About Mines Catholic

Mines Catholic Campus Ministry (MCCM) is a student led organization at the Colorado School of Mines that is dedicated to fulfilling the great commission of making disciples of all nations. MCCM serves the students at Mines in their spiritual, social, and leadership formation through liturgy, sacraments, fellowship, retreats, and bible studies. Some of our events include mass on campus, game nights, holiday parties, awakening retreats, eucharistic adoration, and an annual fourteener hike!

Mines Catholic is blessed to have Fr. Chris Considine as our full time chaplain! Fr. Chris is a Parochial Vicar at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Arvada, CO, and is also committed to leading Catholic students at Mines. Fr. Chris supports our community by celebrating mass on campus, teaching courses on theology and church figures, and offering confession during adoration. Fr. Chris is also an avid skier, alpineer, stargazer, birdwatcher, an all-around explorer, and loves to share these experiences with students!

Our campus community is also supported by a team of FOCUS Missionaries (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Our missionaries are dedicated to teaching and spreading the universal faith, and they do this by leading students in bible studies, small group discipleship, and community fellowship. They also lead outreach initiatives to share the truth of the gospel with our campus and surrounding communities. Our team of missionaries also travels with a group of students to the annual FOCUS Conference. You can learn more about our FOCUS missionaries on our FOCUS page.

Since the Colorado School of Mines does not have a Newman Center, the Frassati (men’s) and Goretti (women’s) houses serve as a place for community and fellowship for the Mines Catholic community. The mission of the Frassati and Goretti Houses is to be a place of community and strength by which its members may find friendship and support as they experience the academic vigor at Mines. These two houses are also home to Our Lady of Mount Zion Chapel, which is a great place near campus to come spend time with Jesus in the Eucharist.

If you are interested in learning more about Mines Catholic Campus Ministry, please reach out to us using the contact page.