Campus Ministry


Jesse Cox, Campus Minister
Student Center, Rm. 229

Office of Campus Ministry
Student Center Building
Marygrove College
8245 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221

9:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F and by appointment


Campus Ministry seeks to be an extension of Christ's love offered indiscriminately to the entire student body, faculty and staff of Marygrove College. We are committed to collaborate with the administration and academic staff in order to provide a holistic education based on the best of Catholic traditions and values. This commitment is rooted in the mission of the college and the traditions of our founders and sponsors, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) - Deep Faith. Courageous Spirit. Action for Justice.

The events, activities, and services Campus Ministry is involved in seek to help all function and grow as a community rooted in faith and committed to service.


Our overall goal is to contribute to the fulfilment of the Mission of the College by promoting:

  • Spiritual Growth
  • Respect for self, others, and our earth
  • A pastoral presence  and right relationships – living as a member of the beloved community
  • A culture of service

The Director of Campus Ministry and the Coordinator of Service Learning/Campus Ministry Associate coordinate opportunities for personal counselling, interfaith prayer experiences, retreats, celebrations and liturgy.  All opportunities are open to anyone who wishes to participate.


GESU Catholic Church, is on McNichols, east of Livernois, across from UDMercy (about 1 mile away)

17180 Oak Dr.
Detroit, MI 48221-3087
Saturday 5:00 p.m.  and Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

ST. CHARLES LWANGA (ST. CECILIA) Catholic Church is on Livernois, south of McNichols (about 4.5 miles away)

10400 Stoepel St.
Detroit, MI 48204-0209
Sunday Mass:  8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

UD MERCY McNichols Campus – Corner of McNichols/Livernois – St. Ignatius Chapel (C&F Building)

4001 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI  48221-3038
Sunday Mass:  St. Ignatius Chapel (C&F Building) 12:10 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.


  • PERSONAL COUNSELING:  Campus Ministers reach out to students, faculty and staff through their availability for conversation, pastoral counselling, encouragement and spiritual direction.  
  • INTERFAITH PRAYER EXPERIENCES:  Acknowledging the richness of our faith traditions, small group or college-wide prayer opportunities are coordinated through the Office of Campus Ministry.
  • RETREAT EXPERIENCES:  Retreat experiences help students focus on their own relationship with God, critique the values they hold, and become more aware of the needs of others.
    • Women's Retreat:  Conducted during Spring Break and open to students, faculty and staff.
    • Busy Persons Retreats:  Conducted during Advent and Lent, these opportunities allow the campus community to take time and make time in the day's busy schedule for prayer and reflection.
    • Lock-In Retreat:  Overnight experience for students incorporating prayer/reflection, games/fellowship, and team building.
  • INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION:  The Campus Ministry Team works to infuse our Mission Statement's goal of 3C's in the D (Competence – Compassion – Commitment) across our community in a variety of shared events:
    • The NCCJ WALK with the Athletic Department
    • The International Table Luncheon with the Office of International Programs
    • Angel Tree Gifting and Family Party with the Women's Center
    • Addressing classes as guest speakers
    • Serving on a variety of campus committees/teams – Mission Integration, Academic Events, PAR and SUSTAINABILITY and ECOLOGY TLLT (Teaching and Learning Leadership Teams)
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK:  Marygrove College responds to global community needs. The desire of the campus community to respond to local, national or global crisis is often coordinated through the Campus Ministry/Service Learning Office which:
    • Host "Difficult Dialogues" - to foster engagement in conversations around issues of controversy throughout the year
    • Partners in Co-Creating Community Dialogue
    • Sponsors Reflections on Peace Dialogue and the International Day of Peace Vigil in September
    • Coordinates "Make A Difference Day" in October
    • Co-sponsors The International Table in November
    • Coordinates donations/deliveries of Thanksgiving baskets for less fortunate families in the city
    • Coordinates the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Program in December
    • Participates in planning the campus Martin Luther King Celebration Week in January
    • Develop Alternative Spring Break opportunities in March
    • Senior Service Day in May
    • Maintains the Garden Against Hunger throughout the Spring/Summer

Exam Schedule

Exam Schedule

Final exams are an important part of your grade. Check the examination schedule in order to be prepared.

Get Involved

Get Involved

Marygrove provides you with a number of opportunities to expand and enhance your education through service learning. You'll learn the importance of civic responsibility while also serving the community.