Spiritual Life

Campus Ministry responds to the diversity of our campus by integrating faith, life, and learning within the richness of a vibrant welcoming community. Ministry works to introduce students to the heritage and values of Mount Mercy through a variety of experiences, including class presentations, orientation programs, service outreach opportunities, and special events.

About Campus Ministry

While reflecting the Catholic roots of Mount Mercy University and the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we welcome people of all faith backgrounds (and no faith background). Our programs promote faith development, spiritual life, worship, and local and global service.

In the company of your peers, you will become increasingly active in determining the commitments that will guide your life. You will immerse yourself in experiences that range from liturgical ministries and retreats to hands-on service work with those who live on the margins—from Cedar Rapids to Texas, Mississippi, and beyond. Campus Ministry also works closely with a student group called the Peer Ministry Team.

The Division of Mission and Ministry promotes, integrates, and celebrates the mission, goals, vision, and values of Mount Mercy. The work of the division highlights our Catholic identity and Mercy tradition and ensures this as foundational to all aspects of our life as a university.

Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule for Fall 2022

Masses will be held at the Chapel of Mercy in Busse Center and in the chapel at Sacred Heart Life Center. All are welcome to attend Mass with the Sisters at Sacred Heart Life Center, but when you attend Mass at Sacred Heart, please be aware that you:

  • must wear a mask;
  • must sit in the designated area 6 feet from the Sisters (this area is on the right side of the chapel and in front of the tabernacle);
  • must depart immediately as soon as Mass ends

Sunday
Sacred Heart Life Center | 10:30 AM
Chapel of Mercy | 7:30 PM
Monday | No Mass
Tuesday | Sacred Heart Life Center, 9:00 AM
Wednesday | Chapel of Mercy, 7:30 PM
Thursday | Sacred Heart Life Center, 9:00 AM
Friday | Chapel of Mercy, 11:30 AM
Saturday | No Mass

Special Dates to Note

Sunday, August 21 | First campus Mass of the semester, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 23 | Mass of the Holy Spirit, Chapel of Mercy, 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 24 | Alumni Mass, Chapel of Mercy, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 12 | No Mass (fall break)
Friday, October 14 | No Mass (fall break)
Sunday, October 16 | No Mass (fall break)
Tuesday, November 1 | All Saints (holy day of obligation), time to be determined
Wednesday, November 23 | No Mass, Thanksgiving break
Sunday, November 27 | No Mass, Thanksgiving break
Thursday, December 8 | Immaculate Conception (holy day of obligation), time to be determined
Sunday, December 11 | Last Sunday night Mass of the fall semester
Wednesday, December 14 | Last Wednesday night Mass of the fall semester
Friday, December 16 | Last weekday Mass at the Chapel of Mercy for fall semester

Campus Masses will resume during winter term, which begins January 3, 2023. The schedule is to be determined.

Other Worship Opportunities

Students, faculty, staff and community members of all faith identities (and no faith background) are invited to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist. Please join us when you can—you do not need to be Catholic!

Reflection Blog

Mission & Ministry offers weekly reflections on our Mustang Musings blog.

Peer Ministry

Peer Ministers commit and dedicate their efforts to serve God through praise, worship and service.  They encourage and enable the spiritual growth of other students and empower them with the gift of God’s merciful love.  Peer Ministers are active in their faith and encourage others to grow in their faith by recognizing and sharing their talents.  They strive to create a community atmosphere in which individuals of all roles, backgrounds, and faiths can come together and celebrate God’s presence.  The organization is made up of two distinct groups.