Jillian Toce’ 13, News Editor
This year the Campus Ministry Council proposed the idea of holding the event in Augie’s Pub. There were 75 to 100 students who stopped in to check out the party. Brian Suehs-Vassel, assistant director of Campus Ministry, said, “The Campus Ministry Council wanted to have it (the party) in Augie’s and since it was their idea, we wanted to do our best to make it happen since they know what students want.”
Sara Duplisea, a senior and a member of the Campus Ministry Council stated, “Students of all ages were welcomed, which was intriguing for students who are not 21 and had the opportunity to check out an event in Augie’s Pub.
It was informational, but yet such a laid back, fun, social setting where people could ask a few questions or hang out for a few hours.”
Fellow senior Will McIntyre said, “The Campus Ministry Party at Augie’s Pub was a great chance for the Merrimack Community to learn more about all the opportunities that Campus Ministry provides.
It was a great time had by all, between the food, drinks, raffles and information provided by the Campus Ministry staff and Campus Ministry Committee.
I really hope that the Campus Ministry party becomes an annual tradition (at Augie’s) as this year was a complete success that allowed the Merrimack community to see that Campus Ministry is one of the most important parts of who we are as Augustinians.”
Students who attended the event had the opportunity to learn more about what the Campus Ministry Office offers for students.
This included learning about the weekly service opportunities through MerrimAction, Alternative Spring Break, and about Mass that is held every Sunday in Austin Hall.
A new aspect of Campus Ministry is the grief support group called TALL that has been created with the help of Hamel Health to help students deal with grief on campus. At the party there was also information about the Haiti service learning initiative.
If you are interested in joining the Campus Ministry Council, or want to learn more about any of the other opportunities provided by Campus Ministry, contact Suehs-Vassel, firstname.lastname@example.org, or in the Campus Ministry Office.