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Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry

Sacramental Prep / RCIA 2015

Spiritual Development and Pastoral Care


Sacramental Preparation

Campus Ministry gathers with members of the Merrimack College community to celebrate various sacraments. 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) 

A special invitation is extended to those who are interested in becoming Catholic or completing their Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation).  The RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process of preparation utilized at Merrimack College.  Others on campus who desire to deepen their faith commitment as Catholics are also welcomed to the RCIA sessions.

In 2016, eleven (11) Merrimack students took part in the Sacramental Preparation process, which was conducted through weekly sessions.  They all received the Sacrament of Confirmation in The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher.

These students were:  John Bachner, Daniela Coelho, Allison Davis, Abigail Hancock, Tiana Kibbe, Julianna Martinez, Mark O’Brien, Kylie Reardon, Gabrielle Ruth and Jaime Woodbury.


Please take a few minutes to hear what their process experience was this year:  

If you are interested in more information or want to get involved next semester, please contact Cara Annese at


Pastoral Care

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) 

  • After Sunday evening Liturgy from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Sacristy of Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel, 2nd floor of Austin Hall.
  • Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Taylor Chapel of St. Augustine, 3rd floor of the Sakowich Campus Center.
  • Available at any time by making an appointment with an Augustinian Friar on campus.


Spiritual Direction

  • Spiritual Direction is available for those who would like to explore more deeply their faith journey or who simply want to talk one-on-one with a Campus Minister.

Pastoral Care

College life, and life in general, can be quite stressful at times.

All campus ministers are available to talk with you about anything, spiritual or otherwise.

Please do not hesitate to come to our office at any time.

Campus Ministry Office:      978-837-5450

Contact Information

For more information about any of these programs, please contact:

Cara Annese
Campus Ministry 978-837-5224