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Encountering Faith; Transforming Life

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Happy Callings StudentsThere are so many ways to get involved with Campus Ministry! Explore the links to the right to help you get started.

Dia de los Muertos


This Fall, Campus Ministry is continuing our celebration of Día de los Muertos and November, the month of remembrance, with several traditional altars throughout campus. The Altar de Ofrenda is a Mexican tradition that serves to remember, celebrate, and pray for our beloved dead. These are often found in churches, homes, and cemeteries, and feature many elements such as photographs, personal effects, favorite foods and drinks, candles, incense, and flowers. Each element is meant to guide the spirit of the loved one, and to serve as an offering. 

From October 19th - November 13th, altars will be in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, the Adele Center, Campus South, the Multi-Ethnic Engagement, and Education Center (MEC), and residence halls chapels in Marycrest, Marianist, Founders, Stuart, and VWK. We are encouraging all members of the UD community to participate by submitting photographs of family members or friends who have died. You can submit a picture here or photographs may be dropped off at the altar of choice or at the main office in Liberty Hall. Other activities:

  • You can learn more about Dia de los Muertos. 
  • Dia de Los Muertos Spoken Word, Submissions accepted October 19 – November 10, Online
    This year we are giving students the opportunity to honor their loved ones and those we have lost this year with words, songs, and poetry. Please submit a video of your work through this google form
  • Evening of Reflection, October 29th, 8:30pm to 9:45pm, Zoom
    This event is a time for students to "gather" together and learn more about the celebration of life known as the Day of the Dead. Students will be able to pick up supplies to join in a painting of a calavera (skull) as well! You can register here

¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!

Faith/Mission 10.30.20
Solemnity of All Saints

Just like our relatives, the memory of the Saints and their spiritual presence is available any time we recall them.

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The University of Dayton has always shown incredible generosity in giving back to the community through the Thanksgiving Food Drive. This year Campus Ministry-Center for Social Concern will be conducting the drive virtually. We are partnering with The Foodbank, asking our faculty, staff and students to make monetary donations at The Foodbank site. Make sure that in the section “How Did You Hear About the Foodbank?” you select University of Dayton Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Join us on a Virtual Breakout

Virtual Breakouts will be held in January 2021. Find out about the new El Salvador e_Encounter and check back often as new opportunities will be added.

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Explore Retreats

Campus Ministry is offering a terrific selection of Retreats for the Fall semester. Whether you would like to be involved with scheduled virtual group activities or a personal, on-your-own schedule, Campus Ministry has a retreat for you.

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What's Your Story?

Campus Ministry's Christian Leadership, Vocation and Retreats team has launched a new podcast, "Sacred Stories". This bi-weekly podcast will engage a member of the UD community to share an excerpt from a sacred text and how an experience from their life intersects or parallels that text.

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Religious Accommodations at the University of Dayton

"As the semester unfolds, we want to remind everyone that students, faculty, and staff celebrate important religious holidays spanning many different faith traditions." Find out more about how we support the many different faith traditions represented here in our campus community.

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Campus Ministry is Here for You

We are here to assist you, listen to you and support you. Whether you want to find out about retreats and small journey groups to enhance your spiritual life, have a great idea for a faith and/or service club, need direction to organize a social justice event or just want to talk, we are here!

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Current Liturgy Schedule

View the current liturgy schedule and register to attend Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.

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Service 10.14.20
More Kindness than Expected

"On most days, I feel as if I am learning almost as much as I am teaching." Curious about what it's like to spend a year after graduation in service?  Read about 2020 graduate Lexi Hays and her current experience at Amate House in Chicago.

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Faith/Mission 08.18.20
The Stories of Our Lives

...each of our stories is unique, continually unfolding, and worthy of respect; that we must be gentle and careful with another’s life stories and not assume we know either the beginning or the end of anyone’s story.

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Faith/Mission 06.12.20
Fall Semester: Be Like a Brook

Change. Uncertainty. Apprehension.  What will Fall semester look like at UD? How will physical distancing affect our sense of community?

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We should not let it be said that George Floyd died for no reason. We should honor the sacrifice of his life by removing racism and hate from our hearts and renewing our commitment to fulfill our nation’s sacred promise — to be a beloved community of life, liberty, and equality for all.

Archbishop José Gomez

President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Resources to Help Us Pray Together When Apart

Guided prayers and reflections, the University of Dayton Psalter and other faith resources.

Faith Resources
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University of Dayton Selected as a Top School for Service

University of Dayton, Campus Ministry and the Center for Social Concern have been selected by the Catholic Volunteer Network as one of their 2020 Top Schools for Service.

University of Dayton Selected as a Top School for Service

Students  performing service

University of Dayton, Campus Ministry and the Center for Social Concern have been selected by the Catholic Volunteer Network as one of their 2020 Top Schools for Service.

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary During Coronavirus Pandemic 

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen. Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.


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