Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your chaplain?
Please see explanation; Campus Ministry is sponsored and supported by the Abbot and monks of the Benedictine Abbey on campus.
Does your institution offer Mass on campus at least on Sundays and other days of obligation?
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
About 71% of our students identify as Catholic, and of the group about 90% attend our Sunday Mass.
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students?
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
About 49%of our students identify as Catholic, and of the group about 90% attend our Sunday Mass.
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students at least weekly?
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives?
Are the altar servers at your institution’s Masses male only or both male and female?
Female altar servers are permitted, but most servers are male.
Please list the schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: the day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music, if any (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc.):
Monday 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form, traditional music
Tuesday 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form, traditional music
Wednesday 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form, traditional music
Thursday 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form, traditional music
Friday 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form, traditional music
Saturday 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form, traditional music
Sunday 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form, traditional music w/organ;
7:00 p.m., Ordinary Form, reverent praise and worship music and traditional hymns
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly?
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Monday 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Friday 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Sunday 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Impromptu confessions are always a possibility with our various monks who are priests as they walk across campus!
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly?
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
We have an Adoration Chapel that is open 24 hours a day, with Exposition from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily.
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
All students are invited to join the monks in praying Lauds, Mid-Day Prayer, and Vespers; Men’s and Women’s Households has weekly meetings and a weekly Rosary in our Lourdes grotto; Wednesday evenings, after Reposition, there is Praise and Worship in the Adoration Chapel; FOCUS runs 20+ Bible Study groups on a weekly basis; United by Praise, an evening of Adoration, praise, and reflection, and Confession, takes place once or twice each semester; students organize an annual Total Consecration to Mary as well as a May crowning; and students also organize off-campus men’s and women’s retreats at least once a year.
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually?
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
We have an (extracurricular) men’s discernment group which meets once a month and a similar women’s discernment group is forming as well. One of the monks holds frequent meetings of “Quo Vadis” which examines and reflects on discerning a vocation to the Priesthood and religious life.
If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many students participate in them each year?
About 15 students participate when the above-mentioned groups meet.
Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students, if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe.
In the past 9 years, between five and ten graduates have entered the priesthood or religious life. There are certainly many more graduates who have done so during our 135-year history!
Additional Chaplaincy information, clarification or description (optional):
A priest and a brother from the monastery assist Campus Ministry with a daily presence during the week.