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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  • Reflection for Tuesday, July 27, 2021: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |On Saturday, we heard the parable of the weeds and the wheat. Then Jesus seemed to say, "Let the weeds grow up with the wheat so as not to harm the wheat." Today Jesus explains the field as the world and seeds as children, ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, July 29, 2021: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |Did Martha feel sorry for herself? Maybe in her heart she blamed Jesus for keeping Mary chatting, but she was not free enough, or assured enough in that friendship, to confront Jesus. Friendships are sensed to be fragile ...
  • Reflection for Monday, July 26, 2021: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |In today's gospel Jesus explains how little things can mean a lot. The littlest thing can make a big difference. The mustard seed is tiny, but the plant is huge. It's like a tree. It seems impossible that something so ...
  • Reflection for Friday, July 30, 2021: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |The Lord God has always been open with His people. In today's reading from Leviticus, Moses received specific instructions regarding festivals dedicated to the Lord. They involved a sacrifice, an oblation, that was often ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, July 30, 2021: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |I remember it as if it were yesterday.  1982, annual retreat at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, praying with scripture under the guidance of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius whose feast we celebrate today.|The scene is me ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, July 28, 2021: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |"The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."|- Matthew|Reflecting on a saint who "out of joy" sold ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, July 25, 2021: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |In today's Gospel reading from John about the multiplication of the loaves, Jesus was acutely aware that the crowd gathered to hear him speak needed to be fed. He even tested Philip, asking him where they might buy enough ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, July 24, 2021: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Grassmeyer, Kimberly (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |The parable in today's Gospel reading (Matthew 13:24-30) is entirely apropos the growing season we're in, here in Nebraska! The person Jesus described selected and planted in their field "good seed.". At least in my yard, ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, July 21, 2021: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.  |At a moment when so many disparate voices call for my attention — from members of Congress, from church leaders, and from the many voices carried by systems of electronic media — ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, July 18, 2021: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Kalkowski, Julie (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |Being from cattle country, I don't know much about sheep, a focus of today's readings.  When I searched for information about sheep and a shepherd's responsibility, it became clear to me why Jesus used those metaphors to ...
  • Reflection for Monday, July 19, 2021: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |In today's gospel, the pharisees demand a sign from Jesus.  Jesus replied "An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. Just as Jonah was in the belly ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, July 22, 2021: Saint Mary Magdalene. 

    Santos, Nicky, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |Today we celebrate the feast of Mary Magdalene that Pope Francis elevated to the status of a festivity in 2016. Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus after his crucifixion. She was the one who remained close ...
  • Reflection for Friday, July 23, 2021: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |"The ordinances of the Lord…are more precious than gold…sweeter also than syrup or honey." (Psalm 19: 10 – 11)|In song and dance the ancient people celebrated the law.  Refreshment for the soul, trusted wisdom, rejoicing ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, July 20, 2021: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    McClure, Scott (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |I have a confession to make. When it comes to contributing to Creighton's Online Ministries through writing these scriptural reflections, I feel quite inadequate, not to mention unqualified. Though I quite enjoy writing ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, July 1, 2021: 13th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Mason, Mirielle (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |In today's Gospel reading, we see Jesus healing a paralyzed man. This is one of many examples of Jesus' public ministry that we can see blossoming throughout Matthew. In fact, just prior to this section, Jesus expels ...
  • Reflection for Friday, July 2, 2021: 13th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |The words are so simple. Follow me. Jesus walks by Matthew and says "Follow me." And Matthew does. While being a tax collector was likely not an easy job, what would it take to walk away and leave that behind to follow ...
  • Reflection for Monday, July 12, 2021: 15th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Chiacchere, Colleen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |As I first read the first line from the Gospel today, I could not help but feel some resistance. "Jesus said, 'Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth.'" I have to admit that on some level, I really do ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, July 8, 2021: 14th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |The lectionary of Ordinary Time has us consider those ancestors who have been faith filled.  How did they live the commands of God as they had heard them, and how they love and care for one another in the world which they ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, July 4, 2021: 14th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |To me, the readings for today are about who God is, who Jesus is, and who we are, and how the Holy Spirit works to bring us closer together.  That is, if we are open to what that means in our lives.  We do not always pay ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, July 3, 2021: Saint Thomas, Apostle. 

    Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
    |Today is the feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. In the passage from Paul's Letter to the Ephesians, he describes the community of believers both as a household and as a temple. The Psalm praising the Lord is mixed with a ...

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