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Grow in Your Faith

University Ministry at the University of Mary hosts various retreats and events throughout the year to help students grow in faith and community.

Events

All Christians are welcome every Monday morning at 10 am in the Lower Living Room of the Lumen Vitae University Center for a time to worship God, grow in fellowship, and engage with our local community in service! This is an event for all of us to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity praising God and supporting the underserved, the forgotten, and the marginalized with our time, talent, and treasure.

Each Wednesday evening from 8-9 pm, we offer an opportunity for praise and worship before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration with confessions available from 7-9 pm.

Join the Knights of Columbus for a daily rosary in the Grotto at 4 pm.

Join us on Thursday evenings for a Late-Night-style show with our chaplain, Father Dominic Bouck, and many featured guests from around the country. Topics include: faith, mental health, vocation, prayer, and much more!

Prayer Day is an opportunity for us to pause and reflect as a community and includes a presentation from a prominent speaker on a topic of faith and is organized by the Saint John Paul II Center for University Ministry.

The University of Mary sends students to the March for Life each year as witnesses to the sanctity of human life.

Ask questions, schedule personal meetings with vocations representatives, and learn more about opportunities to serve God and the community at our annual Vocations Jamboree that is free and open to the public.

The Grotto was dedicated on September 8, 2017 – the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In celebration of the anniversary of the dedication of the Grotto and of Mary’s birthday, University Ministry hosts a candlelight rosary in the Grotto followed by a birthday party in the Shire!

Once a month, following the 4:30 pm Solemn Vespers and Mass, the University of Mary community processes to the Grotto in gratitude for our patroness’ tender care for us.

Dates for the 2021-22 academic year:

  • Monday, September 13
  • Monday, October 18
  • Monday, November 15
  • Monday, December 13
  • Monday, February 7
  • Monday, March 7
  • Monday, April 4

Retreats

All incoming students are invited to attend our Freshman Retreat in the beautiful, riverside woods of Washburn, North Dakota. The University Chaplain, Father Dominic Bouck, accompanies the students and gives a series of talks over the course of the weekend to prepare students for their college experience. This is a great way to meet friends, grow in your faith, and experience the beauty of North Dakota.

This retreat is offered once per semester for all students. Get more information by contacting University Ministry through email umin@umary.edu or phone 701-355-8102.

University Ministry offers a directed silent retreat each spring at Assumption Abbey in Richardton, North Dakota. Registration includes lodging, meals, spiritual direction, and conferences. Get more information by contacting University Ministry through email umin@umary.edu or phone 701-355-3704.

All graduating seniors are invited to attend our Senior Retreat in the spring. Close out your time at the University of Mary with a weekend reflecting on all the formation received, the friendships made, and the graces that God has given.

Contact University Ministry for more information through email umin@umary.edu or phone 701-355-8102.

University Ministry offers formation and opportunities for students to help lead retreats for junior high and high school students in parishes throughout the diocese of Bismarck.

Contact University Ministry for more information by email umin@umary.edu or phone 701-355-8102.

Have Questions?

We're here for you. Call University Ministry at 701-355-3704 or email us.