The Frank J. Lewis Institute for Campus Ministry Orientation will NOT be held in 2017 – –
To help shape and create an updated Orientation, the USCCB Secretariat of Catholic Education will launch a National Study of Catholic Campus Ministry in 2017. Participants will be campus ministers with responsibility for pastoral care of the campus community.
This Study will identify the impact Catholic campus ministry has on those who participate and explore the formation and practice of those who minister on campus. The bishops want to know about you as campus ministers: what shaped and formed you, what sustains you, as well as your struggles and successes on campus. The bishops also want to better understand the students you serve: what attracts them, speaks to them, and concerns them. The information we gather will help create a portrait of Campus Ministry in the U.S. for the Bishops and help in discerning how best to prepare campus ministers for ministry on campus and what resources need to be developed. The more responses we receive, the stronger our information will be. This is your opportunity to engage the bishops about campus ministry. They are listening and want to hear from you and your students.
In February, Campus Ministers will receive an email from Kennesaw State University on behalf of the USCCB with an invitation to participate in the Study. There will be a link to an online survey. You will receive a second email with a link for your students to participate in a separate online survey.
Thank you for your help in making this National Study of Catholic Campus Ministry a success.
This USCCB-sponsored Institute is designed specifically for campus ministers with 1 to 3 years of campus ministry experience.
The Mission of the Frank J. Lewis Institute is to orient new campus ministers to the profession of Campus Ministry. The goal of the Institute is to provide campus ministers with an understanding of their role in the Church’s ministry to higher education and in the evangelizing mission of the Church.
The Institute also assists with the integration of previous professional experiences with the call to Campus Ministry and helps generate new ideas and program possibilities through networking with other campus ministers.
Magdalene Riggins, Director of Campus Ministry, DeSales University
(610) 282-1100 ext. 1313