As a Stonehill student, you’ll find many opportunities to express and nurture your faith. We welcome students of all religious traditions and actively seek to foster a culture where differences – and commonalities – are embraced and openly shared.
As a Catholic institution in the Holy Cross tradition, our goal is to provide a place for robust conversations about the things that matter most to us.
When Blessed Father Basil Moreau founded the Congregation of Holy Cross, his educational philosophy centered on instilling in students the competence to see and the courage to act. Our programs are anchored by the moral imperative that compels us to live peacefully in a global community, and our students are encouraged to grow spiritually, challenge injustice, and promote peace.
Service & Outreach
The idea of making the world a better place is ingrained in the Holy Cross tradition and is an intrinsic element of the Stonehill experience. Each year, students provide more than 40,000 hours of community service. Making things happen in a hands-on way fosters the kind of growth you cannot experience anywhere else.
Stonehill’s Community Engagement Program invites students to extend themselves beyond the boundaries of our campus. Our largest volunteer initiative, this student-led program engages in meaningful community service with more than 35 local agencies.
Our service immersion program, H.O.P.E., offers students the opportunity to travel to various domestic and international sites to engage in a week of service and cross-cultural exchange.
Student Clubs and Organizations
Stonehill has a number of student-led clubs and organizations that center on service and volunteering.
Celebration & Worship
All members of the Stonehill community are welcome and encouraged to gather for worship. Masses are celebrated on campus throughout the week in the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Chapel of Mary, and in various residence hall chapels. Campus Ministry provides information about local religious services in other faith traditions for those students who are interested.
If you’re looking for a great way to spend a weekend away from Stonehill, a Campus Ministry retreat might be perfect for you. Retreats are the perfect opportunity to deepen your faith, spirituality, and sense of community. You’ll get to know your peers on a new level, and you’ll learn a lot about yourself.
The Chapel Choir consists of talented singers and instrumentalists who give their time and gifts in exchange for growth and experience. In addition to providing sacred music for liturgical celebrations at Stonehill, the Chapel Choir performs at many major events on campus and, at times, internationally through tours within Europe.
Students wishing to pursue preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, and Marriage can do so through programs offered within Campus Ministry.
Liturgical ministry is a great way to get involved with spiritual life on campus as a lector, server, sacristan, minister of communion, or minister of hospitality. You’ll have the opportunity to assist with the Sunday Eucharist, Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, Baccalaureate Mass, and other worship services throughout the year.
Everyone needs guidance from time to time. If you need someone to talk to during your time at Stonehill, you won’t have to look very far.
Hall Chaplains are Holy Cross priests and brothers who live among the Stonehill student community. They provide a ministry of presence and offer pastoral care and spiritual programming in the residence halls.
In addition to the Holy Cross religious on campus, Campus Ministers are available to meet with students to discuss personal growth, spiritual direction, and any other personal topic. Campus Ministers also serve the Stonehill community as directors of major campus ministry programs, prayer services, liturgy, as well as provide pastoral care and assistance in times of transition and trauma.
Named for Blessed Father Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Moreau Student Ministers support the student body by creating a welcoming environment, strengthening faith groups, and serving as a conduit to spiritual resources on campus.