Catholic Student Association (CSA)
Catholic students on the campuses of St. Olaf and Carleton are represented both on campus and with the parish through their respective Catholic Student Associations (CSA). Although independent of the parish, the CSA leadership on each campus works in conjunction with Fr. Denny and Rick Nelson to coordinate activities on each campus to which students from the other college are invited, as well as intercampus Sunday morning breakfasts at the parish. The CSA groups help arrange transportation to St. Dominic for weekend Masses, help connect students with parish families for a home away from campus through an “adopt-a-student” program, and encourage college students to be active in parish life in capacities such as teaching children in the faith formation program and helping with music at parish Masses.
St. Olaf Catholic Women’s Household
The St. Olaf Catholic Women’s Household is a new initiative between St. Dominic and St. Olaf. Several Catholic women live together and form an off-campus Catholic community.
Saint Paul’s Outreach
Saint Paul’s Outreach (SPO) is a Catholic college ministry organization centered in St. Paul, Minnesota. They maintain a presence at St. Olaf by sponsoring Sunday evening 8 p.m. Masses on campus and organizing spiritual and social events for students with an emphasis on Christian discipleship and faith support groups. Visit website www.spoweb.org for more information.
For information on the Newman Club and St. Olaf Catholic Student Association, please click on their respective link below.