Thomas More University is serious about making spiritual growth a top priority in order to educate the whole person: mind, body, and soul. Accordingly, TMU Campus Ministry makes available prayer, presence, and programming to students, faculty, and staff in accompanying them on their journey to reach their full human potential. While maintaining a Catholic identity, Campus Ministry embraces the mission of TMU, which is as follows:
Thomas More University is the Catholic Liberal Arts University of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we challenge students of all faiths to examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others.
There is something for every student here at TMU. The following types of programs are available:
- Retreats: Fall and Spring, sponsored by Campus Ministry
- Interfaith/ Ecumenical Prayer Programs (i.e. 9/11 Prayer for Peace)
- Faith-Formation Studies (i.e. Bible Study)
- Service Programs (i.e. Redwood, Habitat for Humanity)
- Social Outreach (i.e. taking hikes or going bowling)
- Peer Athletic Ministry Programs (i.e. pick-up game of Flag Football)
- TMU Saints for Life: March for Life, DC (by bus every year)
- FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students: SEEK; SLS: Student Leadership Summit)
- Agape Latte: Faith-Filled Conversation over Coffee, 2 times per semester; Staff/ Faculty member speaker, 3o minutes talk/ 30 minutes Q & A
- “Lunch with Padre” on Wednesday’s in Seiler Commons: Fr. Michael Hennigen, vocations committee member, or Fr. Andrew Young, Vocations Promoter, are available in Seiler Commons to speak with between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. During this time, people can relax, eat and socialize.
- Faculty/ Staff weekly Biblical Prayer Meetings: 7:30 am to 8:30 am, Wednedays
Catholic Identity is Vibrant on Campus: Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
The TMU chapel, Mary, Seat of Wisdom, now just over five years old, is the literal geographic center of campus. As explained on campus tours for prospective students: “we build on Jesus.” He is literally and figuratively at the center of campus. Many students, faculty, staff, alumni, and campus visitors spend time in the chapel anytime from early morning until late at night. A 24/7 meditation room is available in a secure environment.
The Mass Schedule at Mary, Seat of Wisdom is as follows:
11:30 am Daily Mass, M-F (no Saturday Mass)
8:00 pm Sunday Mass (during the academic school year only)
11:30 am and 5:00 pm, Holy Days of Obligation
11:30 am for Holy Days (not of Obligation)
Sacrament of Reconciliation: 7:15 pm to 7:45 pm, Sundays; or by appointment with Chaplain, Father Gerald Twaddell.
Eucharistic Adoration: (weekly, TBD for 2018-19)