Bringing Jesus Christ to our Campuses
Recognizing the need and importance of encouraging and supporting the faith of our young people, The Diocese of Hamilton and St. Michael's parish in collaboration with our students founded the St. John Paul II Student Centre in 2015. Our purpose is to provide a Catholic 'home away from home', offering faith formation, support, prayer, worship and fellowship opportunities for our student communities in Waterloo - all under one roof. The Centre is in the old rectory of St. Michael's parish, so it even looks and feels like (and is) a family home.
Our patron, St. John Paul II, recognized the importance of forming young Catholics in their relationship with the Lord Jesus. Carrying on his great tradition, we strive to support and nourish the faith of the emerging generation of Christian leaders. We heed the voice of the Holy Spirit that came through our patron's call to 'be not afraid! ' (Lk 5:10) and to 'open wide the door for Christ ', living and proclaiming the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ!
St. John Paul II, pray for us!