Mission and Ministry Center

Welcome to the Mission and Ministry Center at Saint Mary’s College! Come explore your faith with us today!

Message from the Mission and Ministry Center Team

While SMC is Virtual


Dear Saint Mary's Community and Friends,

Since March 17th the Mission and Ministry Center (MMC) has been operating remotely.  The statewide "mandatory shelter-in-place" has kept us from our beautiful campus and offices, but not from our commitment to live the mission through our ministry and outreach to students and other members of our SMC community. We are still here for you!  I anticipate that our office will be closed through the end of the semester, but the MMC staff and many of our Lasallian Peer Ministers continue to be accessible and available to our community, as well as providing resources and programs to continue exploring faith, being in service, and sustaining community.

Please see our new layout for our Mission and Ministry Center webpages. Like many others in the world, we are relying heavily on this platform to communicate our offerings and remain connected to our current and future Gaels.  We will continue to place updates and appropriate resources on this website as we gather and/or create them, including links to live streaming of Sunday liturgies. Please know that on March 16th Bishop Barber, SJ (Bishop of Oakland) directed all the Catholic faithful in the Diocese to discontinue liturgies in person until further notice.  

It is important to note that the GaelPantry has been moved to the MMC Lounge (to the right of the Chapel) during the “shelter in place” and will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm.  Those staffing the GaelPantry are taking all of the necessary and required precautions to keep themselves and others safe from COVID-19.

If you are in need of any assistance or support, or have a question about our programming at this time, please contact our office number (925-631-4366) or email one of our staff directly (see the section below Contact the MMC staff today!). We are operating within our normal work schedules, with a few exceptions.  Please be patient. We promise to return your calls or emails in a timely manner.  We are hear for you!  We got this! 

Blessings abound,

Karin McClelland, ‘90
Director, Mission and Ministry Center



Resources and Upcoming Events:

GAELPANTRY SUMMER 2020 HOURS: The GaelPantry is temporarily relocating to the Mission and Ministry Center Lounge, found to the right of Chapel. It will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The GaelPantry is available to all students who live on or off campus, graduate or undergraduate. Please bring your student ID with you.  Keep an eye out for our new online APP...Coming Soon!!!!

GaelPantry Summer 2020 Hours


Lasallian Rosary during the month of May

GaelPantry Fund

Ask the Brothers for Prayers

Meditation with Brother Camillus