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    Fr. James Puglis, T.O.R.

    Fr. Chris Dobson, T.O.R.
    Director of Liturgy

    Mr. Paul Girardi
    Associate Director

    Ms. Denise Farabaugh
    Executive Assistant

    Br. Stephen Waruszewski, T.O.R.

    Feed your soul

    Guided by our Franciscan Catholic heritage, Campus Ministry provides opportunities for members of all faith traditions to encounter God in their daily lives.

    As a community of faith and love, we strive to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of the University as they are reflected in the Franciscan Goals of Higher Education. Staffed by a team of Franciscan friars and lay ministers, we assist the University community in becoming instruments of Christ’s peace as exemplified by St. Francis of Assisi.

    Campus Ministry seeks to assist all students on their spiritual journey, helping them realize and become the person that God has created them to be. Campus Ministry is a presence of Christ for you on campus.  Whether you are facing a difficult decision, struggling with God’s Will, or just need to talk, we invite you to consider Campus Ministry as a resource. 

    Campus Ministry is located on the first floor of Saint Francis Hall. 

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  • Campus Ministry would like to welcome Fr. James Puglis, T.O.R. as the new Director of Campus Ministry  

    We will now be having an additional time for confessions–  Sunday’s 7 pm to 7:45 pm

    •  Eucharistic Adoration - As Catholics, we believe that Christ is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist, therefore, the Blessed Sacrament is to be given the same adoration and devotion that is accorded to Christ.  This form of Adoration is where individuals can have a quieter, personal, and more private prayer time with our Eucharistic Lord. 
      Adoration will be held every Monday  between 12:30 and 5 pm in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. All are welcome!  
    •  Contemporary issues meet ancient wisdom at Arise, a women's group which engages issues such as anxiety, body image, gender roles, prayer and more using both the scriptures and the writings of the Saints for guidance. Arise is held every Monday at 6pm in the campus ministry lounge. 
    •  Campus Ministry invites you to Ignite - a weekly event which involves growing in faith, games, music and small groups. Food afterwards too. Come join us on Mondays at 9PM in Campus Ministry Lounge
    •  Are you passionate about your Catholic faith? Are you looking for a way to share it with others? Do you want to have fun leading retreats for high school students?   If so, please come join us Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge for the FIREstarters Confirmation Retreat Team meetings!  For more information contact any Peer Minister or stop down to Campus Ministry!  We look forward to seeing you there!!
    •  In His Presence– A Night of Adoration, Praise, Prayer and Reflection           Wednesdays 9 PM–10 PM Immaculate Conception Chapel 
    •  What: New speaker series titled "Why Do Catholics Teach That?"
      Who for: All students but faculty and staff welcome as well.
      When: 2nd Wednesday of every month.  October 10th, November 14th, and an additional date on  November 28th Where: JFK lounge Time:  8 pm
      Why: 1. To create an opportunity for students to learn more about commonly misunderstood topics of the Catholic faith,  2. To create an environment for students to express curiosity about the faith.
    •  Campus Peer Ministers will host a Social after the 8 pm Mass downstairs in the Campus Ministry Lounge.  All are invited!
    •  If you would like to be a Liturgical Minister or in Music Ministry, please contact Campus Ministry at ext. 3172 or
    •  If you would like to learn more about the Catholic faith or if you are a Baptized Catholic have not receive all the initiation sacraments, (Penance, Holy Communion or Confirmation) and would like the opportunity to receive them while at Saint Francis, please contact Fr. James Puglis, TOR at, 814-472-3391, or stop by our offices.  Catholics who are preparing for a wedding in the Catholic church need to have received all their initiation sacraments.

    Immaculate Conception Chapel was established to serve the sacramental and spiritual needs of the Saint Francis University community. In addition to regular celebration of the Eucharist and sacrament of reconciliation, the University is normally allowed to celebrate the sacrament of matrimony for alumni and other members of the University community, with permission from the rector of our local parish, the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel. During Holy Week, the Chapel may also celebrate the sacraments of initiation - baptism, confirmation, and first Eucharist - if there is sufficient student interest and preparation.

    Infant baptisms and funerals are rarely celebrated in Immaculate Conception Chapel, as the proper place for celebrating these liturgies is in a parish.  Please contact your local parish for these liturgical services.

    Sunday offertory contributions are restricted and used to pay for ongoing and future capital improvements to the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Checks payable to “Saint Francis University” will be processed by the Advancement Office, and acknowledged in a letter from the Advancement Office. These letters should be kept for tax return purposes.