RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meets at 8 p.m. on Sundays in the Student Services conference room (OM 201H)
Uprising (prayer, praise and song) meets at 8 p.m. on Mondays in the Burton Addition
Residence Hall Mass is celebrated at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Burton Addition
Jonathan Dwyer, M.T.S., M.A.
Director of Campus Ministry
Office phone: 360-412-6152
The Rule of Saint Benedict insists that the spiritual life
is best lived out in a careful balance of prayer, work, and study.
An important aspect of work in the context of Campus Ministry is
service that seeks to establish justice. The body of documents that
comprise the social teaching of the Catholic Church provide us with
a road map and our marching orders for promoting social justice.
Campus Ministry's goal in doing service is to proclaim the Kingdom
of God by announcing good news to the poor and working towards a
HANDS of Campus Ministry (Helping All and Doing Service) is an
official student club recognized by the
Associated Students of Saint Martin's University (ASSMU). HANDS
works closely with Campus Ministry to organize service projects,
including including collecting and distributing Christmas presents for
local foster children. Contact our president,
Kierstyn Clubb, to find out how you can get involved.
Campus Ministry provides meals (donated by
Bon Appétit) and volunteers for the Olympia Community Kitchen on the
first Friday of each month. Contact our coordinator,
Sarah Lillegard, to find out how you can get involved.
Campus Ministry co-sponsors service immersion trips to various sites
throughout the year. Projects have included weekend trips to Tacoma,
Washington and Portland, Oregon.
Campus Ministry works together with the
Office of Intercultural Initiatives and the
Office of Service Immersion Programs to
sponsor the “Alternative Spring Break Yakima Service Trip”. Students
participate in a spring break service immersion trip to Yakima to
learn about the realities of migrant farm workers and Native
Americans in the Yakima area. We partner with Catholic Charities
Housing Services of the Diocese of Yakima. Participating students
read Acts of Faith by
and experience this service trip as in interfaith event.
Prior to going on the trip, students organize a campus-wide drive to
collect items needed by the farm worker and Native American
communities in Yakima. On the collection day students have an
opportunity for faith sharing and reflection on their own faith
positions and how this relates to providing service to the human
Saints for Life of Saint Martin’s University (SFL of SMU) is a
student-led organization with the mission to end what violates the
sanctity of life by identifying the issues of abortion, euthanasia,
embryonic stem cell research, and infanticide. SFL is an official
student club recognized by the
Students of Saint Martin’s University (ASSMU). SFL provides
volunteers for the Archdiocesan Mass for Life held on the Saint
Martin’s campus in January and participates in the March for Life at
the Statehouse in Olympia. Contact our president,
Constance Uribe, to find out how you can get involved.