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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 Programs

imageOur service programs encourage students to experience the reality of poverty first-hand and make a positive impact in the lives of people. These include MerrimAction, Hike for Hope, Thanksgiving Basket Drive, Christmas Drive, Alternative Fall Break (AFB), Alternative Winter Break (AWB), Alternative Spring Break (ASB), Merrimack in the City Day, 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

Deadline Extended:

Alternative Break Leadership Applications 

Be a leader for a program students call “life changing,” “eye opening,” and “an incredible experience at Merrimack”! Due: Friday, April 17

Jamaica International Service Immersion Application

Travel with fellow students to Kingston, Jamaica, where you will serve with the children and staff of Mustard Seed Communities. Be part of one of our newest international service immersion experiences! Due: Friday, April 17

Contact Jeffrey Wallace, X-5453 or

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


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