I Want to Help Others

The Catholic students of UMD are involved in serving their community. Help with Confirmation, Service Saturdays, Mission Trips, and Mass Ministries.

I. Help with High School Confirmation Retreats

Keeping in line with the mission of the Catholic Church and Newman Catholic Campus Ministries, we provide college students an opportunity to share their faith with high school students preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Students willing to serve as part of these retreat teams will help lead the retreats through their witness, leading of small groups, sharing their testimony, and participating in dramas. Training is provided. Mark the dates in your calendar now! If you are interested or would like more information, contact Father Mike!

Confirmation Retreat Dates 2015-2016:

  • October 16-17, 2015
  • December 4-5, 2015
  • February 19-20, 2016
  • April 8-9, 2016

“Service Saturday is something I love to do with Newman. It allows me to help people I may not meet otherwise and build relationships with those who are serving along beside me. I also really love Mass and Meal on Thursdays. We make meals for hungry college students who come to meet Jesus in the Mass.”

-Loreena Stage

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II. Mission Trips

We will be taking Mission Trips this school year. Stay tuned!

“Newman has helped me to grow into the person i am today. and it was because individual were willing to help me. That is why i feel it is necessary that I pay it forward. I feel that i have a lot to offer and still learn, that is why serving will give me those opportunities.”

-Benedicth Ukhueduan

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III. Mass Ministries

Mass is at the center of all that we are and all that we do at Newman Catholic Campus Ministries. Members of our community are afforded many opportunities to serve in a number of capacities. Training is provided at the beginning of each semester in the following areas:

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers help to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. Training is held at the start of each semester.

Lector Ministry

Those serving in this ministry are called to proclaim the Word of God and the Prayers of the Faithful at Sunday Masses. The mission of those called to this ministry is to help members of the parish enter into the power of the Word of God.

Usher Ministry

Ushers warmly welcome worshipers at the Sunday Masses. They pass out worship aids and bulletins before Mass, collect the offering, and assist worshipers as needed.

Sacristan Ministry

Support priests and other ministers by setting up all items required for Mass. They are responsible for returning all items to proper storage facilities following Mass. The Sacristan’s ministry is to help the priest and community enter into prayer before and during Mass.

Server Ministry

Servers assist at the altar at the Masses in accordance with the norms of the Church. In a very particular way they place themselves at the service of the priest during the liturgy.

Music Ministry

Music greatly enhances the worship services and faith of our students. If you would like to share your musical gifts as a singer or instrumentalist with the Newman community please join us in this ministry.

If you would like to get involved in any of these ministries, whether it’s one or all of them, please click here to contact Nicole Hire or click here to contact Neal Smith. Thank you for being willing to serve the community!