The office of Campus Ministry coordinates the daily prayer of the school by emphasizing the liturgical seasons and calendar of the Catholic Church. On Monday mornings, we pray the below Prayer to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, our patroness.
Once a month, Campus Ministry hosts Worship Wednesday, an opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration in chapel before classes begin. Adam Bitter, a Catholic worship leader, joins us to lead praise and worship, and Fr Voltz provides the opportunity of the Sacrament of Confession, which is available for all faculty and students.
Further, faculty and students begin in class and each event with shared prayer.
Prayer to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
you were a pioneer woman,
called to join a pioneer endeavor -
to expand the educational frontiers of a new world.
Each of us, as a Duchesne Pioneer, asks that, through your intercession,
we be able to face our 'frontiers'
and meet the challenge of being 'pioneers.'
As boundaries appear before us,
help us to step gently over despair
and fashion a resurrection realm,
a hope-hallowed world.
Help us follow your model, as we
strive for a world which we cannot explain,
risk our lives to find new life,
challenge social patterns which give false comfort,
enter the Heart of the One who is Beginning and End,
share in the restlessness of the Spirit,
and become instruments of peace.