As a Catholic, Jesuit college, Le Moyne Campus Ministry addresses the religious and spiritual needs of the whole community. An attitude of respect is encouraged among all religious traditions represented by the Le Moyne population. All are welcome to come to Campus Ministry where they can relax and find a trusted place where both religious and spiritual concerns can be addressed. Students are invited to become involved in our liturgies, opportunities for prayer, retreats, service trip experiences, local service activities, and social justice programs.
The Campus Ministry office is located in the Panasci Family Chapel. In addition to the Campus Ministry office, the Panasci Family Chapel includes two chapels (the large Madonna della Strada Chapel and the smaller Shanahan Chapel), an interfaith meditation room, and the Drescher Community Room.
Proud of our faith, Campus Ministry provides opportunities for a vibrant Catholic religious life on campus. Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated on campus on Sundays and weekdays, and there are opportunities for the celebration of all the sacraments. Students and staff are invited to serve as liturgical ministers and to sing in our Chapel Choir. In addition to Catholic Masses and services, a Protestant Worship Service takes place each Sunday during the school year.
Enriched by the Jesuit tradition of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Campus Ministry offers many opportunities of spiritual retreats, especially on weekends. Retreats offered to students include the Kairos retreat, special retreats for men and for women, and a first year student retreat.
Challenged by Catholic Social Teaching, Campus Ministry offers opportunities for individuals and groups to get involved in service to the local Syracuse area community. The Alternative Break Program provides national and international service and learning opportunities for the students, faculty, administrators, and staff of the College. Recent trips have gone to New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York City, Buffalo, West Virginia, Kenya, and Ecuador. The goal of the program is for participants to deepen their relationship with God through sharing in the lives of those living in poverty through short-term service projects and living experiences.
Recalling the desire to grow as “men and women for and with others,” students can deepen their relationship with God through consciousness-raising activities that challenge them to integrate their personal values with the call to justice. Amnesty International, Habitat for Humanity and the Ignatian Teach-In are just a few of the social justice programs sponsored by Campus Ministry that embody the hallmarks of a Le Moyne College education.