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

Masses at Mount Mercy will be held on Sundays at 7:30 PM, and Wednesdays at noon. Please see below for exceptions to this scheduling and for special dates to note.

Fall Semester

  • Thursday, November 25 | Thanksgiving break - No Mass
  • Sunday, November 28 | Thanksgiving break - No Mass
  • Wednesday, December 8, 12:00 PM | Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Thursday, December 9 | No Mass
  • Sunday, December 12, 7:30 PM | Last Mass of Fall Semester

J-Term and Spring Semester

  • January | Mass at 7:30 PM every Sunday and Wednesday. Regular Wednesday scheduling will resume in February.
  • Sunday, January 2, 7:30 PM | No Mass
  • Wednesday, March 2
    • 12:00 PM | Distribution of Ash Service (Chapel)
    • 3:30 PM | Distribution of Ash Service (UC)
    • 7:30 PM | Mass
  • Sunday, March 13, 7:30 PM | Spring break - No Mass
  • Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 PM | Spring break - No Mass
  • Sunday, April 17, 7:30 PM | Easter - No Mass
  • Saturday, May 14, 5:30 PM | Commencement Mass

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.