As a faith based university rooted in the Catholic tradition, Holy Names University empowers Campus Ministry to provide a pastoral presence for HNU students, faculty and staff that promotes spiritual growth and care for others through liturgy, service, retreats, faith formation and interfaith services. Campus Ministry creates an atmosphere of reflection, through events and services, which enables all community members to grow in and deepen their own spiritual journey. We embrace the special charism of the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and strive to animate the core values at the heart of the university.
We welcome everyone to participate in our various program offerings:
- Sunday and Daily Mass
- Interfaith Prayer, Meditation & Faith Sharing
- Sacramental Preparation and Initiation
- Faith Formation
- Spiritual Direction
- Service, Justice & Peace Opportunities
- Community Building
- Social Activities
Please check this site and our blog often, so you can get the most up-to-date information about upcoming events and opportunities!
Campus Ministry is a collaborative effort that encourages student participation. We welcome you to come join us as a member of a ministry team. The Worship Team creates inviting and meaningful campus liturgies, and other forms of prayer, worship, and ritual, including faith-sharing other small-group gatherings.
The Peer Ministry Team creates an atmosphere of welcome and hospitality for students who drop into Campus Ministry and bring this spirit to all other areas of the HNU campus and beyond. In addition, Peer Ministers are involved in inviting and welcoming HNU students, faculty, and staff to Campus Ministry related programs, events, and liturgies, and in fostering an ongoing community of acceptance for all at HNU.
The Service, Justice, and Peace Team collaborates with appropriate constituencies, such as The Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement, in supporting and providing a variety of service and justice opportunities.
The Interfaith Team, which is comprised of students, staff, and faculty, meets on a monthly basis to discuss pertinent topics and themes, as well as to coordinate at least one campus-wide interfaith event per semester.
We provide training and other resources for those who are involved in student ministries, including Gifts Discernment workshops. Students may also earn up to 3 units, toward the general education requirement in Religious Studies or for RLST majors. Course may be repeated for credit (additional opportunities for Independent Study).