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Assumption is a community that fosters spiritual growth as part of the education of the whole person. Campus Ministry provides opportunities for students of any or no religious tradition to mature in faith, develop solidarity with the needy, take time for reflection on a retreat, worship with other students, and hear how others are integrating the experience of God in their lives.

Advocates for Life

Advocates for Life promotes respect for the dignity of all human life through education, advocacy and support. Activities include the annual March for Life in Washington DC and support of Worcester’s Visitation House for women facing crisis pregnancies.  

AU Allies

AU Allies cultivates a campus environment that acknowledges and respects the human dignity of all persons, with special concern for members of the LGBTQIA+ community at Assumption. All students are invited to join!


Big Brother Big Sister

Big Brother Big Sister matches each big (college student) to one elementary student (little) from Flagg Street Elementary School. During our biweekly meetings, each big and little complete homework, walk around campus, play board games, basketball, and a variety of other activities to connect on a personal level with your little. Through becoming a mentor to your little, you not only mentor them through elementary school, but you are able to form a lifelong connection and serve as a role model in their life.          

Habitat for Humanity

Assumption's chapter of Habitat for Humanity's aims to serve the community of Worcester. We have a strong community of Hounds who meet monthly and volunteer at Habitat ReStore as well as attend build days throughout the semester.        


Liturgical Ministry

Our group welcomes students to participate in Student Masses. Students can either volunteer as lectors, greeters, altar servers, and/or communion ministers.           


Bible Study

Bible Study on Monday Evening is an opportunity for students to explore the Bible through communal discovery—generating questions together, sharing what they see and think, and discovering Scripture’s meaning for themselves. 

Bible Study with FOCUS are small group gatherings to explore the Bible, build students in the knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith, and teach students to lead others to Christ. 

Prayer, Worship & Sacraments

Liturgical Ministry offers students the opportunity to share their talents with the worshiping community in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit as a greeter, altar server, lector (reader) or Communion minister. 

Music Ministry offers students the opportunity to share their musical talents with the worshiping community in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Weekly rehearsal and leading music at Sunday 7 p.m. Mass. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome! 

Christian Initiation is an opportunity for students to prepare for and celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist as well as reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church. 

Charismatic Praise is a gathering of students to praise God through contemporary music, prayer and testimony. 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is a time of quiet prayer with other students in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. 


START Retreat is a 24-hour off-campus student-led retreat for students in any year to reflect on a number of different themes including identity, commitment, faith, prayer, and discipleship. Offered once in the Fall and once in the Spring. 

Horizon Retreat is a 48-hour off-campus retreat for students who have previously participated in the START retreat. It provides an opportunity to grow in one’s understanding of God and in how to put one’s faith into action. Led by students. 

Senior Retreat provides seniors with the opportunity to reflect on their university experience and to look ahead with hope to their years beyond Assumption. 

SEARCH is an on-campus one-day retreat for Confirmation candidates from area parishes led by a team of Assumption students. Share your faith and lead others to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ! 

Service/ Immersion Trips

SEND Service/Immersion Trips are week-long experiences for students to develop relationships and solidarity with people living in poverty while reflecting on and deepening one’s own faith. Trips to various US and international sites take place during Christmas break and Spring break and after Commencement in May. 

ServeUP is a week-long service/immersion trip during Spring break sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in which students rebuild lives, develop deep friendships, and consider issues of faith and justice while serving people in need. 

Spiritual Growth & Pastoral Care

Agape Latte is a monthly series of events in Charlies in which members of the Assumption community share reflections on how they have integrated the experience of God in their lives.  Enjoy Fair Trade coffee, desserts and snacks while being inspired by stories from fellow Hounds! 

Athletes InterVarsity is a movement of athletes and coaches being transformed by Jesus, renewing collegiate athletics, and developing world changers. Meetings on campus include Bible study with other student-athletes.

Good Grief is a monthly support group for students who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Led by students and staff from Campus Ministry and Counseling Services. 

Men’s Vocation Group is a weekly gathering of male students to discuss discernment of one’s vocation – whether to ordained ministry, religious life, marriage, or the single life - in a small group setting. 

Peer Ministry is a student-to-student ministry in the residential halls that works closely with Resident Assistants to provide prayer opportunities and to serve as additional support for students looking for a peer with whom to talk about faith and/or the challenges of university life.