Campus Ministry's Mission to Serve Catholic Higher Education

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Howard Gray, S.J.
Crystal Sullivan, M.A.


Campus ministry contributes to the development of mission and Catholic identity at Catholic colleges and universities through student programming and pastoral care, and also through service to the institution itself. It is important to recognize that while campus ministry is not solely responsible for the outward expressions of Catholic identity, it can serve as a catalyst for mission development. Campus ministry can accomplish this by encouraging campus-wide collaboration and interdisciplinary discussion, and by articulating Catholic values that can undergird university policy and practice. Such actions can reinforce the values highlighted in the parable of the Good Samaritan.

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Author Biographies

Howard Gray, S.J., Georgetown University

Howard Gray is the Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Crystal Sullivan, M.A., University of Dayton

Crystal Caruana Sullivan is Assistant Director of Campus Ministry and Director of Residence Life Ministry and the Campus Ministry GraduateAssistant Program at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.