St. Mary Student Parish serves as the spiritual home for Catholic students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Over 1,000 students worship and participate in a variety of activities at St. Mary each school year.  We are a welcoming community engaged in the service of faith and the promotion of justice, whether we are celebrating mass or praying in Eucharistic Adoration, standing up for the oppressed, or offering direct service to the poor and marginalized of our community.  We are a Eucharist centered community, engaging in a life rooted in the Sacraments.  Students gather every day at the Newman Center to interact, study and build community.  We offer regular retreats, a weekly featured speaker, opportunities for being formed in the faith and reflecting on Catholic social teaching.  Every year, students travel domestically and internationally to learn from and serve the poor as part of our Alternative Spring Break experiences.  The parish, the campus ministry staff, and our student interns look forward to welcoming you (take a few minutes to watch our welcome video below)!

New in Fall 2020: Campus Ministry just began our new AMDG student faith community initiative.  These Authentic Missionary Disciple Groups are dedicated to forming missionary disciples in the Ignatian spiritual tradition, with small diverse groups of about 10 students each meeting regularly for fellowship, prayer, faith formation and service to the poor and marginalized in our community.  Groups will continue to form throughout the school year.  Contact Brian Cerabona at for more information.


Catholic Campus Community (CCC)

The official University of Michigan organization for Catholic students is the Catholic Campus Community (CCC).  The CCC sends out a weekly email newsletter to inform students of the latest events and offerings for students at St. Mary.  This year, Madelyn Brunvand, our Intern for Outreach and Events serves as President of the CCC.  If you would like to be added to the CCC email list, or have any questions about how to get involved at St. Mary, contact Madelyn at

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Since Covid-19 has significantly affected our parish offerings, visit our website frequently,, for the latest updates.


Catholic campus ministry is the core mission of St. Mary Student Parish. With a mix of students and resident parishioners, the St. Mary’s community strives to be a spiritual home for students, encouraging them to deepen their faith and live a fuller richer life.

Explore this section to learn about our programs and events for students.