Grow In Your Faith
We provide programs and opportunities to help you grow in your faith and connect to others through service and reflection. The Campus Ministry office is also here to serve as a source of counsel to those of different faiths. Recognizing that Villa Maria College is a diverse campus with people of different religious backgrounds, we encourage all people to pursue their own spiritual development. Campus Ministry is fundamentally committed to being welcoming and hospitable to all people in our events, worship services, and programming.
- Pastoral Counseling
- Ecumenical Prayer Services
- Scripture Study
- Eucharistic Liturgies
- Spiritual Direction
- Food Pantry
In addition to the spiritual and religious aspects of Campus Ministry, there is a great emphasis placed on peace and justice. The College is a member of the national peace organization – Pax Christi – and of the Western New York Peace Center.
The Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry is a major project sponsored by the Office of Mission and Campus Ministry. The food pantry opened in 1986 in compassionate response to student need. Gradually the pantry has expanded its services to over 1,000 individuals in the local community each month. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 AM-3 PM. The pantry is in the lower level of the Music Building.
We encourage you to stop by if:
- You’re having a problem.
- You just want to talk.
- You would like to see a member of the Clergy of any denomination.
- You need prayers for yourself or someone close to you.
Catholic? We can help if:
- You have a question about your Catholic Faith.
- You would like to arrange for a Baptism.
- You have questions about Marriage.
- You would like to prepare for First Communion, Confirmation or Reconciliation.
Mission Matters Newsletters for Students
Campus Ministry, Mission & Service Scholarship
The mission of the Campus Ministry Mission & Service Scholarships is to provide unique, rigorous, and rewarding educational experiences for students with a demonstrated commitment to community service and spiritual development through both curricular and co-curricular offerings, and to enhance the mission and core values of the College.
Full time students in one of the colleges associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to apply. First-time Freshmen students who apply to Villa Maria College and have a cumulative 80% or above academic average in high school are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Current and transfer students are required to have a 2.50 college GPA or above to apply. For initial admission into this program, students must complete an application and write an essay detailing their commitment to community service and to their spiritual development. The applicants will then be interviewed by someone from the Campus Ministry or Mission Office. The decision on who will receive these scholarships will be made by personnel from these offices in consultation with staff from admissions and financial aid.