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Office of Ministry, Spirituality and Action
Welcome to the Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action
The Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action (OMSA) promotes action & service as a way to build faith and to show faith by living it. We seek to create a culture of faith and service where all Avila students will be empowered to reach out into the community in a variety of ways. For us, faith is a lived experience. We live out our faith in relationship with God, self, others and the earth. Inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we live the unifying love of God and serve the dear neighbor without distinction. We profess that to love God we must show it by loving one another. OMSA offers various ministries for students to be involved in as participants or as leaders.
The Office of Ministry, Spirituality and Action affirms the values and vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, striving to assist and promote the spiritual development of members of the Avila community, especially students through unity, prayer and service.
WHO IS MINISTRY FOR ?
EVERYONE! The Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action reaches out to everyone of all faith backgrounds to build unity within the Avila community. Some events may be specifically Catholic, but all events are intended to be welcoming and are planned with the intention that everyone may be involved.
First year students are eligible to apply for an Avila Ministry Performance Grant in order to participate as a Ministry Leader. Students can qualify for a grant of up to $2000 per year for 4 years. Click on the link to find out more how you can apply. If you have questions about what it means to be a ministry leader contact Julie Cowley at Julie.Cowley@avila.edu
In the Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action, there is no group to join. We consider all students at Avila to be members of our ministry and we welcome everyone to get involved in our numerous activities, prayers, retreats and our community service or justice ministries.