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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. 

  • Catch a glimpse of life in the ministry.

    • Stations of the Cross will take place during Lent in the Chapel on Fridays at 4 pm.
    •  On Monday, March 18th at 7 PM in the Chapel Kathy Troccoli, award winning singer-speaker, will hold an event called Comfort by Candlelight.  It will be a wonderful evening of music with a strong message of hope and comfort.  Tickets are free  and available by contacting Campus Ministry at 814-472-3172.  All are invited to attend.

    •  Campus Peer Ministers will host a social downstairs in the Campus Ministry Lounge after the 8 PM Mass.  All are invited!
    •  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament—12:30 PM until 5 PM every Monday. Adoration will be held in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. 
      NEW!!! In addition, Adoration will be held Monday-Friday from 3 pm—4 pm!!  All are welcome!  
    •  Arise, a women's group 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
    • Join us Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the Campus Ministry Lounge for the  FIREstarters Confirmation Retreat Team meetings!  
    •  In His Presence– A Night of Adoration, Praise, Prayer and Reflection Tuesdays from 8 —9 PM  Immaculate Conception Chapel 


      Daily Mass is at 12 noon Monday through Friday 
      Sunday 10: 00 AM and 8 PM 

      Fridays from 11:15-11:45 AM and Sundays 7:00 PM-7:45 PM
      To schedule a Mass Remembrance, please contact Denise Farabaugh at 814-472-3172.

      For any additional information or contact our offices at 814-472-3172

    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.