The NOW of the Church

The NOW of the Church

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.

(Click here to view the entire video.)

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:

The work of UTEP’s San Romero University Ministry Center was featured in a recent book, Catholic Campus Ministry: Fifteen Profiles in Achievement.