The basis of campus ministry is our commitment to the dignity of human life and respect for each person. In doing so, we focus on the spiritual life of Briar Cliff students and seek to integrate faith and action. Here are some ways we offer spiritual growth at BCU:
Celebrate Mass daily on campus, at the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace. Find mass times »
Eucharistic Adoration and confessions are held from 7:45 p.m. — 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays at the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace.
Do you sing or play an instrument? Help energize Mass and special services by joining our liturgical ensemble. For more info or to volunteer, contact campus ministry »
Prayer & Faith Sharing Groups
Join student-led prayer & faith sharing focus groups, which are held weekly. For more info, contact campus ministry »
Daily prayer requests are circulated around campus. If you have a specific reason or person for which you'd like the BCU community to pray, you can submit a prayer request »
If you think God might be calling you to the priesthood, we have a support system in place. Consider joining the monthly Melchizedek Project group, led by our campus chaplain »
Join the Antioch Retreat or Busy Person's Retreat, which are focused on building community and promoting a deeper understanding of the Christian faith.
If you wish to join the Catholic Church, or complete your initiation by receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, join our weekly Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) group. For more info, contact campus ministry »
Help lead confirmation retreats for high school students around Siouxland. The retreats usually take place Sundays on the BCU campus. To volunteer, contact campus ministry »
Every year during Lent, particpate in a 30-hour fast to incrase awareness to needs of the poor and hungry. Any money raised goes directly to Catholic Relief Services. Join the next 30-Hour Fast »
You'll learn a lot about yourself by sharing what you have with others. Perhaps that's why BCU students volunteer more than 10,000 hours of service every year:
You don't have to go far to serve others. BCU students assist at the city mission, build houses wit Habitat for Humanity and have even started clothing or food drives of their own. Campus ministry also holds annual service events, including:
- Canned Food Drive
- Senior Citizens' Day Out
- Christmas Party for Persons with Disabilities
- Easter Egg Hunt
National & International Outreach
Join other BCU students on annual trips to poverty stricken countries like Honduras, Guatemala and Saint Lucia. You'll carry out mission work — everything from building houses and water systems to distributing clothes and food to the needy.