The following student organizations, assisted by the chaplains, offer an opportunity to explore and deepen your faith at Holy Cross.
Band of Ignatian Gentlemen
A male spirituality group, the Band of Ignatian Gentlemen meets weekly to share their stories. A different student is responsible for eliciting a topic of conversation (e.g., from an article or personal situation) each week. The session starts with a prayer. For more information, contact Fr. Hayes.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
A weekly Bible study and prayer group led by students. For more information, contact Gennifer Durham '16.
Members of MEChA de Holy Cross, the Holy Cross chapter of the national Mexican-American student organization that promotes higher education, culture, and history, work to raise consciousness and form a united front to voice the Mexican-American community’s concerns through discussion, study, and political activism. One of MEChA's main goals is to promote the educational, cultural, and social well-being of Mexican American students. For more information, contact Meg Fox-Kelly.
Medical Ministry International – Honduras
Each year, a group of Holy Cross students travel to a town in the west of Honduras to partner with Medical Ministry International (MMI) in providing much needed health care services. The team sets up a clinic at a local community center in order to provide medical, dental, and vision care. With the help of MMI volunteers, patients have access to medicines, lab testing, and a pharmacy. Holy Cross students also provide health education locally to share the importance of personal hygiene and disease prevention. For more information, contact cochair Michael Mastroianni ’16.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Supports members of the Orthodox Christian Church who experience and celebrate their beliefs through community life, prayer, service to others and study of the Faith. For more information, email Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
Pax Christi, a chapter of Pax Christi International, meets weekly in Campion House. All students are welcome. The group has a threefold focus: to educate its members on issues of justice, war and peace; to foster a strong sense of community among its members through prayer, reflection and discussion; and to decide on specific actions to promote justice. For more information, email Pax Christi.
Students for Life
Holy Cross Students for Life is an advocacy and consciousness raising organization that attempts to foster increased concern and respect for human life.
The group's primary concern is the issue of abortion, the most pressing threat to life, but we also deal with a broad range of other life issues, including abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, capital punishment. The group also addresses quality of life issues such as poverty and child abuse.
We are committed to promoting dialogue on polarizing issues and have sponsored a number of events on campus. We also host a pro-life prayer vigil each semester and lead a group to the March for Life in the winter. We meet regularly in Campion House to foster individual reflection, to promote community, and to organize specific programs for the wider campus community. For more information, contact Fr. Hayes.