The Mission and Ministry Center gives expression to and fosters the Catholic Lasallian heritage and mission at Saint Mary’s. Staff and student leaders support the Catholic Lasallian identity in the context of a liberal arts education through the promotion and animation of the five Lasallian core principles: Faith in the Presence of God, Concern for the Poor and Social Justice, Quality Education, Inclusive Community, and Respect for All Persons. The Center welcomes and serves students of ALL faith traditions who are seeking deeper understanding and expression of their faith and relationship with God.
Our mission is to provide our students with the information, skills, and love for others in the full realization that they are the change they wish to see in the world. Whether through experiential based programing such as our three immersion trips, Fair Trade Friday's focused on mindful habits of consumerism, or the variety of Social Justice programing across the SMC campus; our students are provided opportunities, mentorship, friendships, and experiences that will cause them to question the very world around them while the developing the strength and mindset to use their education and faith to go out and live lives of compassion, mindfulness, and love.