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CMS Course

Students, please click here for a draft of the Fall 2016 CMS-Syllabus.

Community Creed

With humility and in awe of the mystery of the Holy, we recognize that faith is a gift. With respect and compassion, we commit to listen to each other's journey towards seeking the Sacred – and to do so without judgment. All students may share any respectful position in discussion, presentation or writing. Mocking of any student's faith or struggle with faith questions will not be tolerated. We commit to support one another on this journey to understand each other, our Creator and ourselves.

Students are encouraged to enroll in the CMS course any time after the first semester of their freshman year. Through this for-credit course, students support ministry at St. Mary's Academy by agreeing to the community creed, assisting campus masses, facilitating service at school and in the community, and engaging in new and established ways of preserving our environment here and around the world.

The CMS course runs each morning activity block, and during regularly scheduled masses. The role of this course is twofold: 1) To provide space and structure for students to develop faith practice, deepen spirituality, and engage in ministry within the building. 2) To plan and implement ministry programming within the SMA community including mass, service projects, community prayer, and other programs.

Students are invited to enroll in CMS at each semester. To learn more about the application process, students should contact the campus ministry office.