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.
The Urban Immersion program, now a part of Service & Solidarity Missions program, is organized through the Office of Campus Ministry. This program, through its student leaders, seeks to guide participants in service and prayer through day or weekend-long trips to the inner city.
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."
Service & Solidarity Missions
Service & Solidarity Missions are student-led service trips overseen by Campus Ministry during winter and spring breaks. In 2015 Service & Solidarity Mission trips celebrated their 25th year with more than a dozen domestic service trips and trips to Costa Rica and Haiti. 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 and the Merrimack Valley Assistance Program.
Christmas Giving Tree Project
Share the joy of the true meaning of Christmas by participating in our Christmas Giving Tree Project for local children in need. Each year students, staff, and faculty come together to join in this campus-wide project that gives back to our community. These gifts are distributed by Catholic Charities to families in need throughout the Greater Manchester area.
Post Graduate Service
There are many opportunities for long term service, both domestic and abroad, upon graduating from Saint Anselm. We have had dozens of recent alumni volunteering their time after graduation. We have had a nursing major serve in a free clinic in San Diego, an education/spanish major teach at an inner city school in Chicago, and a history major build homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, 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 Andy Fellows, Assistant Campus Minister at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 641-7442 for more information or to register. Space is limited.
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 Andy Fellows at email@example.com or (603) 641-7442.