Pastoral Care

AC Allies

Assumption’s gay/straight alliance, AC Allies is a support group for LGBTQ students and their allies. The group meets weekly and sponsors events throughout the year. Paul Covino, director of campus ministry, serves as the advisor to the group.

Athletic Team Chaplains

To provide additional support, encouragement, and a pastoral present to Assumption’s student athletes, three Assumptionist priests and two lay campus ministers serve as chaplains to each of Assumption’s 22 Intercollegiate teams. By stopping by practices, attending games and meets, and being a listening ear, campus ministers provide spiritual support and a pastoral presence to Assumption’s student athletes.

Ministers in Residence

Three Assumptionist priests and a lay campus minister live on campus, in residence halls, to serve as a presence to students in their living areas.

Pastoral Counseling & Spiritual Direction

Campus Ministers are available to meet individually with students seeking a safe, supportive and confidential setting to discuss problems or struggles that may arise in their daily lives. Situations which often lead students to Campus Ministry include the loss of a loved one, loneliness, transitions to and from college, relationship problems, and questions about God or faith. Spiritual direction is also available to any student seeking ongoing spiritual guidance.

Peer Ministers

Twenty five students from all class years serve as peer ministers in residence halls across campus. They work closely with the Resident Assistants to provide prayer opportunities and to serve as an additional pastoral support for students looking for a peer with whom to talk and/or ask questions about faith, life as a college student, or the challenges that come with living on campus in a residential community.