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:
- Forming the faith community
- Appropriating the faith
- Forming the Christian conscience
- Educating for justice
- Facilitating personal development
- 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.
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 on the form to the right 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.
Siena Heights Theological Studies Program
Siena Heights University, 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 or on the Ministry Formation page. Contact Bert Schomberger (517-342-2521) or Amy Decker if you have questions or are interested in this program.
Siena Heights University Campus Ministry
1247 East Siena Heights Drive, 49221
Director of Campus Ministry: Rev. John Grace
110 S. Madison St., Adrian MI 49221
Renee Collins, Adviser, AC Catholic Student Association
Telephone: 517 673 1935
St. Mary Student Center
331 Thompson Street, 48104-2295
Serving University of Michigan: Rev. Ben Hawley, SJ
St John the Evangelist Church and Student Center
327 M.A.C. Avenue, 48823
Newman Center office at St. Michael Church
609 E. Fifth St.
Flint, MI, 48503,
Outreach to various campuses and parishes responsible are:
St. John Vianney Parish
2415 Bagley St.
Flint, MI 48504-4613
Rev. Tom Firestone / Catholic Community of Flint serves Kettering University.
St. Michael Parish
609 East Fifth Ave.
Flint, MI 48503-1503
Rev. Tom Firestone / Catholic Community of Flint serves University of Michigan and Mott Community College, Flint.
St. Matthew Church
706 Beech St.
Flint, MI 48502-1176
Rev. Tom Firestone / Catholic Community of Flint serves serves University of Michigan, Flint.
Holy Redeemer Parish
1227 East Bristol Road
Burton, MI 48529-1128
Rev. Steve Anderson serves Baker College.
Newman Center House, The Grotto
198 Union St. Hillsdale, MI 49242
Serving Hillsdale College: Emma & Thomas King
Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church
606 S. Wisner Street, 49203
Serving Jackson Community College.
Very Rev. Tim MacDonald, Pastor of Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church works with this vicariate campus ministry outreach.
St. Mary Parish, Charlotte
115 Yale Street
Olivet, MI 49076
Home phone: 616-749-9077
Serving Olivet College
Director: Art Williams
Pastor of St. Mary Parish is Rev. Dwight Ezop
St John the Baptist, Ypsilanti
411 West Forest, 48197
Serving Eastern Michigan University, Cleary College, Washtenaw Community College
Rev. Bob Roggenbuck, Pastor St. John the Baptist