Welcome to all things Campus Ministry at USF! Explore our site to find out all of what Campus Ministry has to offer - meet the CM Staff and Peer Ministers, find out what groups we have, see our Mass times, and more! Be sure to say hi if you see us around campus! The Campus Ministry Center is right behind Brookside Mansion and is welcome to all - we have two kitchens that you are free to use plus a spacious basement with multiple little rooms that are great for studying and a large den with couches, a TV, and a pool table! The building is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM when school is in session, so feel free to come in, relax, say hello and use our space!
Check out the "Sacraments and Prayer" tab above for Mass times or check out this month's Mass calendar.
Check out the "Sacraments and Prayer" tab above for Adoration times or check out this month's Adoration calendar.
Check out the "Events Calendar" tab above for up-to-date times of all our activities.
Check out the "Groups" tab above for different groups that meet regularly.
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Have you ever thought of becoming Catholic? USF is starting the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Contact Sr. Gayle with questions.
Lent this year begins on March 5 - Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time of penance and returning to God. This season is especially marked by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We have a variety of opportunities and resources to help you in your Lenten journey. Check back often as we update the offerings!
We have a variety of resources for Lent that we will have available in the Chapel and in Campus Ministry. These include daily reflection books, a Lenten calendar, and Stations of the Cross guides. Feel free to take one or more to help you in these 40 days!
Weekly Lenten Reflection
We'll be posting weekly Lenten Reflections on our Facebook page! Visit back weekly to see the new one!
Daily Lenten Reflection
Want a deeper, more powerful Lent? Then sign-up for Fr. Robert Barron's daily Lenten Reflections. Fr. Barron is a well-known author, speaker, and theologian. He is also the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire.
Liturgy of the Hours
Are you looking to give back to God this Lenten season? Then join us as we pray the Liturgy of the Hours daily (Monday-Friday)! Here is the schedule:
- 8:30 AM - Morning Prayer in Campus Ministry
- 11:00 AM - Midday Prayer in Campus Ministry
- 6:00 PM - Vespers (Evening Prayer) and Rosary in Campus Ministry
- 8:00 PM - Adoration and Night Prayer in the Chapel
Feel free to come to some or all the prayers, even if you are unfamiliar with the Divine Office. Resources and instruction provided. Sponsored by Send Forth and Cougars FFL.
Stations of the Cross
During Lent, our Friday Adoration time (see above Adoration calendar) will include Stations of the Cross.
What's happening now?
Alternative Spring Break Trip
Back in 2008, Campus Ministry began sponsoring a trip during Spring Break that was not the normal vacation week. This Alternative Spring Break instead sends students to do service for a week. We have sent USF students and a few employees each year to rural Kentucky to participate in the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) WorkFest - joining students from other colleges and universities from around the country, especially the Midwest.
We plan to send a group each March and would love for you to join! The dates this year are March 9-14, 2014. The group will be led down to Kentucky by a few USF employees who will serve alongside the students. The trip leaves on the Sunday morning of Spring Break (March 9) and then comes back to campus on the following Friday (March 14). Highlights include:
- Housing assistance (repair, painting, roofing, siding, windows, doors, walls) in Eastern Kentucky
- Life-changing friendships
- Foot-stomping bluegrass
The cost per person is subsidized by Campus Ministry, so each person only has to pay $100. This includes transportation, lodging, and all food. CURRENTLY ALL SPOTS ARE FILLED.
Living Your Call Lecture
Join us on Wednesday, March 19, at 2:30 PM in the North Campus Auditorium as Dr. Molly Schaller presents "Active Pursuit: Making the Most of College in Finding Your Vocation."
Leonard Bernstein said that "To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time." Sometimes we can feel like there is a lot of pressure to make decisions about our future, but we don't have a plan. Other times, we have a great plan, but there doesn't seem to be any urgency. Actively pursuing a rich life in college and through college is something that you must do for yourself, but not by yourself. This session will serve to provide a guide towards a dynamic pursuit of determining who you are, what the world needs from you, and how you will make decisions for your future.
Molly Schaller is Chair of the Department of Counselor Education and Human Services, Associate Professor and a Fellow in the Learning Teaching Center at the University of Dayton. Prior to her faculty position she worked for 10 years in student affairs administration. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Ohio State University, Master's degree from Miami University in College Student Personnel and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University. Her research focus is on college student development, with special emphasis on sophomore students.
Prayer, Mindfulness-Based Meditation & the Relaxation Response
Join Fr. David Meinzen and Dr. Dave Johnson on the first Thursday of each month from 12:45-1:15 PM for prayer, mindfulness based meditation and the relaxation response in the Chapel. All faith traditions (or none) are welcome from the campus and community. The next date is April 3.