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

  • Reflection for Thursday, September 24, 2020: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |"Vanity" is a vain attempt to be in the eyes of others, the person you feel you cannot be in your own eyes.  It is an empty pursuit, because of the deep underlying self-disappointment which results in the fear that others ...
  • Reflection for Monday, September 21, 2020: St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. 

    Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |Rising early, Matthew climbs the stairs to the roof of his home.  While saying his morning prayers, he notices the all-too-familiar feelings of emptiness and the effort required to ignore the harsh words whispered behind ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, September 19, 2020: 24th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |I first wrote a reflection on today's readings for September 18, 2004.  A refreshed and edited version of that prior reflection follows.|These readings are very appropriate for September 19 in the northern hemisphere.  ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, September 20, 2020: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Latta, Mark (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |For several months, as a direct result of our troubled times, I have been moved to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy which has an option for a closing prayer that includes this phrase "…increase Your mercy in us, that in ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, September 23, 2020: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |Today's readings remind us that we are hopelessly lost in the darkness without light that comes only from God.|The first reading from Proverbs reflects wisdom about our own nature.  If we are honest, we know that we are ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, September 22, 2020: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Kavan, Michael (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |In today's first reading from Proverbs, we are reminded about living life wisely. A broad set of sayings that are attributed to Solomon are provided and include doing what is right and just, being humble, being diligent, ...
  • Reflection for Monday, September 28, 2020: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |A gathering of angels praising God does not seem to depart from the ordinary design of created beings. The host of angels, in the remarkable reading from the Book of Job that we consider today, contains a guest that we ...
  • Reflection for Friday, September 25, 2020: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |Recently, I found myself thinking about family and friends who have died in the past couple of years.  I remembered singular moments that made me smile…. a comment, a joke, a compliment, laughter, and even moments of ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, September 26, 2020: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |When I was a young girl my Great-Aunt Sal gave me a dresser that had been a wedding gift to her and my Great-Uncle Hank.  The piece has beautiful curves and a large mirror.  Ironically when I first heard about the gift I ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, September 27, 2020: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |The shortest passage in our readings today drew the most out of me in terms of reflection on my relationship to God.  I think all the lessons are about our relationship to God, but John 10:27 says it best.  "I know my ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, September 29, 2020: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. 

    Santos, Nicky, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    During his papacy, Pope Francis has affirmed the existence of guardian angels and has said that these are companions, guardians, and guides that the Lord sends us to help us on our journey of life. He says that they are ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, September 30, 2020: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

    Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |This is a story that my spiritual director told me back in 1968.|A very wealthy man adopted a young boy and raised him as his son, with love, discipline, generosity, firmness, vision – everything you could hope for from ...
  • Twenty-Third Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 6-12, 2020 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. - Luke 6
  • Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 13-19, 2020 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. - 1 Corinthians
  • Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 20-26, 2020 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    "But who do you say that I am?" Peter said in reply, "The Christ of God." Luke 9
  • Reflection for Wednesday, September 2, 2020: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

    Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |I will be the first to admit it, and I dare say we have all done it. Sitting in church, collecting our thoughts while waiting for Mass to start and out of the corner of our eye we see the processional lining up. We glance ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, September 1, 2020: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

    Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |In today's first reading, Paul speaks of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit's relation to God, to Christ and to knowledge.|Professionally, I have been trained in the "scientific method." Paul seems to be laying out what might ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, September 3, 2020: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

    Howard, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    If today I hear His voice….|Where are we going – traipsing down this rutted dusty road?  No one uses this path any more.    Where is Jesus going here?  What is he doing?  Does Jesus really mean for us to follow him?  There ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, September 5, 2020: 23rd week in Ordinary Time. 

    McClure, Scott (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |Today's reading from Luke pits Jesus and his disciples against the legalistic Pharisees who see them violating the laws of the sabbath. In reading this account, we know we should 'root' for Jesus and his disciples. Even ...
  • Reflection for Friday, September 4, 2020: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

    Shea, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
    |Today's Gospel remind me of the importance of stretching. Old patches on new clothes will not stretch to fit. Likewise, old wineskin will not stretch to accommodate the new wine. Sometimes, we get stuck in "old" ways of ...

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