Spiritual Care

Be part of a community which supports and encourages care for the soul.

Campus Ministry is committed to being present to students who are seeking to understand who God is, as well as to those who already have a relationship with God and desire to deepen it. Ministry to Athletes, to students who identify as LGBTQ, and to students in residence halls are some of the ways campus ministers reach out to students where they are.

Student Groups

  • Through AU Allies, Campus Ministry provides support for students who identify as LGBTQ and their allies, in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic church. Contact Deacon Paul Covino for more information.
  • Good Grief is a monthly gathering to provide support for students who are grieving and experiencing loss. Contact Deacon Paul Covino for more information.
  • Peer Ministers: Over twenty students from all class years work closely with Resident Assistants to provide prayer opportunities and to serve as additional support for students looking for a peer with whom to talk about faith and/or the challenges of university life. Contact Deacon Paul Covino for more information.

Other Opportunities for Spiritual Care

  • Athletic Team Chaplains: Members of the Campus Ministry staff and Assumptionists provide support, encouragement, and a pastoral presence to student-athletes competing on Assumption’s twenty-two Intercollegiate teams. Contact Deacon Paul Covino for more information.
  • Ministers in Residence: One Assumptionist priest and three lay campus ministers live in residence halls to serve as a supportive presence to students in their living areas. Contact Deacon Paul Covino for more information.
  • Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction: Campus Ministers are available to meet individually with students seeking a safe, supportive and confidential setting to discuss problems or struggles that may arise in their daily lives. Spiritual direction is also available to any student seeking ongoing spiritual guidance. Contact Deacon Paul Covino for more information.


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Assumption University strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.

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