Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry

Get Involved in Campus Ministry

We invite you to participate in the faith life of the University by attending Mass in the St. Benedict Chapel located on the fourth floor of Kindlon Hall. You can also  sign up to be a liturgical minister, join the St. Benedict Chapel Choir or become an usher or altar server.

Students Helping Students

The Students Helping Students Emergency Fund provides funds to students that express need in a emergency situation. This may include meals, bedding, clothing, etc. Please fill out the application below if you are a Benedictine student in need.

As students, you are closet to your peers. This program is focused on participation with the full understanding that college students don't have much financially but have plenty of heart. If one in two students gives the minimum donation, we can raise over $3,000 to help students in need in just one semester. 

If you would like to make a donation in-person or have questions, please contact Carrie Ankeny by phone at (630) 829-6028 or email at shs@ben.edu with the subject: 'Give to Students Helping Students'.

 

The St. Benedict Chapel Choir

The St. Benedict Chapel Choir is made up of faith-filled musicians. Some of our members went through a selection process to receive a scholarship for their participation, while others simply participate to share their love of music with the Benedictine community. If you are interested in joining the St. Benedict Chapel Choir, please contact Carol Allen, Campus Minister, Coordinator of Retreats, Faith Formation and Liturgy, at (630) 829-6029 or callen@ben.edu

 

Liturgical Minister Sign-Up

Training for students who want to become liturgical ministers is offered on an as-needed basis and takes place in the St. Benedict Chapel. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet requires training annually for those who desire to be lectors or “Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion,” altar servers, choir participants and usher/greeters.

For more information or to become a liturgical minister, contact Carol Allen at callen@ben.edu.

Campus Ministry Cor

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Cor Mission
  • Embrace the holistic understanding of the Campus Ministry mission.  
  • Serve as the student advisory committee to Campus Ministry staff 
  • Act as ambassadors of Campus Ministry to peers and the greater Benedictine community. 
  • Embody a philosophy of welcoming all.
General Expectations
  • Attend Cor meetings and report on their areas
  • Collaborate with the other Cor members on specific events or projects
  • Meet twice monthly with their Campus Ministry staff mentor to discuss responsibilities, progress, and advise on planning
  • Cultivate working relationships with other students to build community within their areas
  • Reach out to the wider campus community on behalf of Campus Ministry
  • Attend one retreat per semester
  • Receive $500 per semester
Cor Positions
  • Liturgy & Prayer Coordinator: Serves as an ambassador to the campus for liturgy and prayer, and works with the liturgy staff member to advise on planning.
  • Service Coordinator: Serves as a specific ambassador to the campus for service, either has been on or goes on a S.T.E.P. trip, and works with the service staff member to advise on planning.
  • Interfaith & Ecumenical Coordinator: Serves as an ambassador to the campus for interfaith and ecumenical events, and is an active member of MOSAIC.
  • Formation & Retreats Coordinator: Serves as a specific ambassador to the campus for retreats and works with the retreats and formation staff member to advise on planning.
Application
Apply for one or more positions by clicking the link below. You will then be contacted for an interview.

To learn more about the Campus Ministry Cor Program, please contact Carol Allen at callen@ben.edu 

Applications for 2020-21 will be available in the Spring

 

Prayer Partners

Looking for a way to enhance your prayer life? Wishing you had a friend just to pray with?

Sign up for a prayer partner! You will be matched with a monk from St. Procopius Abbey or a sister from Sacred Heart Monastery to meet with at your convenience. Meet together once or twice a month learn from each other, listen to each other, and pray for and with each other. Contact Carol Allen at callen@ben.edu with questions.

What can you do with your prayer partner?

There is no specific guide or limit to how you and your partner spend your prayer time. Some suggestions include:

  • Lectio Divina
  • Rosary
  • Liturgy of the Hours
  • Meditation and contemplation
  • Prayerful discussion
  • Written prayer group guides
  • Faith sharing
  • Book discussion
  • Many more!

Register to Receive a Prayer Partner

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Carrie Ankeny, M.A.
Director                                            (630)829-6028             cankeny@ben.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Carol Allen, M.A.P.S.
Campus Minister, Coordinator of Retreats, Faith Formation and Liturgy
(630) 829-6029
callen@ben.edu