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    Fr. James Puglis, T.O.R.

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

    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. 

  • Catch a glimpse of life in the ministry.

  • September 19th from 6:30-8:30 Campus Ministry and CRU will hold a Fall Outreach event on the Mall.  This will include music, a speaker, food and fellowship.  Watch for posters around campus!!!

    Daily Mass time change to
    Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 12 noon
    Tuesday-Thursday at 12:25 pm
    This will accommodate the class schedule better.

    Daily Eucharistic Adoration has begun Monday through Friday 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

    If you would like to be an usher, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Server, Sacristan or be part of the music ministry go to the Immaculate Conception Chapel web page under Ministries and fill out the online form.

    FIREstarter Retreats- become part of a team that holds retreats for the local 11th grade students who are being confirmed.  These retreats are booked within the first few days the dates are announced. It is a great opportunity to share your faith during a fun filled day! Contact a Campus Ministry staff member or a Peer Minister to get involved.

    Campus Ministry Offices are on the bottom floor of St. Francis Hall, next door to the Post Office.  Feel Free to stop by and visit.
    Campus Ministry Staff:
    Fr. James Puglis, TOR, Director
    Denise Farabaugh, Administrative Assistant
    Lisa Georgiana, interim Interfaith Coordinator   

    Please see our website for any additional information or contact our offices at 814-472-3172.

    Cru- Thursdays @ 8 p.m., Boiler House 
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Wednesdays @ 9 p.m., Stokes Twyman Room 
    Overflow Worship Service- Sundays @ 11:30 a.m., Boiler House


    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.