Mission and Ministry Center

Welcome to the Mission and Ministry Center at Saint Mary’s College!  Come explore your faith with us today!  We extend a very special welcome to our incoming First Year students and Transfer Students!  We look forward to meeting you!  Join us for our first student-led Liturgy on Sunday, August 23, 2020!!

June 2020

Summer greetings!

The Mission and Ministry team is eagerly planning for various “landscapes” in which we will be engaging with our community, in particular our students, in AY 2020-21!  We anticipate a mix of virtual and hybrid programming and services.  We are especially excited to welcome our new first year students and transfers into the Gael Family.  Please visit our lounge (with a mask!), located next to the Chapel, any time after the start of school to learn more about ways to be involved with us!  To get the most up to date information and resources, please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook!

As a Lasallian Catholic institution, one of over 65 Lasallian colleges and universities worldwide, we work to make sure everyone on campus, regardless of how one orients around faith and religion, has an opportunity to explore their relationship with God.  This may be through liturgies and other prayer services, justice and interfaith education programs, a retreat, service experiences in LSI, living in the Lasallian Community, a meal together or simply a walk around campus with a member of our team! 

The focus on an inclusive community, a place where all feel supported on their faith journey, is rooted in the Gospel, Catholic Social Teaching and our Lasallian Mission. We encourage all students, practicing or questioning, to engage heart and mind in spiritual growth by attending an event, participating in a program or simply reaching out to a staff member or student leader. As a member of this community, you always have a companion to accompany you on YOUR faith journey

Lastly, if you are in need of any other assistance or support this summer, please contact us via email (mmc@stmarys-ca.edu) or phone (925-631-4366).  Our staff has modified hours during the summer, but we are working to have at least one of us available, Monday to Friday, 9am-4:30pm.  Please be patient, as we promise to return your calls or emails as soon as possible.  

We are here for you!  

Blessings abound,

Karin L. McClelland, SMC ’90
Director, Mission and Ministry Center

(on behalf of the entire Mission and Ministry team)


Resources and Upcoming Events:

GAELPANTRY SUMMER 2020 HOURS: The GaelPantry is temporarily relocating to the Mission and Ministry Center Lounge, found to the right of Chapel. It will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The GaelPantry is available to all students who live on or off campus, graduate or undergraduate. Please bring your student ID with you.  Keep an eye out for our new online APP...Coming Soon!!!!

GaelPantry Summer 2020 Hours

Welcome First Year and Transfer students! We are excited to get to know you, virtually and in person!

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GaelPantry Fund

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