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    Fr. Chris Dobson, T.O.R.

    Mr. Paul Girardi
    Associate Director

    Ms. Denise Farabaugh
    Executive Assistant

    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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  • Eucharistic Adoration & The Sacrament of Reconciliation  
    To help the Saint Francis University community prepare for the Easter season the Campus Ministry department will be offering extended Eucharistic Adoration and two (3) opportunities for Confession on  Monday, March 19th, 2018 in the  Immaculate Conception Chapel.

    The day will begin with Mass at 12 noon.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which normally runs from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. will be extended until 8 p.m.   Three opportunities for
    Confession will also be available at 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    If you would like more information please contact Paul Girardi in the Campus Ministry department at 814-472-3328 or at

    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.
    Join us on Monday, March 19th at 5 pm on the ground floor of Schwab room 013 to make baby hats for expectant mothers.  Instructions and materials will be provided.  All hats will be donated to the Gabriel Project.
    The next meeting of the Dead Theologians Society will be on Monday at 7 pm in the Campus Ministry Lounge—The goal of The Dead Theologians Society, is to bring the lives and
    writings of the saints to the young adults of today, in order that they might be challenged and encouraged to grow in holiness.  Through the use of time honored Catholic prayers, devotions and a firm grounding in the Scriptures, the Fathers of the Church and the Saints, young people are drawn to an ever deeper knowledge of Christ and His Church.
    Please join us for our after  mass socials in the campus ministry lounge immediately following the liturgy. There will be peer ministers in the back guiding people down.
    CRU-Takes place Thursdays in the Boiler House at 8 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.