Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry

Thomas More University is serious about making spiritual growth a top priority in order to educate the whole person: mind, body, and soul.  Accordingly, Thomas More University Campus Ministry makes available prayer, presence, and programming to students, faculty, and staff in accompanying them on their journey to reach their full human potential. While maintaining a Catholic identity, Campus Ministry embraces the mission of Thomas More, which is as follows:


Thomas More University is the Catholic Liberal Arts University of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky.  Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we challenge students of all faiths to examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others.

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There is something for every student here at Thomas More.

The following types of programs are available:

  • Retreats: Fall and Spring, sponsored by Campus Ministry
  • Interfaith/ Ecumenical  Prayer Programs (i.e. 9/11 Prayer for Peace)
  • Faith-Formation Studies (i.e. Bible Study)
  • Service Programs (i.e. Redwood, Habitat for Humanity)
  • Social Outreach (i.e. taking hikes or going bowling)
  • Peer Athletic Ministry Programs (i.e. pick-up game of Flag Football)
  • Thomas More Saints for Life: March for Life, DC (by bus every year)
  • FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students: SEEK; SLS: Student Leadership Summit)
  • Agape Latte: Faith-Filled Conversation over Coffee, 2 times per semester; Staff/ Faculty member speaker, 3o minutes talk/ 30 minutes Q & A
  • “Lunch with Padre” on Wednesday’s in Seiler Commons: Fr. Michael Hennigen, vocations committee member, or  Fr. Andrew Young, Vocations Promoter, are available in Seiler Commons to speak with between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.  During this time, people can relax, eat and socialize.
  • Faculty/ Staff weekly Biblical Prayer Meetings: 7:30 am to 8:30 am, Wednesdays

Catholic identity is vibrant on campus: Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel

The Thomas More chapel, Mary, Seat of Wisdom, now just over five years old, is the literal geographic center of campus.  As explained during on-campus tours for prospective students: “we build on Jesus.”  He is literally and figuratively at the center of campus.  Many students, faculty, staff, alumni, and campus visitors spend time in the chapel anytime from early morning until late at night.  A 24/7 meditation room is available in a secure environment.

The Mass Schedule at Mary, Seat of Wisdom is as Follows: 

SPECIAL HOLIDAY MASS SCHEDULE:

December 13-17 NO DAILY MASS

December 20-23 12:30 pm daily Mass

December 24 NO DAILY MASS 

(There are no Masses for Christmas or New Year’s Day, Mary Mother of God)

December 27–31 NO DAILY MASS

January 3rd 12:30 pm daily Mass resume after Christmas 

January 9th, 8:00 pm Sunday night masses resume for Spring Semester 

Sunday 8 p.m. Masses, during the Academic year

Daily Mass remains at 12:30 p.m. for the summer, Monday through Friday

Daily Mass ⇒12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Holy Days of Obligation

Sacrament of Reconciliation: 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Sundays; or by appointment with Chaplain, Msgr. Gerald Twaddell

Eucharistic Adoration: (weekly, TBD for Spring 2022)

Agape Latte

Relax, Be Inspired, Drink Coffee.

Agape Latte is a monthly series where we invite a faculty or staff member to share a personal story of where their life and spirituality intersect over coffee and snacks. Students of all beliefs attend and are able to share and engage in our community where you find common grounds.