Elms College students have a multitude of options to expand their spiritual life. From service trips to community service and finding a place of worship, our Office of Campus Ministry can help you along your spiritual journey.
We celebrate daily Mass in Our Lady's Chapel Monday through Thursday at 12:15 p.m. Saturday Masses are held in the Chapel at 6 p.m. There also are a number of Catholic churches and other places of worship in our local community.
Eucharistic Adoration is a time set aside for personal prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament is placed in a monstrance on the altar so that all may encounter our Lord, fully present under the appearance of simple bread. All are welcome for a time of reflection and spiritual renewal.
The Soup and Substance series is a monthly lunchtime meeting during which Elms College staff, students, and faculty are invited to share their spiritual journeys with their peers. This series, organized by Campus Ministry, has become a popular forum where the topics of faith and spirituality can be discussed in a safe, supportive, and receptive environment. Spring 2015 events scheduled:
February 24: Maureen Holland, Assistant Professor, Program Director, Social Work
March 17: Eleanor Dooley, SSJ
April 21: Caroline Murray, J.D., Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Soup and Substance are at 12:15 P.M. in the Faculty Dinning Room
The Community of St. Joseph at Elms consists of a group of faculty and staff who wish to be part of an intentional group studying the mission and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph, in combination with weaving that understanding into living out the mission of Elms College. We wish to enlarge the Community of St. Joseph so that more may come to realize their contribution in “uniting neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God.”
The Community of Saint Joseph will be offered to students beginning in the Fall 2014.
As part of our desire to connect our students with Sisters of St. Joseph, twice each semester, a group of 10-12 students are invited, along with four Sisters of St. Joseph, to share lunch and conversation together. Students are invited to “lunch with a Sister” and are given some starter questions beforehand. Questions may include, “Why did you join the SSJs?” “What type of work have you done?” “ What type of work do you do now? “ “What training did you receive? “ “How has religious life changed for you over the years?”
We are a Catholic liberal arts college founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts.