuses in the Diocese of Lansing.


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eritas is an opportunity for Catholics ages 18-28 to get away from the burdens of every day life to take a weekend to reflect upon their relationship with the Lord. The weekend consists of a series of talks, prayer time, and music geared toward allowing each person an opportunity to grow in holiness, while also allowing time to meet many other young adults from the Diocese of Lansing.

Veritas Retreat Application

Young adults ages 18 to 25, take your faith to the next level! The 2013 National Catholic Collegiate Conference (NCCC) will be held in Indianapolis November 21-23. Today’s college-aged and post-graduate young adults live in a secular world that battles their sacred beliefs. NCCC affirms your place in the world, presents a unique faith experience, and empowers you for the road ahead. NCCC is three days of inspiring keynotes, engaging workshops, dynamic prayer and worship, exceptional music and entertainment, networking, and gaining a deeper awareness of what it means to be a Catholic young adult today. For more information, visit  http://www.ntlccc.org/ - See more at: http://www.dioceseoflansing.org/young_adult_ministry#sthash.hEopj2FR.dpuf

Young adults ages 18 to 25, take your faith to the next level! The 2013 National Catholic Collegiate Conference (NCCC) will be held in Indianapolis November 21-23. Today’s college-aged and post-graduate young adults live in a secular world that battles their sacred beliefs. NCCC affirms your place in the world, presents a unique faith experience, and empowers you for the road ahead. NCCC is three days of inspiring keynotes, engaging workshops, dynamic prayer and worship, exceptional music and entertainment, networking, and gaining a deeper awareness of what it means to be a Catholic young adult today. For more information, visit  http://www.ntlccc.org/ - See more at: http://www.dioceseoflansing.org/young_adult_ministry#sthash.hEopj2FR.dpuf

Newman Connection for College Bound Students…

It that time of year again, when our high school graduates are preparing for University/College.  College years are a critical time for our youth with their growing in and staying connected to the Catholic faith.  Most secular Universities have a Catholic Campus Ministry.  Please check www.newmanconnection.com/locations/find.  Please go to the Newman Connection and find the Catholic presence at the University you are attending.  If you are a graduate, preparing for college – please fill out the information below and place in the collection basket.  The Newman Connection will see to it that your information gets to the Catholic Campus Ministry of the school you are attending, prior to school starting. 

 

Name (First and Last)      ______________________________

School you’re attending   ______________________________

Email Address (optional) ______________________________


Diocese of Lansing Campus Ministry Office 

Fax, 517-342-2468


Directory

ADRIAN

Siena Heights University Campus Ministry
1247 East Siena Heights Drive, 49221
Telephone: 517.264.7192
Director of Campus Ministry: Rev. John Grace
Website: http://www.sienaheights.edu/campusministry.aspx

Adrian College
110 S. Madison St., Adrian MI  49221
Renee Collins, Adviser, AC Catholic Student Association
Telephone: 517 673 1935
Website: http://www.newmanconnection.com/locations/detail/1799
 


ANN ARBOR

St. Mary Student Center
331 Thompson Street, 48104.2295
Telephone: 734.663.0557
Serving University of Michigan: Rev. Ben Hawley, SJ
Website: http://www.stmarystudentparish.org/


EAST LANSING

St John the Evangelist Church and Student Center
327 M.A.C. Avenue, 48823
Telephone: 517.337.9778
Fax: 517.337.8358
Serving Michigan State University: Rev. Mark Inglot
Website: http://www.stjohnmsu.org


FLINT

Flint area campus ministry: Newman Center office is located at St. Michael Church, serving the greater Flint area campus ministry needs, 609 E. Fifth St. Flint, MI, 48503, 810.653.4777. Directors are Deacon Michael Dear, and Rev. Dan Kogut.

Outreach to various campuses and parishes responsible are:

St. John Vianney Parish, 2415 Bagley St. Flint, MI 48504.4613. Fax: 810.235.4911. Rev. Tom Firestone serves Kettering University.

St. Michael Parish, 609 East Fifth Ave. Flint, MI 48503.1503. Phone: 810.238.2679. Fax: 810.232.6820. Deacon Michael Dear serves University of Michigan and Mott Community College, Flint.

St. Matthew Church, 706 Beech St. Flint, MI 48502.1176. Phone: 810.232.0880. Fax: 810.232.4148. Rev. Frederick H. Taggart, OSA serves University of Michigan, Flint.

Holy Redeemer Parish, 1227 East Bristol Road, Burton, MI 48529.1128. Phone: 810.743.3050. Fax: 810.743.4381. Rev. Steve Anderson serves Baker College.


HILLSDALE

St. Anthony Parish

Newman Center House, The Grotto
198 Union St. Hillsdale, MI 49242
Telephone:540.760.5262
Serving Hillsdale College: Emma & Thomas King


JACKSON

Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church
606 S. Wisner Street, 49203
Serving Jackson Community College.
Rev. John Whitlock, from Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church works with this vicariate campus ministry outrerach..


OLIVET

St. Mary Parish, Charlotte, is responsible for campus ministry outreach for Olivet College.
Director: Art Williams, 115 Yale Street, Olivet, MI 49076, Home phone: 616.749.9077, awilliams@olivetcollege.edu
Pastor of St. Mary Parish is Rev. David Rosenburg.


YPSILANTI

Holy Trinity Student Chapel
511 West Forest, 48197
Telephone: 734.482.1400
Serving Eastern Michigan University, Cleary College, Washtenaw Community College: Rev. Bob Roggenbuck, Pastor St. John the Baptist
Website: www.catholicsoncampus.org


Mother Teresa House Prayer Request

Do you wish to say a rosary for residents living out their last days at the Mother Theresa House or have masses said for those that have died there.  You are invited to find out more about and support the Mother Teresa House and to continue our prayer with them. 

 
Please download the Mother Teresa House video.

Please click here for our prayer and for instructions on how to particpate this minstry of prayer. 

 

Siena Heights University's, in partnership with the Diocese of Lansing offers a 36 credit hour program in theological studies specifically designed for the lay man or woman interested in working in church ministry or the lay man interested in pursuing the diaconate.

Additional information is available on the Siena Heights University website.  Contact Deb Amato (517.342.2512) or Karen Bailey (517.264.7690) if you have questions or are interested in this program.

See Ministry Formation Page for additional information.


Please consider International Samaritan if planning an international service trip for your college students or young adult groups. I have met with Oscar Dussan and was very pleased with their faith perspective and the charity in which they serve. St. Francis Assisi, Ann Arbor, has worked with them in the past. Peace! Love in Jesus,

Pat Rinker


Links

Busted Halo.Com
Faithful Citizenship . Campus Ministers
Faithful Citizenship . Ideas for Campus Ministers
My Catholic Voice
To See Jesus.com


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Evangelization and Lay Formation

Department Chair
Lay Ministry Formation
Deborah Amato
517-342-2512

Multicultural Ministry
Hospital Ministry
Ron Landfair
517-342-2496

Lay Ecclesial Certification
Patrick Rinker
517-342-2485

High School & Middle School Ministry
Brian Flynn
517-342-2584

Coordinator of Outreach Ministries
Persons with Disabilities
Council on Aging
Listening Ministries
Women's Ministries
Margaret Grima
517-342-2555

Administrative Assistant
Diane Arzberger
517-342-2465

Administrative Assistant
Anne Rivet
517-342-2510

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Ministry
Rose Smith

Courage/Encourage

Hispanic Ministry
To Be Filled in 2016 

Restorative Justice
Young Adult Ministry
Campus Ministry
Interim Director: Deb Amato

Youth Ministry