Josh Alanis, student at the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP), created a film with young adults sharing their faith life and what it’s like to live in a border community. Friar Mario Serrano, a campus minister at UTEP, participated in the project. Here is an excerpt from the film that highlights the NOW of the Church.
So, what does a campus ministry team do during a pandemic?
They relied not only on live-streaming Mass and texting through group apps, but even took advantage of “older technology — the phone. The team called more than 400 students on a regular basis, using a guide called “How to Minister Over the Phone” they developed during the pandemic.
The team also launched a new website: sanromerocenter.org.
The work of UTEP’s San Romero University Ministry Center was featured in a recent book, Catholic Campus Ministry: Fifteen Profiles in Achievement.