St. Augustine's Catholic Campus Ministry

We bring God to the students through prayer, music and fellowship as Vandal Catholics! Your generous gift today is greatly appreciated!

A fundraising campaign for Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise

Please support the FOCUS Campus Ministry program at St. Augustine's on the campus of  the University of Idaho!      

St. Augustine’s Catholic Center provides a safe and nurturing environment for all students to relax, pray, and study. We are a  safe haven, providing opportunities for prayer, learning and fellowship. It’s an escape from everyday student life, and one that helps cultivate faith when away from home for the very first time in a young adult's life. By staying active in their Church, many students feel at home and tend to accomplish their goals while at college. 

Bishop Peter called for the FOCUS team to be present on our campus and to reach out to all in friendship, which has been a blessing. We have much to show for the first year, including:

·       Close to 700 students are registered as part of our Catholic community statewide and are actively involved in leading the Catholic movement on our campuses.

·       Hundreds of students attend Sunday Mass and participate in additional prayer experiences like adoration and morning/evening prayer regularly.

·       Each campus has reported an increase in student participation in the prayer groups, retreats, sacraments and the music ministry beyond music at Mass (retreats, adoration, other parishes, etc…)

·      Students are energized by the ministry and attend the social, community building events like Friday Fiestas, Friendsgiving which are a student led meals after Mass hospitality events and Soup-er Tuesday during the week.

        ·      Vandal Catholics participated in retreats, bible studies, and are involved in discipleship with missionaries where              friendships are a big part of the ministry both to bring them into the fold and to keep their interest high.

At St. Augustine's, our goal is for Catholic students to nurture their faith as well as bring students to the faith. “
For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” (Ps 107:9) 


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About the Organization

Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise

Campus Ministry in the Diocese of Boise strives to help our campus communities to know Christ and to make Christ know on our campuses.
We do this by:
Creating CHRIST CENTERED COMMUNITIES that focus on welcoming, engaging, serving, and loving anyone we encounter, by providing social and community fellowship so that they come to know we care for them and wish them to belong
Offering CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP that develops leaders in the church and community through intellectual, spiritual, liturgical, moral, sacramental catechesis and mentoring.
Being a PROPHETIC VOICE that works for justice by engaging, serving, teaching and critiquing the culture through the lens of our rich Catholic teaching and living the corporal and spiritual works of mercy