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Campus Ministry

Welcome

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!

Mass Times

Check out the "Sacraments and Prayer" tab above for Mass times or check out this month's Mass calendar.

Adoration

Check out the "Sacraments and Prayer" tab above for Adoration times or check out this month's Adoration calendar.

Events Calendar

Check out the "Events Calendar" tab above for up-to-date times of all our activities.

Groups

Check out the "Groups" tab above for different groups that meet regularly.

RCIA

Congratulations to our five students who went through this inaugural year of our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program and were fully initiated into the Catholic Church in April 2014!

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Have you ever thought of becoming Catholic? We have a the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program here in Campus Ministry! Contact Sr. Gayle with questions or for more information.

Lent 2014

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!

Lenten Resources

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:

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.

Byzantine Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts

Join Fr. David Meinzen and the St. Andrew the Apostle Eastern Rite Catholic mission group for a special prayer opportunity each week! In the Byzantine Lenten tradition they celebrate a Vesperal Liturgy of Pope St. Gregory the Great (a.k.a. Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts), which the Roman Rite typically celebrates only on Good Friday. This will take place here in the Chapel at 6:30 PM. This is not a Mass but more a prayer service with the Eucharist. Dates are:

What's happening now? 

Chrism Mass - Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Join Bishop Rhoades as he blesses the Holy Oils at this year's Chrism Mass in Fort Wayne at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, April 15, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Also, all the priests renew the vows of their ordination. There will be a small college gathering following the Mass. This is a very well attended event so carpooling would be best. Contact Stacey if you would like to go to the Mass and she will find you a spot in the carpool. Facebook event

Tenebrae

Join us for Tenebrae on Wednesday, April 16, at 8:00 PM in the St. Francis Chapel. The Service of Shadows - Tenebrae services help us enter into the Easter Triduum. It contains singing of Psalms and various readings all drawing us into the Paschal Mystery as we extinguish each candle and enter into the darkness. Facebook event

Easter Sundae Bar

Come by on Wednesday, April 23, from 1:30-3:00 PM in the JPII 2nd Floor Lobby for free ice cream sundaes to celebrate Easter!

Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

Join people from around the world to celebrate the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II on Sunday, April 27. We will be having prayers cards available and other ways to celebrate so visit back as we update the offerings!

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 May 1.

Baccalaureate Mass

Come join the graduating class of 2014 on Saturday, May 3, at 9:30 AM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception as they thank God for all of the blessings they have experienced at USF, worshiping together at Mass for one last time. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, will celebrate the Mass. Family and friends of our graduates are encouraged to attend, as well as USF faculty and staff.

Graduates will need to arrive at 9:00 AM. Please note cap and gowns are required for graduates. 

For the up-to-date times of all our activities, please check our Events Calendar.