Catholic Campus Ministry welcomes the cadets of VMI and students of W&L

Mr. W. C. "Burr" Datz, Campus Minister,  540-463-3533

Dan Michnewich, President VMI Newman Club,

Jennifer Ritter and Mike Grimaldi, Co-Presidents W&L CCM Club, ,


   Rooted in our common stem of faith and the Eucharist, Catholic Campus Ministry strives to grow from strangers into a sincere family that demonstrates the love of God and others. We prepare for a lifetime of learning after college by exploring our faith and expressing it through fellowship and service. We work collaboratively and creatively to share the Gospel and to build the Kingdom of God.
   We provide educational programs, retreats and prayer services to deepen our faith, social events to celebrate our Christian community and community service projects to serve the needs of others. 

Updates - Nov 19, 2010

The season of Advent is upon us!

A season of preparing the way of the Lord (and preparing for final exams), a season of colder and darker weather (and a season of lighting another advent candle each week) and a season of shopping for just the right gifts for family and friends (and a season in which we remember that Jesus was born homeless with no room at the inn).

Upcoming events:

Monday, December 6th at 7 PM at St. Patrick's Church: Communal Reconciliation Service with five visiting priests.

Wednesday, December 8th: Feast of the Immacualte Conception - a holy day of obligation. Masses at 7:00 AM in Jackson Memorial Hall at VMI, and 12:15 and 5:30 PM at St. Patrick's Church

Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 PM at St. Patrick's Church: the Almost Christmas, Almost Midnight Mass - carols at 10:30, Mass at 11 PM followed by a brief reception. Take a study break, pray for knowledge and wisdom and celebrate our faith.

Sunday, December 12th - final 5 PM Mass of the semester (and year).


Students express thanks after Mass on Nov. 14th during the Turkey Dinner in the Parish Hall:

Father Mahlerbe, pastor of Fond Pierre parish in Haiti, distributes communion with Newman Club President and first classman Dan Michnewich at Mass on Oct. 3rd as the CCM choir sings a Haitian communion song. Fond Pierre is the twin parish of St. Patrick's.

News and Upcoming Events

Campus Ministry events for the coming 2 weeks:

VMI - Stand by for further info.

W&L - Stand by for further info.

CCM Leadership Teams for 2009 - 2010


VMI Newman Club Leadership Team
President: Dan Michnewich
Co-vice presidents: Drew Stahling and Jacob Znachko
Secretary/Web manager: Shane Perry
Prayer/spirituality: Matthew Waalkes
EWC retreats: Mike Andriani and Matt Dudek
Alternative Spring Break: Drew Stahling
Community Service: Ashley Gernhardt and Justin Wasno,
Rat Coordinator Sean Alexander
W&L Leadership Team
Co-presidents: Jennifer Ritter and Mike Grimaldi,
Secretary/publicity: Bridget Donovan
Prayer/spirituality: Thomas Meric
EWC retreats and Alternative Spring Break: Elise Parker
Community Service: Mary Huerster and Sarah Stieffvater,
Music Ministry: Sara Hardman