Campus Ministry for Graduate Students

Campus Ministry provides opportunities to graduate students to explore who they are and who God is through the three areas described in greater detail below: a life of prayer and worship, a life of service and justice, and a life of spiritual growth. For more information about Campus Ministry and how you might become involved, please contact Vinnie Sullivan-Jacques at


Prayer and Worship:A number of opportunities are offered in which graduate students are welcome to participate. They include:

  • Attending liturgies: Masses, Morning and Evening Prayer
  • Serving as liturgical and music ministers
  • Receiving the sacraments
  • Participating in Adoration, Charismatic Praise, Taize Prayer
  • Praying in the Interfaith Prayer Room in the Tinsley Campus Ministry Center
  • Receiving resources to find a parish or other worshipping community 
  • Coming to First Thursday Bagels for bagels, coffee, and tea - and fellowship – on the first Thursday of every month (September through May)


Service and Justice: Campus Ministry, through the Reach Out Center, offers a number of opportunities for service to the local Worcester community and for social justice education and advocacy. They include:

  • Participating in the Working for Worcester build day each April
  • Volunteering with a human services agency in Worcester on a weekly basis 
  • Attending CRS (Catholic Relief Services) educational activities and events


Spiritual Growth and Development: A number of Campus Ministry’s opportunities for spiritual growth are open to graduate students:

  • Participating in the annual Lenten Mini-Retreat
  • Attending Agape Latte events
  • Coming to weekly Bible study
  • Joining the Men’s or Women’s Discernment Groups
  • Receiving pastoral counseling and spiritual direction from the Campus Ministry staff, the Assumptionists, or the Religious of the Assumption Sisters 
  • Receiving assistance finding other retreat opportunities