We, the pastoral team at St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center, understand ourselves and our parish community to be missionaries to the U.C. academic community. Our mission is to inspire, challenge and support that community with the gospel message.
We carry out this mission by:
Empowering catholic members of the U.C. community with an adult appreciation of their faith tradition;
calling forth a spirit of welcome for all people, which respects and supports their uniqueness as children of God and by creating a community united both through social and spiritual activities;
gathering Catholics and interested persons for prayer, joyful and spirit-filled worship of God, educational programs, and spiritual formation;
creating a community of love which invites, nurtures and empowers those who participate to full personal development and sharing of their gifts in joyful service to building up the body of Christ;
encouraging a vision of the Church as a servant community dedicated to the works of justice, peace, and reverence for life, and providing opportunities for action on this vision;
facilitating the development of Christian leaders;
being an active presence on campus;
working with other campus ministry groups to better discern the needs of the academic community and promote the needs of the academic community and promote interfaith understanding and collaboration.