Sacramental wine


Senior Mass -
Sunday, May 3 - 7 p.m. at the Abbey Church. Blessing and distribution of St. Benedict medals to all present graduating students.

Sacrament of Reconciliation -
Sundays before Mass: 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. in the monastic reconciliation room. Also available by appointment.

Uprising - (prayer, praise and song) Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Burton Addition

Residence Hall Mass -
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. in the Burton Addition

Rosary prayer group -
Thursdays at 9 p.m. in the Spangler prayer room

Contact information

Jonathan Dwyer, M.T.S., M.A.
Director of Campus Ministry
Office phone: 360-412-6152

Liturgy and prayer services

Faith is a cornerstone value for Saint Martin's University. Saint Martin's University is Catholic and Benedictine - a faith based institution of higher learning. Saint Martin's has been explicitly founded and is intentionally rooted in the spirituality of Saint Benedict of Nursia. This spirituality finds its energy and identity in the Rule of Saint Benedict - a document that insists God is to be known, experienced and loved in the context of community and in the daily events and routines of our lives. It is this spiritual vision that motivates and drives Campus Ministry at Saint Martin's University.

Campus Ministry Mass

Celebrating the Mass is the central act of worship for the Catholic Church. Our student led Campus Ministry Mass is celebrated in the Abbey Church on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Fr. Peter Tynan, O.S.B., our university Chaplain, is our principal celebrant and preacher. Music is led by our liturgical choir under the direction of Mr. Darrell Born. All are welcome to join us.

Residence hall Mass

Weekday Mass is celebrated in the Burton Hall Addition on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.

Monastic prayer services

Morning prayer, noon day prayer, Mass, and evening prayer are offered daily in the Abbey Church. For additional information see the full schedule of Abbey prayer services.


Uprising is a student led, ecumenical Christian worship service that employs music, scripture and spontaneous prayer as a way of strengthening our faith community. Uprising meets on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Burton Hall addition. Please contact our coordinator David Ward for more information. All are welcome.


Students meet for the recitation of the rosary on Thursdays at 9 p.m. in the prayer room in Spangler Hall.

Non-Catholic worship

In the Lacey-Olympia area, there are houses of worship for Protestant and Orthodox Christians and for many other religious communities as well. Please stop by the Campus Ministry office in Old Main Room 201F if you would like more information.