Students, faculty, and staff of all spiritual, secular, and religious identities are welcome to share in creating a community of faith that engages in social justice.
Interfaith Prayer Room
The Interfaith Prayer Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice.
Ways to Be Involved
Every year, there are many ways for students to be involved in the spiritual and religious life of St. Kate’s.
Liturgical or Sunday Mass Ministry
We welcome volunteer lectors, greeters, and Eucharistic ministers for the Catholic services we offer each Sunday and throughout the week. Training is always available for those who are interested.
Share your musical gifts by becoming a cantor, chapel singer, or instrumentalist. This group meets every Sunday morning for rehearsal prior to 10:30 a.m. Sunday mass. Help make ceremonies even more special as a celebration singer for special events throughout the year. Contact Bex Gaunt to sign-up.
Programs and Events
The Center for Spirituality and Social Justice (CSSJ) employs full time staff and student peer ministers who work hard to provide enlightening and uplifting programming for students. We partner with other Catholic universities to offer larger retreat experiences, and offer individual spiritual direction.
Students interested in being part of a faith sharing group can join our Sharing of the Heart groups, based on the practices of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Other CSSJ events include our welcome bonfire, the wall of oppression, Food for the Soul, and service opportunities.
Celeste's Dream Community Garden
Please join us for the upcoming Celeste's Dream Community Garden season, which brings students and CSJ Sisters together to grow and learn. Opportunities abound, including planting, gardening, and informational programming. Check out the schedule to see how and when you can participate!
Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society
The Center for Spirituality and Social Justice and St. Catherine University are members of Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society.
Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
If you would like to explore receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and/or First Eucharist, St. Catherine University RCIA is here to welcome you into the Catholic faith community. This program is also for students who are already baptized in another Christian denomination and would like to become Catholic. Sacraments typically occur at the Easter Vigil each year.
During this academic year, 2021-22, the RCIA program will begin September 29. If you wish to learn more about Sacramental Preparation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Travel with CSSJ
The CSSJ also has a long tradition of providing alternative spring breaks and other travel experiences for students. In 2019, students went on a pilgrimage to Le Puy, France, the city where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet were founded. In the past, we have taken students to Denver, Kansas City, Selma, Georgia, El Salvador, Rome, and Peru.
These trips offer students a unique opportunity to witness social injustices through a lens of faith. Join us to learn about other cultures, the root causes of various social justice issues, and about how trip experiences and themes have an impact on our lives at St. Kate's.
St. Kate’s Food Shelf
Good nutrition is necessary for productive learning, and we strive to help students maintain a healthy diet. To support students who may be facing food insecurity, the CSSJ has partners with faculty and staff from across the University to run a food shelf for the St. Kate’s community.
Any student is welcome to create a bag of groceries that services their needs. We offer fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, and an assortment of other foods that will provide a balanced diet.