Campus Ministry offers several opportunities and venues, throughout the week, for students, faculty and staff to come together in worship, reflection and fellowship. In addition to Community Wednesday’s and our Catholic Spirituality Night, we collaborate with student and faculty groups to offer diverse, ecumenical programs around campus. Such efforts include: Soup and Substance, a prayerful gathering for food and reflection on a theme of the Lenten season, Finding God in the Movies, which explores faith in the context of cinema, and various dormitory programs involving Ignatian Spirituality, domestic and international service experiences, and social justice issues.
This fall semester we’re planning on hosting first-year student gatherings, music events featuring musicians from the Le Moyne community, and film viewings with discussions to follow.
Spiritual direction is available to all members of the Le Moyne community. Rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, spiritual direction is offered by experienced, professional lay and religious ministers.
Our resident chaplains serve as an immediate resource for students; through dialogue and spiritual conversation, general support, and presence. Resident Chaplains make themselves available to accompany the students in their journey as maturing women and men, and to cultivate the spiritual life of each floor and dormitory.
We recognize and celebrate the fact that the Le Moyne community expresses its faith through many different religious traditions. Presently, our office works intimately with the Muslim Student Association of Le Moyne College and has collaborated with the MSA’s of Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University, the Muslim American Society and other local Muslim communities, to host a number of events raising awareness of Islamic concerns locally and abroad. Our intimate relationship with these Muslim communities, and our desire to reach out to the entire Le Moyne community resulted in the establishment of a Prayer and Reflection room, located adjacent to the Shanahan Chapel, and the re-appointment of the Drescher Community room, which now holds works of art from the Jewish, Christian, Buddhist and Islamic traditions. We remain strongly committed to the ideals of freedom of religious expression and interreligious dialogue.
We recognize religious diversity as a cause for celebration, and seek to cultivate this conviction on campus.
Campus ministers are trained professionals who are available for the psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs of faculty, staff and students. Issues discussed in pastoral counseling include family, academic, work or peer relationships, sexuality, morality, faith development, grief, alienation and loneliness, self-esteem and depression. All sessions are strictly confidential.