Prayer & Fellowship
Christian Life Communities (CLC)
CLCs are small groups of students that meet for one hour each week for prayer, community and service. Rooted in the spirituality of St. Ignatius, CLCs are communities discerning mission: at their best, members of CLCs become friends in the Lord and grow to become who they truly are before God.
CLCs are led by trained student leaders or Campus Ministry staff, and meet at various times that are convenient to students. For more information contact Bill Kriege at 816-501-4855.
Pasta and Prayer
While school is in session, we gather every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Mabee Chapel then walk to the Campus Ministry Center (5134 Forest) for dinner. We begin with a half-hour of prayer. The prayer takes various forms and may include Mass, guided meditation, Taize, shared reflections, Stations of the Cross and even a reflection on pumpkin-carving! After prayer, we enjoy one another’s company around the dinner table.
We hope you are able to join in, if not every week at least when your schedule allows! Even those with night classes at 5:30 or 6 p.m. on Tuesdays are able to attend for both the prayer and the pasta. Contact Cindy Schmersal at (816) 501-4303 for more information.
The Campus Ministry staff is available to students, staff and faculty who want to discuss, on a regular or occasional basis, issues relating to their faith journeys in a safe, open and confidential manner. For more information contact Campus Ministry at 816-501-4063.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola
The inspiration and source of "all things Jesuit," the Spiritual Exercises is a process of prayer and discernment designed to "lead a person to true spiritual freedom so that any choice or decision is made according to an ordered set of values rather than according to any disordered desire." Throughout the school year, participants meet regularly with a director at a time convenient to their individual schedules. For more information contact Maureen Henderson at 816-501-4869.