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United in Prayer

We unite in prayer for the family of our Theology faculty member Mary Elmstrand, who tragically lost her 27-year-old brother, Paul Elmstrand, Sunday morning. He was one of the two police officers, along with a paramedic, killed this past weekend in Burnsville. We offer our condolences to Mary and her family as well as the families of the other two men, as they grieve this terrible loss.

A Mass will be offered for Paul this Tuesday, Feb 20th at 8:00 a.m. in the Florance Chapel, which is located in the lower level of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Please join our community as we continue to keep Paul and his family in prayer.

At the 12:10 Mass on Monday, prayers were offered for all three men who tragically died in the line of duty.


Campus Ministry celebrates the diversity of faith traditions represented in our university community by meeting the pastoral and spiritual growth needs of all. Our office provides a supportive environment for students seeking to grow in faith and understanding of God, and we work to deepen our community’s commitment to spiritual growth and social justice through a variety of prayer, service, formation and educational opportunities.

As a Catholic university, we are inspired by the Gospel’s call to service and the Catholic Church’s call to ecumenism and interfaith dialogue. Our mission is to invite and encourage all to encounter the presence of God in the world. Marked by faith, hope and charity we invite people of all faiths to join us in prayer and worship as we move and act to transform ourselves and the world.

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Catholic Liturgy and Worship

Celebrate the rich liturgical life of the Catholic Tradition at St. Thomas. All are welcome. Catholic students and those interested in Catholicism are offered opportunities to grow more deeply in their faith.

Catholic Liturgy and Worship
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Religious Diversity at St. Thomas

Through our office, you will have the opportunity to connect with other people of faith through multiple programs while being nourished on your own faith journey, including: Catholic, Ecumenical, Islamic and Multifaith opportunities.

Religious Diversity at St. Thomas
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Spiritual Programming

We provide programs and events for the spiritual development and enrichment of all those in the St. Thomas community. Regardless of your faith tradition or spiritual practice, we invite you to participate and get involved.

Spiritual Programming
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Service Immersion Trips

Our VISION program provides immersive service-learning experiences domestically and abroad. Find meaningful volunteer opportunities, build community, and reflect on the connections between justice, service and spiritual life.

Service Immersion Trips
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The mission of St Thomas includes a religious element as well as a liberal arts education and public service.

A Catholic University, Vision, and Opportunities, by Terrance J. Murphy, p.9
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Iversen Center for Faith

The Iversen Center for Faith is the spiritual heart of campus, providing members of the university community with a place to gather where faith can be celebrated and explored.

Iversen Center for Faith
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Chapels and Prayer Spaces

Numerous chapels and prayer spaces, rich in history and artistic design, are available to the St. Thomas community for spiritual nourishment.

Chapels and Prayer Spaces

About Campus Ministry

Our office provides a supportive environment for students seeking to grow in faith and understanding of God. We foster connections between students of all faiths and encourage all to live their faith deeply. We are ready to help you find resources for growing in your relationship with God whether that is a retreat, student club/organizations or getting in touch with any of our chaplains or staff members.