I am honored to welcome another new class of Aggies to
A common question is, “How do I get involved at St. Mary’s?” There is no one answer to this question because there are so many different activities in a community as large and active as ours. But, here are a few suggestions I would have for new students:
- If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, then consider going on the CONNECT. This retreat is run by upper-class students just for new students to A&M and St. Mary’s.
- Browse our website and read about the many different organizations and events we have. Don't forget to watch our intro video.
- Attend our Fall Kick-Off and get free food, fun and information about all of the different groups at St. Mary’s. Fall Kick-off is at the beginning of each Fall Semester.
- Don’t forget the Sacraments! Come worship with us on Sunday (or any other day) and take advantage of Reconciliation 10 times a week!
St. Mary’s sponsors over 80 different organizations and programs that allow students to learn about their faith, minister to the parish community, attend retreats, serve others through charitable work, hone leadership skills, and much more.
We also have opportunities for Eucharistic adoration, sacramental preparation, opportunities to help with liturgy and music and other forms of Catholic devotions and prayers. There is a Catholic sorority for women and a Knights of Columbus council for men. We have an active Spanish community and Korean community as well. Lastly, there is the Catholic Students Association, which helps bring all of these groups together and hosts activities at A&M.
I hope you’ll consider St. Mary’s your “home away from home,” where you can worship God, learn more about your Catholic faith and enjoy many fun social activities.
I would love for you to stop by and introduce yourself to me or any one of our campus ministry staff. We’re here after Mass every weekend, after daily Mass at 5:30 p.m. during the week, or you can join us at one of our scheduled events. We look forward to meeting you!
Yours in Jesus Christ,
Fr. David Konderla