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Campus Ministry & Siena Service

Campus Ministry

Spiritual ministry is an important part of day-to-day life at the Mount and we count on members of Campus Ministry help to facilitate ministry at the school.

  • Ministry team members coordinate and lead worship and other spiritually-oriented activities.
  • Typical activities include planning retreats and liturgies, conducting prayer services and participating in service projects.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers serve by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to the Community during Mass.

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord during Mass and other worship celebrations. In the course of their reading, lectors are called upon to understand and interpret Scripture for the community. Those seeking to serve as lectors should be comfortable with public speaking.

Lord’s Chords Musicians

This musical group is open to all students interested in becoming more involved in the musical aspects of worship at the Mount. The Lord’s Chords, which welcomes both vocalists and instrumentalists, provides music and leads our community in song during liturgies and prayer services. Members are also responsible for selecting appropriate music based upon the scriptures of the day.

Siena Community Service

With so many opportunities available to our students, we ask that they give a little back to their community through our four-year Siena Community Service Program. This program, which is a graduation requirement, is designed to introduce each student gradually to the experience and responsibility of helping others. Ultimately, we strive to give our students a lifelong dedication to the value of service.

Each year, students are responsible for logging in a specified number of hours in community service. As a student advances in school, her number of accountable hours increases and the area of service moves from on-campus to off-campus outreach. During her senior year, each student writes about her service experience, reflecting on the impact and value of her work. The Siena Program allows our young women to use their strengths to help strengthen others. As students discover, respond to and become more personally involved with the needs of others, they come to realize that service can be a privilege which often gives the helper as much as the one she helps.

Program Ideals
Our program is based on the Corporal Works of Mercy: Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Clothe the Naked, Shelter the Homeless, Visit the Sick, Visit the Imprisoned, and Bury the Dead. The following are some examples:

  • working in a soup kitchen or food pantry
  • working in a nursing home or hospital
  • serving in parish liturgical ministries, volunteering as a Catechist in your parish
  • working at an animal shelter
  • working with those with special needs
  • participating in a summer work week in an impoverished area

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