“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.’”
As the place where faith and college life meet, Peer Ministry is a space where students draw together in small-group faith communities to deepen relationships with each other, God, and the Church. 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 space to share questions, conversations, experiences, and resources, bridging campus life at college with the life of faith,
- Tools to embrace and embody a Catholic identity as individuals and communities
Student led groups meet bi-weekly to discuss different topics pertaining to their lives on campus and their lives of faith. Each group is shepherded by two student leaders, Peer Ministers, 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. It helps maintain a connection to the PC community as well as their faith life while away from the familiarity of home.
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!