Volunteers & Interns

Ministry Internship

University Ministry service painting
The University Ministry Internship is a formation program to accompany students on their faith journey while they serve peers in a specific area of ministry. Interns will:
  • Attend and facilitate retreats and other University Ministry experiences and events
  • Attend bi-weekly community formation sessions
  • Meet bi-weekly with a staff mentor
  • Collaboratively create and implement a mission project
  • Receive a $500 stipend per semester

Ideal candidates are responsible, engaged on campus and interested in exploring and deepening their spirituality. They do not need to be Christian. Each applicant must have a reference and is responsible for sending the reference form to them.

If you are interested, please complete the application by April 15, 2020.

Please find the form for references to complete here. References are due April 30, 2020.

Please contact Calla Baumgartner at cbaumgar@udmercy.edu with any questions.

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    Other Leadership Opportunities

    • First Year Retreat – Plan and lead the retreat for first year students.
    • Immersion Trips – Plan and facilitate a week of direct service rooted in relationship during winter, spring, or summer break.  Do the works of mercy, enter a new reality, reflect, build community.
    • Ignatian Family Teach-In – Plan and lead a weekend in Washington, D.C. exploring issues of social justice and advocacy.
    • Christian Life Communities – Lead a weekly small faith-sharing groups.
    • Retreats – Plan and lead weekends away from school to build friendships and reflect on spirituality.

Liturgical Ministry

Liturgical Ministry

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist the priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during the 9 p.m. Mass. Students who wish to participate in this ministry should contact University Ministry to schedule a training.


Lectors proclaim the first and second readings during the 9 p.m. Mass. Students who wish to participate in this ministry should contact University Ministry to schedule a training.


Sacristans set up for the 9:00 p.m. Mass, assist the priest during the Mass and clean up after the Mass. The sacristan is a Ministry Leadership position. Students who wish to participate in this ministry should apply to be a Ministry Leader in March.

If interested in serving, please contact University Ministry at ministry@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1560.

Music Ministry

Music Ministry

Music Ministry meets for rehearsal every Sunday at 8 p.m. before the weekly 9 p.m. student Mass. Director Dan Greig welcomes singers and instrumentalists of all kinds.  Music reading skills are helpful but NOT required.

Join us at 8:00 p.m. every Sunday during the semester!  

To participate in Music Ministry, see Dan after Mass on Sunday nights, or contact the University Ministry office at ministry@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1560.