Fellowship Programs

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Journey Communities

  • Journey Communities are small groups of students who meet weekly or biweekly to build community, develop relationships, and grow in their spiritual journey. These small groups are lead by the University Ministry Intern Team which is made up of upperclassmen who have a desire to help students grow in their spirituality. 
  • If you are interested in being a part of a Journey Community please click the link below and select Journey Communities on the interest form. The University Ministry Staff will get you connected with the program
  • University Ministry Interest Form
  • If you have any questions please feel free to email Anna Lawler University Minister for Faith Formation at lawleran@udmercy.edu

Drop In Programs

Examen - Pause and Pray

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  • On Mondays at 10 a.m. students gather in the Holy Spirit Chapel on the ground level of the Student Union to pray the examen and then share in fellowship and food in the University Ministry Office

What is an Examen? 

The Examen is a style of prayer created by the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola. It is a pray that serves as a way to review your day or week, gives you a chance to make amends, and renew your heart and spirit to move forward with a sense of peace and confidence. 

 Examen Prayer Example, includes parts about Awareness, Gratitude, Review, Forgiveness, and Renewal.

What's the Tea? With Ministry

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  • On Thursdays at 12 p.m. students gather in the Holy Spirit Chapel on the ground level of the Student Union to reflect and pray about various topics from college life to what is happening in the world and then share in fellowship and food in the University Ministry Office. 
  • The Sister's of Mercy have a tradition of sharing a cup of tea in the afternoons as a part of pausing and sharing in community fellowship. What's the Tea? with Ministry is meant to serve as a time for students to pause and share space with one another.