The University of San Diego is committed to supporting and enhancing the spiritual life of graduate and law students. University Ministry offers many programs and opportunities for graduate students to deepen their spirituality, to explore and understand their faith in the context of their education and career, to serve the local and international communities in a variety of ways, and to develop community with fellow graduate students here on campus.
Pastoral Care and Counseling
University Ministry offers the opportunity for graduate and law students to seek spiritual guidance and/or spend time reflecting with a companion on where God is moving in their lives. Feeling anxiety about life direction, experiencing a particular loss or wanting to find more balance are just some of the many different times that a student might meet with a University Minister. Feel free to stop by the Graduate and Law Student Commons (SLP 401) to meet with Andrew McMillin, University Minister for Graduate and Law students or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is a fun and informal way to gather together with other grad students for food, drinks and community. Each month we focus on a different topic related to our faith and our relationship with God. Join us to meet fellow grad students and grow in faith together.
Thursdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Student Life Pavilion, Rm. 401 (Grad Student Commons)
University Ministry’s various retreats are a great experience whether you want to reinvigorate your faith, discover a new community or just have some quiet time to think.
Silent Retreat-October 19-21, 2012
Men’s Retreat- November 2-4, 2012
Lenten Retreat- February 13-March 20, 2013
Inspired by the Gospel values and the Catholic Social Tradition, USD encourages students to serve with compassion, foster peace and engage in social change. In this spirit, University Ministry offers graduate students opportunities to connect with others in solidarity including Tijuana day trips and Rachel’s Women’s Center.
“Breaking Ground” Tijuana Day Trips
Come serve with us as we help with a physical work project and interact with our partner community of La Morita. In the afternoon we build relationships through home visits and visiting at Casa Memorias- an HIV/AIDS hospice facility. We complete our day by traveling to the border fence and engaging in conversation and reflection regarding border issues and human dignity. Passport required. These trips fill up fast! If interested please email Andrew McMillin at email@example.com (indicate your name, contact information and your grad program).
Saturdays (all day)
St. Vincent de Paul's Soup Kitchen
Help prepare the lunchtime meal and spend time learning about homelessness and poverty in San Diego at this downtown kitchen, the largest transitional housing program in San Diego County. A group departs USD each Thursday at 10:45 a.m. and returns by 1:30 p.m. For more information about becoming a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen contact Andrew McMillin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Romero Immersion Programs
University Ministry’s Romero Immersion Programs are designed to form hearts that long for justice, empower you to be always conscious of the poor, develop critical skills for social analysis, go deeper in your faith and to see the world with new eyes. Please join us for one of these transformative experiences.
January 13-23, 2013
Learn more about the Romero Immersion Programs.
Monday - Friday, 12:15 p.m., Founders Chapel in Founders Hall.Held year-round.
7 and 9 p.m. Founders Chapel in Founders Hall.Held each Sunday while classes are in session.
Mass for Peace:
Wednesday, 9 p.m., Founders Chapel in Founders Hall- while classes are in session.
Law School Red Mass:
During this special Mass we pray for the opening of the new judicial year. The Mass requests the guidance from the Holy Spirit for all those who seek justice and offers the legal community an opportunity to reflect upon the responsibility that is inherent in the profession.
October 1, 2012 at 6:00pm in Founders Chapel
Law School Graduation Mass:
May 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm in Founders Chapel
Graduate School Graduation Mass:
May 24, 2013 at 3:30pm in Founders Chapel
For any other inquiries or questions, please contact Andrew McMillin at (619) 260-6818 or email@example.com.