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Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry

One in mind and heart on the way to God.”  
~St. Augustine (The Rule of St. Augustine, ch.1, vs. 2)


Rooted in the Gospels and St. Augustine of Hippo’s spirituality, we strive to get to know God and ourselves by living out our relationships with one another in community.


Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the college’s Catholic and Augustinian heritage, the Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry at Merrimack College fosters the spiritual development of the entire Merrimack community: students, faculty, staff and administrators, by helping them grow in their friendship with God and to utilize their strengths and talents in service to God’s people.  We invite all members of our community to recognize and respond to God’s call by participating in liturgies, retreats, service outreach, sacramental preparation, faith education, pastoral care, spiritual direction and other programs, in order to help bring about a world of peace, justice and harmony.  Our programs are open to members of all faiths, to enrich lives outside the classroom.

We invite you to visit us on the 3rd floor of the Sakowich Campus Center.


Retreat Experiences

All of these programs encourage students to explore, question and grow in spirituality so as to integrate faith with daily life.

Service Opportunities

imageOur service opportunities help cultivate students’ spiritual and personal growth by providing them with meaningful interactions with domestic and international communities. These include Alternative Breaks, International Service Immersion, MerrimAction, the Thanksgiving Basket Drive, the Christmas Gift Card Drive, and Sweeps Week!

Sacramental Preparation

Are you missing a Sacrament? Baptism? Communion? Confirmation?
If you are interested in more information or want to get involved next semester, please contact Cara Annese at



The Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry

  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: RT @JamesMartinSJ: Gospel: The disciples fear Jesus’ power over nature. When God does something unexpected, it prompts fear. Fear not.
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: A bittersweet day in Campus Ministry: we bid farewell to our Augustinian Volunteer, Amy (@amyrow02).…
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Hasta luego, Ecuador crew!
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Class of 2015! Still wondering what’s next? Look into a post-grad year of service. Here’s a great place to start:
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: RT @AugustinianVols: Our Lawrence, MA volunteers. Amy, Tom and Brittany. Learn more about them:
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: We’re ready for you Class of 2015! #merrimack2015
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Afternoon yoga yesterday in support of our Ecuador team who leaves one month from today! Thanks to…
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Yoga fundraiser for our immersion trip to Ecuador is TONIGHT at 5:00 in Cascia. Cash donations or gift items will be accepted for admission!
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Need a study break? Come to our Yoga Fundraiser tomorrow at 5 in Cascia! Bring along toys or monetary donations for us to bring to Ecuador!
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Congrats to the winner of our signed hockey jersey raffle, Dave Bailot! Thank you for contributing to…
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Accepted Students Day with the crew. Thanks for your help today! @merrimack
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Come stop by the office to wish everyone’s favorite employee a happy birthday week!! Happy Birthday,…
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: 1 Announcement and 1 Reminder: The Alternative Break leadership application deadline has been…
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Alternative Break Leadership applications and interview sign ups are due tomorrow, 4/10! Jamaica…
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Only one more day to apply to lead an Alternative Fall, Winter, or Spring experience. Get your apps in now!
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Interested in leading alternative breaks? Apply and sign up for an interview by this Friday, 4/17!…
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Have a wonderful Easter break @merrimack! This is a little early, but…HE IS RISEN! Alleluia!
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Only 2 more days to submit your leadership applications for international service immersion experiences!!
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: #tbt to #ASB in Almost Heaven, WV, 2015! Photo credit Kelli Readey.
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: "You were born from love, to be loved, and to spread love." - @iamkidpresident
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: “If you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt only more love.” – Mother Teresa
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: Leadership applications for Alternative Break and International Service Immersion Trips are posted! Visit to apply!
  • Twitter profile image MC_GODisLOVE: #tbt to Lenten Dinner and Discussion group "Lent: A 40 Day Journey with Jesus!" We have fun.…


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Join us for Mass

(Academic Year Only)

Sunday Liturgy

5:00 p.m.  (Academic Year Only)
Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel
Austin Hall, 2nd floor

Weekday Liturgy

Monday through Friday at 12:00 Noon (Academic Year Only)
Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel
Austin Hall, 2nd floor

*NEW* - Wednesday Evening Mass at 9:00 p.m. in the Taylor Chapel of St. Augustine - 3rd floor of Sakowich Campus Center  (Academic Year Only)


Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Taylor Chapel of St. Augustine, 3rd floor of Sakowich Campus Center (Academic Year Only)