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Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry


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Spiritual Development and Pastoral Care

 

Sacramental Preparation

Campus Ministry gathers with members of the Merrimack College community to celebrate various sacraments. 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) 

A special invitation is extended to those who are interested in becoming Catholic or completing their Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation).  The RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process of preparation utilized at Merrimack College.  Others on campus who desire to deepen their faith commitment as Catholics are also welcomed to the RCIA sessions.

In 2013, seven (7) Merrimack students took part in the Sacramental Preparation process, which was conducted through weekly meetings. Some were Baptized, received First Communion and Confirmation. Please take a few minutes to hear what their process this year: 

 

If you are interested in more information or want to get involved next semester, please contact Fr. Bill Waters, O.S.A. at watersw@merrimack.edu.

 

Pastoral Care

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) 

  • After Sunday evening Liturgy from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Sacristy of Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel, 2nd floor of Austin Hall.
  • Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Taylor Chapel of St. Augustine, 3rd floor of the Sakowich Campus Center.
  • Available at any time by making an appointment with an Augustinian Friar on campus.

 

Spiritual Direction

  • Spiritual Direction is available for those who would like to explore more deeply their faith journey or who simply want to talk one-on-one with a Campus Minister.

Pastoral Care

College life, and life in general, can be quite stressful at times.

All campus ministers are available to talk with you about anything, spiritual or otherwise.

Please do not hesitate to come to our office at any time.

Campus Ministry Office:      978-837-5450

Contact Information

For more information about any of these programs, please contact:

Fr. Bill Waters, O.S.A.
Campus Ministry
WatersW@merrimack.edu
978-837-5224

Fr. Keith Hollis, O.S.A.
Campus Ministry
HollisK@merrimack.edu 
978-837-5356