Edmundite Campus Ministry
Saint Michael's College was founded by the Society of St. Edmund. The core Edmundite values of social justice, education, spiritual renewal and ministry are expressed throughout the college, but importantly through our Campus Ministry.
As a Roman Catholic college, we're committed to help students, staff, and faculty reflect on and celebrate the spiritual and religious dimensions of their lives. We welcome all students who want to explore how thinking and talking about God, values, responsibility to others, the nature of life and the question of a soul can be an important part of education and personal development.
From retreats and spiritual counseling to VITA peer ministers and MOVE volunteer opportunities to programming through the Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice, we offer many ways for students to explore their spiritual beliefs and serve the community.
Dear Fellow Alumni, Parents and Friends,
The attacks at the Boston Marathon once again reminded us of our vulnerability and exposure to evil in the world. Violent acts that seem to be prevalent overseas have once again struck in the heart of our homeland. Boston is the home and/or workplace of many members of our Saint Michael's College family.
On Tuesday, April 16, our College Community gathered for the 11:30 a.m. Mass to remember those who were killed and injured by the bombings. Later at 4:30 p.m., we gathered again in the Chapel for a prayer service praying for peace in the world and for the healing of our sisters and brothers in Boston. We prayed for those who died, those who have been injured and those who now grieve and were shaken by these senseless attacks.
During our liturgies in the Easter Season we hear the risen Jesus often say "Peace be with you" to his frightened friends and followers. Let us pray for the peace of the risen Christ now for all those suffering and in need of healing. Let us pray too for peace in the world that someday there will be an end to such acts against innocent life.
Easter is a time for hope as we ponder the resurrection of Jesus and the promised eternal life of all our loved ones who have died. May this hope be our consolation in this time of despair. If you wish for us to pray for particular friends or family members who were hurt in Copley Square, please email me directly at email@example.com.
God bless you and may God be with those in their hour of need.
Rev. Brian J. Cummings, S.S.E. '86
Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry
May & June - 11:00 a.m.
July & August - 10:00 a.m.
Please note the 7:00 pm Mass will resume August 25, 2013.
Please note the 11:00 am Mass will resume September 8, 2013.
Weekday Mass Schedule
4:30 p.m. Monday
11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday
Find the Mass schedule for other parishes in Vermont at the Vermont Catholic Masses website.
Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. at the Back Altar.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. at the Back Altar.
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Evening Prayer with Society of St. Edmund
||Nicolle Hall Chapel
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Fourth Sunday of each month after each Mass or by appointment any time.
Edmundite Campus Ministry Mission Statement
The mission of Edmundite Campus Ministry at Saint Michael's College is to share the Good News of the Gospel with the College community by facilitating encounter with Jesus Christ. We do this through the celebration of the Church's Liturgy, in programs promoting knowledge of the Catholic faith, by developing ecumenical and interreligious relationships, and providing retreats and other opportunities for personal spiritual growth.
The Catholic and Edmundite tradition upon which the College was founded is grounded in the conviction that all women and men are created in the image and likeness of God providing a special dignity unique to each person. Such dignity requires human life to be respected in all of its stages recognizing that we are all children of God.
Therefore, in its pursuit of furthering the Reign of God, the Edmundite Campus Ministry staff seeks to interact with and support every member of the College community in their search for Truth, contributing to the "enhancement of the human person and to the advancement of human culture in light of the Catholic faith."
Primarily composed of undergraduate students, the Saint Michael's College Liturgical Choir and Ensemble also proudly includes members from the wider worshipping community. The main function of the group is to facilitate sung prayer.
Under the direction of Jerome Monachino '91, the group is characterized by an original, eclectic musical style utilizing African, Latin American, and Irish flavors to compliment traditional hymn singing. The Liturgical Choir celebrates prayer in song at most Sunday liturgies and at all major feasts of the liturgical year.
For more information, please contact Jerome Monachino.
Click to watch Rev. Brian Cummings, S.S.E. Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry and Jerome Monachino, Director of Liturgical Music, discuss music ministry, its place in the liturgy and its role in attracting students, particularly from the Catholic community, to attend Saint Michael's College.
View photos from the Liturgical Choir's 2013 Trip
Click on the links below to hear recordings from the choir:
1. Salamu Maria - "Hail Mary" (5:07)
2. Guitar Chant (1:46)
3. Jubilate Deo -"Praise God" (3:08)
4. Nkembo - "Gloria" (1:57)
5. Seek Ye First (4:52)
6. God Has Smiled on Me (2:26)
7. Ps 138 (2:49)
8. Christus Natus - "Christ is Born" (2:08)
9. Unto Us (4:41)
10. Wade in the Water (3:37)
11. Two Fishermen (4:04)
12. Walk in the Reign (4:37)
13. Salve Regina - "Hail Holy Queen" (1:46)
14. I Will Sing, I Will Sing (3:15)