Campus Ministry is a call to grow in relationship with God, oneself and others. Campus Ministry and Student Activities work as a team to nurture the development of religious faith and practice at Manor.
Campus Ministry is responsible for the total person . . .
People need sensitive persons who will help them gain insight into understanding and clarifying their “priorities.” To achieve this goal, the Campus Ministry Department coordinates weekly lunchtime prayer gatherings in the Chapel, as well as guided prayer meditations, on-campus evening retreats, yoga workshops, and weekend retreats at the Jersey Shore.
Campus Ministry is rooted in relationships . . .
Relationships between God and each individual; between the individual and his/her College community; between the Campus Minister and individuals who dare to fulfill themselves for our Lord’s sake. Campus Ministry works to build this relationship with God through the Divine Liturgy, which is held in the College Chapel; through the Sacrament of Reconciliation; and through our partnership with the Young Adult Ministry of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Also, a variety of spiritual and personal brochures, books, pamphlets and flyers are available on tables near the Chapel for students to take.
Campus Ministry is a call to community . . .
By coming together in the spirit of service to one another, we develop the tight bonds and common goals of a community. Campus Ministry, working through a grant awarded by the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, has started a Service Learning Initiative at Manor College. Students are offered the opportunity to work with numerous outreach programs and agencies, including PHILADELPHIA CARES, Meals on Wheels, Project Rainbow, and the Holy Redeemer Food Bank, on various community service projects suited to the student’s interests, abilities and time constraints. In addition, the Campus Ministry Pretzel Sales are a fun and delicious way to bring the campus together while raising funds to assist other student organizations.
Thomas Verni, Campus Ministry Coordinator
Father John Ciurpita, Campus Chaplain