Various programs are coordinated for the 10-15% of students who are Catholic on the C of I campus. Our purpose is to encourage and support students in their Catholic faith as well as to build a bridge for Catholic students into the ecumenical Campus Ministries community.
At our Thursday evening meeting we discuss and practice many of the unique aspects of Catholic faith, devotion, and living (i.e. teachings of the Catholic Catechism, Sacraments, the liturgical calendar, devotion to Mary and the Saints, certain historical events and miracles, and traditional forms of prayer).
One Sunday a month and on Holy Days of Obligation, students meet for a homemade meal and car pool to Mass at the local parish (Our Lady of the Valley). A smaller group of students carpools to Sunday morning Mass on other weeks. We hope this encourages regular Mass attendance among students and the building of great friendships as well as connection to the greater Catholic community.
We also encourage students to participate in the Catholic Treasure Valley Young Adult Ministry, a vibrant and active group with great educational and recreational activities. Experiences with friends in this community can continue well into students’ adulthood.
Connection to the greater Campus Ministries community is also a major goal. The population and demographics of the college offer a unique opportunity for Catholic students to practice ecumenism and Christian unity—to learn how to do God’s work and God’s will with brothers and sisters of other denominations, to learn how to have fruitful discussions about faith, and to come together with one voice to worship God, all while retaining their Catholic identity.
Contact Cindi Duft for more information or to get involved.