The Campus Ministers at King's are trained professionals, both lay and ordained who are willing to be of assistance to any student, staff or faculty member. Actually a hall chaplain or other member of the team can be contacted through the college operator. The office of Campus Ministry is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
It is no secret that coming to college can be a lonely experience. Many students find it difficult to meet up with friends who hold the same values and interests. Sometimes it is important to know that someone cares when homesickness seems to overwhelm you. Know that a friendly face and a willing listener is just a phone call away.
Grief and Loss
Often the pain and disorientation experienced at the loss of a loved one through death or separation can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to understand the feelings associated with grief such as poor appetite, difficulty sleeping, crying for no reason at all, loneliness, or a sense of apathy. The Campus Ministers can meet you at anytime to help you process your feelings and to help you draw on the resources within yourself and at the college.
Need to talk
Sometimes it is simply necessary to have a confidential conversation with someone who cares. Keeping feelings of anger or disappointment bottled up inside can never be good thing. The Campus Ministers bring a wealth of experience in being a friend to young adults who need to chat.
The college years can be very challenging to young adults. Questions about one's faith are often stirred as college students examine their own lives in relation to what is learned in the classroom. God continues to call young men and women to a variety of vocations such as marriage, single life or religious life as a priest, brother or sister. Know that you can always chat with a Campus Minister about where you think God may be calling you.
When you're ill
Being away from home and experiencing an illness can be pretty overwhelming. Whether you are hospitalized or spending a few days in your room with a flu, a Campus Minister is willing to visit.
Questions about sacramental life
Some students find that coming to a Catholic college stirs within them the desire to answer Christ's call to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Penance or First Eucharist. Others are planning to marry soon after graduation. Any campus minister would be willing to discuss what you may be feeling about the reception of one of the sacraments.