Mission and Ministry is the Division of the University that provides the non-academic and non-clinical ministries for the students, faculty and staff of Creighton. Mission and Ministry web site

These are the six departments of Mission and Ministry

  • Campus Ministry
  • Center for Service and Justice
  • Collaborative Ministry Office
  • CU Retreat Center
  • Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality
  • ILAC

In collaboration with St. John's Parish, we serve the Creighton Community with a variety of ministries that call forth the gifts of the community.

In service of the Jesuit Catholic character of Creighton, we gather the gifts of this richly diverse community, that we all might grow in freedom as women and men for others.

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Recent Submissions

  • Prayer for the Loss of a Grandchild 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Oh, God,|This is so unfair! Not our grandchild! It isn't fair! It isn't right! Our darling, young grandchild, the one we delighted in at birth, tended to, babysat and loved without limits. Why now are our hearts broken by ...
  • Contemplating the Assumption of Mary 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Mary looked over at John writing at his table and smiled. He had always looked so young and the years had not aged him very much. She could understand why Jesus had such a special place in his heart for John, with his ...
  • Contemplating the Healing of a Leper 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Healing of a Leper"|I had been a leper for 30 years. It wasn't very bad at first. My family knew the law, and like me, covered up the first few signs on my skin. ...
  • Peter Remembers His Call From Jesus 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Peter Remembers his Call from Jesus"|I get asked about it all the time, so I don't mind talking about it again. People are always asking, "So, Peter, what was it like the day Jesus ...
  • Contemplating the Baptism of Jesus 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Baptism of Jesus"|The olives on the trees were not yet ready for harvest. There were things I could do around the orchard but I was restless. I told my wife I would ...
  • Finally, the Sacred Silence 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Finally, the Sacred Silence"|I wanted to pray with my mother. After a half day in airports and on planes, I had returned for another visit to see her, another four days of watching ...
  • Contemplating the Wedding Feast of Cana 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Wedding Feast of Cana"|It was such a wonderful wedding feast! The music, the dancing, the food and wine. There was a burst of joy just then and Mary looked over at ...
  • Prayers for Fathers and Husbands 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Prayers for Fathers and Husbands"|For Fathers Coping with a Teenager|Now what, Jesus? Once again I have been dismissed by my own child who looks at me as if I am a stranger and an ...
  • A Rosary for Alzheimer's Patients: Praying the Sorrowful Mysteries 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first three paragraphs of "A Rosary for Alzheimer's Patients"|Agony in Garden|For the length of time it takes to pray 10 Hail Marys, I meditate on the Agony in the Garden. I picture Jesus, troubled and afraid, ...
  • Bury the Dead 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    "Every one of us has experienced the death of someone we love, whether it is a distant, elderly friend or the deep pain of losing a spouse or child. What can we do in this final Work of Mercy?|We can always go to a wake ...
  • Finding God in Everyday Life 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    There are 4 key elements in finding God in our everyday lives.| The realization, the conviction, that God is there. After that, it is all very easy. A belief in the Good News - that Jesus won a victory over sin ...
  • Praying with My Mother 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    One Experience of Prayer|My mother has suffered from Alzheimer's for a number of years. We live thousands of miles from each other but I visit on a regular basis. With each trip, I witness her continuing decline in eating, ...
  • Praying with an Alzheimer's Patient 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Prayer, like music, can often reach the deepest part of a person's soul. It is no different for someone with Alzheimer's Disease. |Long after many abilities have slipped away, music and prayer can sometimes remain. Both ...
  • Praying in Times of Crisis 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first three paragraphs of "Praying in Times of Crisis".|Times of crisis are, perhaps, the most important times to turn to God. Sometime we cry, "Help me!" or "Please!" or "Save me!" God wants to be there ...
  • Using Ritual Every Day 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first four paragraphs of "Using Ritual Every Day"|A ritual is anything we do repeatedly or do in a particular manner. I can say it is my morning ritual to get a cup of coffee soon after waking up. I sorely ...
  • Praying for a Parent with Alzheimer's 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    "Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my entire will... Give me only your love and your grace and that is enough for me." Ignatius of Loyola|Loving God,|Please bless every mother and father ...
  • To Whom Do I Pray? 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first three paragraphs of "To Whom do I Pray?"|This may sound like an odd question, but it is an important one. This tip is simply an encouragement to consider to whom I'm praying and to experiment with ...
  • A Vatican II Overview 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first three paragraphs of "A Vatican II Overview"|The fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of Vatican II inspires me to reflect upon a few things about what that Council meant for us. We can sometimes forget ...
  • Office Memorials 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    Text from the first half of "Office Memorials"|It is in our human nature to keep those who have passed away as a part of our current lives. While their physical presence is not available, their contributions to our lives ...
  • Rediscovering the Corporal Works of Mercy 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1/1/2000)
    "Jesus' words in Matthew 25 are not about us at all -- but about our neighbors.|The seven Corporal Works of Mercy are a part of Catholic tradition and for many of us, these were part of our upbringing. In today's world ...

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