Welcome to all things Campus Ministry at USF! Explore our site to find out all of what Campus Ministry has to offer - meet the CM Staff and Peer Ministers, find out what groups we have, see our Mass times, and more! Be sure to say hi if you see us around campus! The Campus Ministry Center is right behind Brookside Mansion and is welcome to all - we have two kitchens that you are free to use plus a spacious basement with multiple little rooms that are great for studying and a large den with couches, a TV, and a pool table! The building is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM when school is in session, so feel free to come in, relax, say hello and use our space!
Check out the "Sacraments and Prayer" tab above for Mass times or check out this month's Mass calendar.
Check out the "Sacraments and Prayer" tab above for Adoration times or check out this month's Adoration calendar.
Check out the "Events Calendar" tab above for up-to-date times of all our activities.
Check out the "Groups" tab above for different groups that meet regularly.
Congratulations to our five students who went through this inaugural year of our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program and were fully initiated into the Catholic Church in April 2014!
- Nick Yoquelet - April 6 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
- Brittany Cochran - April 13 at USF in the St. Francis Chapel
- Sydnee Peterson - April 13 at USF in the St. Francis Chapel
- Justin Simmons - April 13 at USF in the St. Francis Chapel
- Sam Bublitz - April 13 at USF in the St. Francis Chapel
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Have you ever thought of becoming Catholic? We have a the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program here in Campus Ministry! Contact Sr. Gayle with questions or for more information.
Lent this year begins on March 5 - Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time of penance and returning to God. This season is especially marked by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We have a variety of opportunities and resources to help you in your Lenten journey. Check back often as we update the offerings!
We have a variety of resources for Lent that we will have available in the Chapel and in Campus Ministry. These include daily reflection books, a Lenten calendar, and Stations of the Cross guides. Feel free to take one or more to help you in these 40 days!
Weekly Lenten Reflection
We'll be posting weekly Lenten Reflections on our Facebook page! Visit back weekly to see the new one!
Daily Lenten Reflection
Want a deeper, more powerful Lent? Then sign-up for Fr. Robert Barron's daily Lenten Reflections. Fr. Barron is a well-known author, speaker, and theologian. He is also the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire.
Liturgy of the Hours
Are you looking to give back to God this Lenten season? Then join us as we pray the Liturgy of the Hours daily (Monday-Friday)! Here is the schedule:
- 8:30 AM - Morning Prayer in Campus Ministry
- 11:00 AM - Midday Prayer in Campus Ministry
- 6:00 PM - Vespers (Evening Prayer) and Rosary in Campus Ministry
- 8:00 PM - Adoration and Night Prayer in the Chapel
Feel free to come to some or all the prayers, even if you are unfamiliar with the Divine Office. Resources and instruction provided. Sponsored by Send Forth and Cougars FFL.
Stations of the Cross
During Lent, our Friday Adoration time (see above Adoration calendar) will include Stations of the Cross.
Byzantine Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts
Join Fr. David Meinzen and the St. Andrew the Apostle Eastern Rite Catholic mission group for a special prayer opportunity each week! In the Byzantine Lenten tradition they celebrate a Vesperal Liturgy of Pope St. Gregory the Great (a.k.a. Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts), which the Roman Rite typically celebrates only on Good Friday. This will take place here in the Chapel at 6:30 PM. This is not a Mass but more a prayer service with the Eucharist. Dates are:
- Tuesday, March 11
- Thursday, March 20
- Thursday, March 27
- Thursday, April 10 CANCELED
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Join us for Tenebrae on Wednesday, April 16, at 8:00 PM in the St. Francis Chapel. The Service of Shadows - Tenebrae services help us enter into the Easter Triduum. It contains singing of Psalms and various readings all drawing us into the Paschal Mystery as we extinguish each candle and enter into the darkness. Facebook event
Easter Sundae Bar
Come by on Wednesday, April 23, from 1:30-3:00 PM in the JPII 2nd Floor Lobby for free ice cream sundaes to celebrate Easter!
Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II
Join people from around the world to celebrate the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II on Sunday, April 27. We will be having prayers cards available and other ways to celebrate so visit back as we update the offerings!
Prayer, Mindfulness-Based Meditation & the Relaxation Response
Join Fr. David Meinzen and Dr. Dave Johnson on the first Thursday of each month from 12:45-1:15 PM for prayer, mindfulness based meditation and the relaxation response in the Chapel. All faith traditions (or none) are welcome from the campus and community. The next date is May 1.
Come join the graduating class of 2014 on Saturday, May 3, at 9:30 AM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception as they thank God for all of the blessings they have experienced at USF, worshiping together at Mass for one last time. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, will celebrate the Mass. Family and friends of our graduates are encouraged to attend, as well as USF faculty and staff.
Graduates will need to arrive at 9:00 AM. Please note cap and gowns are required for graduates.