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Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry

One in mind and heart on the way to God.”  
~St. Augustine (The Rule of St. Augustine, ch.1, vs. 2)


Rooted in the Gospels and St. Augustine of Hippo’s spirituality, we strive to get to know God and ourselves by living out our relationships with one another in community.


Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the college’s Catholic and Augustinian heritage, the Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry at Merrimack College fosters the spiritual development of the entire Merrimack community: students, faculty, staff and administrators, by helping them grow in their friendship with God and to utilize their strengths and talents in service to God’s people.  We invite all members of our community to recognize and respond to God’s call by participating in liturgies, retreats, service outreach, sacramental preparation, faith education, pastoral care, spiritual direction and other programs, in order to help bring about a world of peace, justice and harmony.  Our programs are open to members of all faiths, to enrich lives outside the classroom.

We invite you to visit us on the 3rd floor of the Sakowich Campus Center.


Retreat Experiences

All of these programs encourage students to explore, question and grow in spirituality so as to integrate faith with daily life.

Service Opportunities

Our service opportunities help cultivate students’ spiritual and personal growth by providing them with meaningful interactions with domestic and international communities. These include Alternative Breaks, International Service Immersion, MerrimAction, the Thanksgiving Basket Drive, the Christmas Gift Card Drive, and Sweeps Week!

Sacramental Preparation

Are you missing a Sacrament? Baptism? Communion? Confirmation?
If you are interested in more information or want to get involved next semester, please contact Cara Annese at



The Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry


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Join us for Mass

Every Sunday and Weekday ALSO
Wednesday Evenings

Sunday Liturgy

5:00 p.m. 
Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel
Austin Hall, 2nd floor


Weekday Liturgy

Monday through Friday at 12:00 Noon 
Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel
Austin Hall, 2nd floor

Wednesday Evening Mass at 9:00 p.m. in the Taylor Chapel of St. Augustine - 3rd floor of Sakowich Campus Center.  



Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Taylor Chapel of St. Augustine, 3rd floor of Sakowich Campus Center.  

Also following Sunday’s mass from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the sacristy of Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel, 2nd floor of Austin Hall.