Supervised Ministry

Supervised ministry grants you field experience in which you explore the richness of ministerial work in various contexts, deepen your pastoral and practical skills, and reflect on how your life experiences relate to your theological study.

With faculty guidance, students select placements based on their interests. Expert supervisors accompany you in your work, and on-campus meetings provide you with a forum to synthesize your experiences alongside other students. Our supervised ministry faculty co-directors will meet with you the year before your placement to help you discern your goals, and our entire supervised ministry team is available to support you.


Theresa O'Keefe

Theresa A. O'Keefe

Director, Contextual Education
M.A. Program


Joseph Weiss, S.J.

Joseph Weiss, S.J.

Director, Field Placement
M.Div. Program


In recent years, STM students have completed placements with the following organizations, among many others:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston College High School

Boston University

Emmanuel College

Franciscan Hospital for Children

Horizons for Homeless Children

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish

Malden Catholic High School

Massachusetts Correctional Institutions

Newton Country Day School

Refugee Immigration Ministry

St. Catherine of Genoa Parish

San Damiano House of Prayer

Stonehill College

The United Nations, New York City

Ecole Primaire Notre-Dame des Anges, Kigali, Rwanda

St. Theresa Kisubi Girls' School, Kisubi, Uganda

La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) in Santiago, Chile