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 2023

Masses will be held at the Chapel of Mercy in Busse Center throughout the year.

Our Weekly Schedule:

Sunday | 7:30 PM
Tuesday | 2:00 PM
Thursday | 7:30 PM

We also offer morning prayer every Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM in the Chapel.

Special Dates to Note

Saturday, September 23 at 4:00 PM | Alumni Mass
Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 PM | Spanish Mass
Wednesday, October 18 at 4:00 PM | Nursing White Mass Prayer Service

What is this? The Nursing White Mass dates back to the late 1800s. It is named after the white lab coats traditionally worn by health care professionals, and is often held on October 18—the feast day of St. Luke.

Within the Catholic tradition, there is also a Red Mass for legal professionals, Blue Mass for first responders, Gold Mass for scientists, and Olive Mass for hospitality professionals. We are excited to bring this tradition to our campus so our nursing students and alumni can gather together in prayer and receive a special blessing.

Wednesday, November 1 at 2:00 PM | All Saints Day–Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 PM | All Souls Day
Thursday, December 7 at 7:30 PM | Immaculate Conception–Holy Day of Obligation


Students, faculty, staff and community members of all faiths (or no faith background) are invited to Mass at Mount Mercy University. 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.