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Campus Ministry

  • Contact us!

    Fr. Chris Dobson, T.O.R.

    Mr. Paul Girardi
    Associate Director

    Br. Vincent Yeager, T.O.R.
    Apostolic Intern

    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.

    • 12 Hours with the Lord

    In preparation for Advent and the Christmas season the Saint Francis University Campus Ministry department will be hosting a “12 Hours with the Lord” event on Monday,
    November 21st in the Immaculate Conception Chapel located on campus. 

    The day will begin with Mass at 12 noon.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which normally runs from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. will be extended to run until 12 mid-night.

    Three opportunities for Confession will also be available at 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    If you would like more information or would like to sign up for a time slot please contact Paul Girardi in the Campus Ministry department at 814-472-3328 or at

    "Visiting the Eucharistic Lord is a proof of gratitude, a pledge of love, a service of adoration owed to the Lord present there."- (Mysterium Fidei 66)

    •  VICTUS will be showing the Catholicism video series at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays in the Campus Ministry Lounge.  Enjoy free food, fellowship, and discussion about faith.
      All are welcome to attend.