Welcome to Campus Ministry
Becoming involved in Campus Ministry at Trinity Washington University means discovering your spiritual strengths, nurturing your sense of justice and peace, and sustaining your own goodness in relationship with God’s goodness, and others. By integrating your academic path with opportunities for prayer, conversation, worship, volunteer service, and even song, you will discover your strength! We are here for you, and you are invited to visit Campus Ministry in Main Hall 219 to learn what events and activities will interest you during your new semester of study.
Want to take your spirituality to a new level? Join in Bible Study, Lectio Divina (circle reflection on Sunday’s Gospel- on Zoom), and Monday Mindfulness. One-to-one spiritual care is offered for those seeking to unpack their grief and sadness during this time of Covid-19. During exam time, participate in a student-led ‘prayer and popsicle’ refresher and renewal. Through personal and group reflection, socially distancing and wearing masks for protection, we can find ways to support one another in spiritual ways.
Campus ministry supports student volunteering in DC. Check in this Fall to access suggestions for volunteering. Tutoring, visiting the revered elders, feeding the hungry, planting vegetables for food, stacking food items, serving the sick: these are some of our volunteer opportunities.
Gospel Choir usually meets on Monday evenings at 7, however we are taking a ‘pause’ this semester. Likewise, keep your eyes on future offerings for retreats and prayer experiences. A directory for local Mass and Church services is available, Sacramental preparation is encouraged, and a spirit of prayerful support is here for you, as a Trinity ‘sister’.
Watch for weekly events to support your discovery:
We offer a Wednesday Catholic Mass (Chapel in Main) at 12:10, and the chapel is open for use throughout the day, so stop in when you feel the desire for personal prayer. The Muslim prayer room (477 Main), Monday gospel reflection (online at 3pm) Tuesday Bible Study (online), and a limited and renewed list of service opportunities. Campus Ministry supports worship opportunities, social justice awareness, with emphasis on Catholic Social Thought, climate awareness and the dignity of human life in your discovery of your own strengths.
During the emergency situation with Coronavirus, we may not always be able to help you in-person, however, the Campus Ministry and the Student Affairs team can still help you virtually! If you have an urgent question or issue, please e-mail Campus Ministry and someone will assist you as soon as possible.
Summer 2021 Cunneen Fellows
25nd year since the Cunneen Summer Fellowship took root at Trinity Washington University, we welcome three new Cunneen Fellows to our roster. Elizabeth Silva Cervantes, Class of ’23, Diana Ortiz, ’22, and Ingrid Marcel Tchoaumo, ”23. Read more about our Fellows and their Fellowship here: https://discover.trinitydc.edu/ministry/current-cunneen-fellows/.
Trinity Gospel Choir is taking a hiatus during this Fall 2021 semester. Please keep us in mind for next semester.
Our mission advances the spiritual values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founders of Trinity, who believe that education and spirituality transform lives. We strive to model diversity, interdependence, solidarity, and inclusiveness, reaching across racial, ethnic, and religious lines.
**The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are preparing for their Chapter 2022 in Boston, MA during the summer. A General Chapter provides the congregation an opportunity to update and make decisions towards our future undertakings. Your prayers are appreciated. God’s goodness abounds in us and in our world!
Visit the chapel in Main, to pray, and to participate in these events:
Catholic Mass on Wednesdays at 12:10 Noon,
Mindfulness Mondays at 4:15 pm (Zoom),
Gospel Choir on Mondays at 7 pm (Paused for the semester),
Bible Study Tuesday evenings at 5 pm (Zoom),
Monday Reflection (on Sunday’s gospel) at 3pm (RSVP to Zoom)
Community Service & Social Justice
“During my time at Little Sisters of the Poor I observed: Tight Knit Community, Organization, Routine, Caring Staff… I helped with dinner service, attended mass with the residents, created daily calendars, helped transport residents to units and lead in evening activities.” These words describe a student’s experience in volunteering in a local residence for DC elders. Serving the poor and vulnerable, Trinity Washington University students add their strengths and energies to various sites throughout the District. Whether reading with young ones, visiting with elders, serving breakfast to the homeless poor, or supper at Christ House, students are getting involved in community service, thus learning about social justice. Campus ministry offers our volunteers direction towards connecting with the service of their choice early in the semester. (Paused, except for a few possibilities, see campusministry@TrinityDC.edu for details.)
Sr. Ann Howard, SNDdeN
Director of Campus Ministry
Main Hall 219