Peer Ministry

Seek the things that are above.

Colossians 3:1

What is Peer Ministry?

In Peer Ministry, faith and college life meet. Peer Ministry engages students in transformative experiences of prayer, reflection, and authentic Christian community. This student-to-student ministry is grounded in the formation of small-group faith communities that present students with:

  • Opportunities to form and deepen a dynamic relationship with God and other students
  • A group in which to share conversations, experiences, questions, and resources, illuminating college life with the life of faith
  • Tools to embrace and embody a Catholic identity as individuals and communities

Student-led groups meet every other week to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to their lives on campus and their lives of faith. Each group is led by two student leaders, who participate in ongoing formation to aid in their development as student leaders. Small groups are comprised of students within the same graduating class.

Started during 2014–15 academic year with a gift from Douglas and Joan Kingsley, parents of Doug Kingsley ’16, Peer Ministry has grown to offer students these opportunities of faith both as participants and leaders.

Peer Ministry Abroad

Peer Ministry Abroad is an opportunity to share in faith while studying abroad in a foreign country. Similar to a traditional Peer Ministry group, a group of juniors gathers for a full year to discuss faith and college life. The semester the group is abroad, they meet digitally instead of in person. This program functions as a great support system for juniors leaving PC for a semester, helping them to maintain a connection to their faith life and to the PC community while away from the familiarity of home.

Contact

Students interested in joining Peer Ministry or Peer Ministry Abroad are welcome to join at any point during the academic year! Stop by Campus Ministry in the lower level of St. Dominic Chapel, pop into the satellite office in Slavin (across from McPhail’s), or send Allyse Gruslin or Fr. Peter Gautsch an email!

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him,
“Come and see.”

John 1:45–47