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. Any 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 are 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.