CCMA Mission

To be the voice and promote the mission of the Church among students in higher education by empowering campus ministers through formation, networking and resources.

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Catholic Campus Ministry Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization under the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Getting Ready For College

   Welcome to Catholic Campus Ministry Association’s (CCMA) new pilot program, Getting Ready for College.
   Catholic campus ministers have a unique responsibility to enhance the presence and the ministry of the Church within higher education and to influence future Church leaders with the message of the Gospel.
   The goal of Getting Ready for College is to assist parishes in building transitional programs, or what is called ‘intentional pathways’ for high school students from parish to college and then back to parish after college life.The program consists of having a campus minister visit your parish and speak to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students and their parents who are interested in learning more about preparing for college. Handouts andinformation, including where to find information about Catholic campus ministry programs nationwide, will be issued to the students during the 30 minute presentation. Typically, the presentation can be made during Mass or immediately following Mass for those interested.
   We welcome your parish to be part of this new and exciting program. Our only request is that your parishes assist us in our ministry by making a selected donation to CCMA. In the past, some parishes have provided envelopes for personal donations to their parishioners or have made a donation basket available after all Masses.
   Please join us as we offer help to parents and students who embark on a life changing transition from high school to college. If you are interested and want to learn more, contact CCMA's National Office at 888.714.6631 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thank you for your interest and support to CCMA.

Parishes participating in the pilot program:

St. Paul the Apostle
Annville, Pennsylvania

The Parish of the Resurrection
Nashua, New Hampshire

St. Susanna Parish
Mason, Ohio

Old St. Mary's Church
Cincinnati, Ohio

Holy Cross Immaculata
Cincinnati, Ohio

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church
Liberty Township, Ohio

Program Materials

Presentation Outline
Frequently Asked Questions
Freshman Survival Study Budget
PDF Freshman Survival Guide