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Edmundite Campus Ministry

campus ministry video 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.

Sunday Masses

11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Weekday Mass Schedule

11:30 a.m. and 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.

Spanish Mass

Monday, September 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, October 8th at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 5th at 7:30 p.m.

Morning Prayer

Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. at the Back Altar.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tuesday nights at 4:00 p.m. at the Back Altar (will resume in the Fall)

A message from Father Brian Cummings '86, Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry

Each Advent and Lent, a group of students, faculty and staff gather to pray and reflect on the Sunday readings of the season. We do this so that we can discover a common thread in all the Sunday celebrations rather than celebrating each Sunday in isolation. In this way we view the readings as a whole fabric, extracting a focus statement which ties them all together.

For several weeks this fall, a group of us considered the readings of the four Sundays of Advent and extracted the statement which appears on banners hanging outside on our campus Chapel, above the main lobby entrance and facing route 15. We have also printed the focus statement on a card which is readily available.

This year our focus statement is "Rejoice, for the Lord is near; let your kindness be known to all." I hope you will join us in this prayer as we prepare for the coming of the Lord on Christmas Day.

God bless you during this special time of year!

Fr. Brian J. Cummings, S.S.E. '86
Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry

Morning Prayer

7:40 a.m. Monday to Friday

Evening Prayer with Society of St. Edmund

5:10 p.m. Nicolle Hall Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Fourth Sunday of each month after each Mass or by appointment any time.

Watch the Edmundite Show

Fr. Lino Oropeza, SSE and Fr. Michael Carter, SSE attempt to educate viewers about the faith, promote vocations and help viewers to get to know the Society of St. Edmund, the 175-year-old religious order.

The program streams live at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesdays on the Society of St. Edmund’s YouTube channel.

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."

Liturgical Choir Video

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.

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)

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