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Catholic Liturgies & Sacraments

Prayer and worship are essential in the life of a Catholic community. No matter who you are or where you are on your journey of faith you are welcome to join our College liturgies. More information about Mass schedules, daily prayer, and other liturgies and sacraments can be found here. All are welcome!

Praise & Worship

Join us for interdenominational worship and fellowship with Christian students! We gather on Monday nights from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Somers Lounge. It is a time of worship and thought-provoking speakers, activities, and discussions where you can grow in faith and build relationships with other Christians on campus. All are welcome!

Benedictine Friends

Get to know the women who started The College of St. Scholastica! Opportunities will be offered for social, spiritual and educational events with the sisters throughout the year. Typically we gather as a large group about three times per semester. Students and Sisters will also meet in small groups several times during the year as well for those who are interested. Students who want to get involved please complete this Registration Form. Contact Campus Ministry at for more information.


There are a variety of retreat opportunities offered for students throughout the academic year. Our in person retreats will take place on Friday evenings. This year we will offer various virtual retreat experiences as well. Retreats give students a chance to relax, pray, worship, hear speakers, and discuss their faith. Retreats are free for students.

2020-2021 Retreats
Friday, September 25 - Fall Retreat - location TBD from 5 pm - 10 pm (in person)
Monday, March 15 - Evening Retreat - Somers Lounge from 5 pm - 9 pm (in person)
Friday, April 16 - Evening Retreat - Somers Lounge from 5 pm - 9 pm (in person)

Contact Jessica at with questions.

Spiritual Direction

In collaboration with the St. Scholastica Monastery's Center for Spirituality and Enrichment, Campus Ministry is able to offer spiritual direction to students at no charge.

Spiritual direction is an opportunity for you to explore your faith/spirituality and to deepen your relationship with God. Spiritual direction is simply a conversation between two people, in which one person consults another, more spiritually experienced person called a spiritual director, about the ways in which God is breaking into their life.

To request a spiritual director please complete this form. For more information contact Jessica Ellingson, Director of Campus Ministry, at

Local Places of Worship

All students, staff, and faculty members are encouraged to participate in our Liturgies on campus. Catholics are especially encouraged to make the on campus Liturgies a fundamental part of your faith life here at the College of St. Scholastica. For those who are not Catholic and are looking for a place to worship within the Duluth community, the Duluth area offers a wide variety of houses of worship. Here is a list of local non-Catholic churches.

Christian Student Clubs

All students are welcome to gather, share, and work together toward a faith-filled interdenominational Christian community at CSS. Below are the Christian student clubs affiliated with Campus Ministry.

Saints Catholic: This student club is a place for students to be part of a Catholic community on campus. Students will grow in their Catholic faith through building a Catholic community on campus through social gatherings, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and other Catholic events.

Christian Student Community: This student club is a place for students to be part of a interdenominational Christian community on campus. Students grow in faith and fellowship through small groups, worship, retreats, Christian concerts, and prayer opportunities.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Would you like to learn more about Catholicism? Perhaps, if not a Catholic, after learning more about the Catholic faith would you be interested in becoming a Cathiolic? Are you a baptized Catholic who has not been Confirmed and now want to be Confirmed? Are you a Catholic who was Confirmed, and would like a "refresher course" in what it means to be a modern Catholic?

Campus Ministry is offering a twelve session program, beginning in October and concluding on the Second Sunday of Easter on April 4, 2021. Times and dates for the sessions to be arranged after finding the best time/dates for those interested in participating.

Our sessions will be directed by Deacon Chico Anderson. Chico is a campus minister at CSS, has been ordained a deacon 39 years, has directed RCIA programs for well over 40 years, has a B.A. in Religious Studies from St. Scholastica, an M.A. in Biblical Theology from Notre Dame and was a high school religious studies teacher for 32 years. Chico was also named the Ann Edward Scanlon outstanding alumnus from St. Scholastica in 2002.

For more information, contact Campus Ministry or Chico.

Contact Us

Campus Ministry Center
Tower, Room 20
Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm
(218) 723-5933

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Jessica Ellingson
Tower, Room 20C

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Mark Hakes

Assistant Director
Tower, Room 20B

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