Over Fall Break, students from Saint Mary’s University are invited to participate in the academic year’s first S.O.U.L. trip to Milwaukee and Racine, Wisconsin.

Participants will learn about sustainable and urban growing at Growing Power, Inc. for two days in Milwaukee.  They will then transition to Racine, Wisconsin, working at an eco-justice farm and in transitional housing project–two sponsored ministries of the Racine Dominicans.

We plan to depart on Friday after classes and return to Winona Tuesday afternoon.

The S.O.U.L. Council will be selling baked goods in Saint Mary’s Hall on Friday, October 7 from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Sign-ups are still open for students who are interested in serving others and having an alternative-style break!


On Tuesday, November 1, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will offer an additional 7 p.m. Mass for the celebration of All Saints’ Day at Saint Thomas More Chapel.  Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to attend.

Daily Mass will also be offered at 12:10 p.m.


Preparations for HV TEC 75 are well underway!  The retreat team is hard at work preparing to offer and lead a formational retreat the weekend of November 18-20, 2016.

Stay tuned for more information regarding sign-ups to attend the retreat and information regarding Reunion for past TECites!  If you have questions, visit the Campus Ministry team in Vlazny Hall.

Your continued prayers and support are welcomed as we continue to prepare for this retreat!

From the TEC Conference:

• A TEC weekend encounter is a three day encounter consisting of a series of meditations, discussions, sacramental liturgies and para-liturgies, as well as time for socializing, singing, reflection and recreation.

• TEC is a wonderful opportunity to take a break from the routine and time pressures of everyday life while providing an occasion to look at one’s life, relationship with God, goals and growth as a Christian.

• TEC is an experience of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ as the Church has her people live that experience in the Lent-Easter-Pentecost experience and liturgies.