Using prayer, shared experiences, and explorations of faith, we can enhance the spiritual life of our College community and beyond.
Liturgy & Lunch
Every Wednesday during Lent – beginning on Ash Wednesday, and continuing until the day before Holy Thursday – join the Community of St. Mark’s in prayer (daily Mass celebrated at St. Mark’s Chapel) and at lunch in Plato’s Cave Café. Special guests will facilitate dialogue about contemporary hot button issues, and encourage all who are gathered to cultivate the world anew.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY“While diversity in the expression of faith can and does contribute to the catholicity (universality) of Christ’s Church, those divisions resulting from discord and disagreement between Christians are an open contradiction of the Gospel. Division undermines the Church’s capacity for mission. Christ calls us to be reconciled with one another in order that we might give a more faithful witness to His love for all of humanity.” - Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (2014). Catholic Ecumenical Commitment. A Church in Dialogue.
Christians of all denominations and all persons of good will are invited to gather at St. Mark’s Parish to pray for unity during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Leadership Prayer Breakfast
This annual event, hosted by City in Focus
, attracts over 1,000 people from all walks of life: public servants, business leaders, not-profit organizations and students. Together, we offer support and pray for those who serve in elected positions in our community. A Q&A session held after the breakfast concludes the program.
Every year, our students engage in this opportunity to gather with local leaders who have vast experience in prayer and action, participating in God’s work for good in our city and around the world.
“The [Catholic] Church exhorts her [faithful] that through dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions, carried out with prudence and love and in witness to the Christian faith and life, they recognize, preserve and promote the good things, spiritual and moral, as well as the socio-cultural values found among these [persons].”
- Pope Paul VI, Nostra Aetate [The Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions], October 28, 1965, no.2.
For more information about faith sharing opportunities, please contact the Campus Ministry Office