Campus ministry coordinates events and programs on campus to bring students together to discover or deepen their spiritual life through retreats, service, and other spiritual activities.
Road for Hope
Road for Hope is a modern-day pilgrimage that, in the words of the mission statement, "seeks to provide funds for the needy, strengthen the bonds in our communities, and rekindle the belief that every footstep makes a difference." Students walk for 8 days from Lewiston, Maine to the front gates of Saint Anselm College. Each day raises money for a different charity along the route.
Service & Solidarity Missions
Service & Solidarity Missions are student-led service trips overseen by Campus Ministry during winter and spring breaks. Each year over one hundred students participate in one of these trip experiences, to more than a dozen locations both domestic and abroad. These mission trips enable students to learn about Catholic social teaching while spending time living and working with those most in need.
Share the joy of giving thanks for all we have by contributing a Thanksgiving dinner basket for local families in need. Each year students, staff, and faculty come together to join in this campus-wide project that unites the College community like no other event. Baskets are distributed by Catholic Charities of New Hampshire.
In light of Covid-19 precautions, we will be collecting gift cards to grocery stores (in place of baskets) for the 2020 holiday season. Please feel free to purchase a card between $25-$50 and bring it to Campus Ministry to support our local friends who may be food insecure this season.
Christmas Giving Tree Project
Share the joy of the true meaning of Christmas by participating in our Christmas Giving Tree Project for local children and families in need. Each year students, staff, and faculty come together to join in this campus-wide project that gives back to our community. Now giving can even be done virtually through our Amazon wishlist, and shipped directly to our nonprofit partners! Please email Joycelin Raho at email@example.com to obtain the link.
Post Graduate Service
There are many opportunities for long term service, both domestic and abroad, upon graduating from Saint Anselm. In 2019, Twenty-One graduates went on to do service in locations such as: Texas, Arizona, Chicago, Washington DC, Denver, Brazil, and Cambodia, just to name a few!
Local Parish Outreach
Day retreats for middle and high school students preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will be offered on campus on select Saturdays from October to March. The day will include faith witness talks and activities facilitated by a trained team of Saint Anselm students, as well as lunch and closing Mass. These retreats are designed to build community and encourage deeper reflection. Area schools and parishes are invited to contact Fr. Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 641-7442 for more information or to register. Space is limited.
Parish Outreach and CCD programming is on hold in light of Covid-19 precautions.
Volunteer to teach religious education (CCD) at a local parish. Times and grade levels vary. For more information, or if you are a religions education coordinator seeking teachers, please contact Fr. Stephen at email@example.com or (603) 641-7442.