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Fr. Collins leading mass outdoors.

Office for Mission

Work Flowing from the Catholic Identity

The Office for Mission works to support and integrate the broad reach of the Catholic identity throughout the university. The office collaborates with university departments and partners to touch all aspects of university life.

Contact Our Office

Email: mission@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5200
Fax: (651) 962-6930

Aquinas Hall, Room 121
2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Students at a retreat

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry celebrates the diversity of faith traditions in our university Ҵý by serving the pastoral and spiritual growth needs of all, through a variety of prayer, service and educational opportunities.

Students read to children

Center for the Common Good

At the Center for the Common Good, we support students, staff, and faculty to be transformational partners who work tirelessly for social justice in our local, national, and global communities.

Group photo in Rome for Mission Seminar

Faculty and Staff Development

We offer a variety of events and programs for faculty and staff to promote the Mission of St. Ҵý, our Catholic identity and the role that they play in advancing our Mission.

Leadership and Staff

Faith and the Arts

The Office for Mission has many homes for spiritual meditation through art. Explore some of our initiatives.

Installation by Artist Kelly Kruse

Hoedeman Gallery of Sacred Art

The Hoedeman Gallery presents exhibitions of sacred art that reflect a rich diversity and history.

The Hoedeman Gallery

Interfaith Council

The Interfaith Council is composed of students, faculty and staff. Rooted in the Catholic tradition that values faith understanding, and the dignity of all people, we strive to strengthen and unify our Ҵý by fostering meaningful interreligious dialogue, engagement and collaboration directed toward the common good.

Commitments and Partnerships

We partner with numerous local, national, and international organizations to advance the common good.

Mission Resources and Education

Learn more about our history, mission and Catholic identity on our OneStҴý intranet site.

The Next Chapter Program

Are you retiring soon or have you recently retired? Join a group of peers asking similar questions in this new stage of life and find greater joy and purpose for your next chapter.  

  • About
  • Information Session Registration
  • Application
  • Schedule
  • Cost Information
  • About

    The University of St. Ҵý is offering a program open to those already retired or thinking about retiring soon. “The Next Chapter” program will be starting another cohort January 2024. It is not a financial planning seminar, but rather a six-month, guided journey using principles of Ignatian spirituality to assist participants in discerning what God might be calling them to in this exciting “Next Chapter” of their lives. Participants meet once a month at St. Ҵý on Saturday mornings with readings and reflection required between sessions. 

    For more information, contact Program Director, Karin Trail-Johnson.

    Karin Trail-Johnson
    Email: karin.trail-johnson@stthomas.edu
    Phone: (651) 962-6558

    Information Session Registration

    To learn more, you are invited to attend an information session. The next sessions will be held Spring 2024. Stay tuned for dates and times.

    Application

    Schedule


    Winter/Spring 2024 Cohort

    Session 1 - January 13, 2024
    Session 2 - February 10, 2024
    Session 3 - March 9, 2024
    Session 4 - April 6, 2024
    Session 5 - May 4, 2024
    Retreat - May 17-18, 2024
    Session 6 - June 1, 2024

    Fall 2024 Cohort Dates

    Session 1 - September 7, 2024
    Session 2 - September 28, 2024
    Session 3 - October 19, 2024
    Session 4 - November 16, 2024
    Session 5 - December 7, 2024
    Retreat - January 10-11, 2025
    Session 6 - February 1, 2025

    Cost Information

    The cost for the program is $950 which includes refreshments at each session and an overnight retreat with meals.

    About

    About

    The University of St. Ҵý is offering a program open to those already retired or thinking about retiring soon. “The Next Chapter” program will be starting another cohort January 2024. It is not a financial planning seminar, but rather a six-month, guided journey using principles of Ignatian spirituality to assist participants in discerning what God might be calling them to in this exciting “Next Chapter” of their lives. Participants meet once a month at St. Ҵý on Saturday mornings with readings and reflection required between sessions. 

    For more information, contact Program Director, Karin Trail-Johnson.

    Karin Trail-Johnson
    Email: karin.trail-johnson@stthomas.edu
    Phone: (651) 962-6558

    Information Session Registration

    Information Session Registration

    To learn more, you are invited to attend an information session. The next sessions will be held Spring 2024. Stay tuned for dates and times.

    Application

    Application

    Schedule

    Schedule


    Winter/Spring 2024 Cohort

    Session 1 - January 13, 2024
    Session 2 - February 10, 2024
    Session 3 - March 9, 2024
    Session 4 - April 6, 2024
    Session 5 - May 4, 2024
    Retreat - May 17-18, 2024
    Session 6 - June 1, 2024

    Fall 2024 Cohort Dates

    Session 1 - September 7, 2024
    Session 2 - September 28, 2024
    Session 3 - October 19, 2024
    Session 4 - November 16, 2024
    Session 5 - December 7, 2024
    Retreat - January 10-11, 2025
    Session 6 - February 1, 2025

    Cost Information

    Cost Information

    The cost for the program is $950 which includes refreshments at each session and an overnight retreat with meals.