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 "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.
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Typhoon Haiyan: Help The Philippines Survive and Recover
The impact of Super Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines has been devastating, causing the loss of thousands of lives as well as widespread damage, including landslides and flooding. The impact of the storm is even more upsetting when we recall that many of those who were affected by this typhoon had already been left homeless by an earthquake in mid-October.
Those who would like to assist relief efforts may make contributions through humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations, such as Catholic Relief Services. Your contributions to organizations such as this ensure a well-coordinated and well-resourced humanitarian response. If you prefer, you may donate through a check made out to USF, with “Catholic Relief Services” in the memo line. These checks should go to Kim Rockett in Campus Ministry.
Thank you for your continued dedication to assisting those in need!
Christmas at USF
Celebrate the season by bringing your friends and family to the University of Saint Francis! For a complete description of our many special events and activities, please refer to the Christmas at USF website. Here are a few highlighed events on Sunday, December 8:
- Mass will be moved to 5:00 PM due to the schedule of events for the day.
- Immediately after Mass there will be a procession across the lake led by St. Francis to our Living Nativity in front of the Pope John Paul II Center. There at 6:00 PM we will witness to the power and presence of God’s love incarnate in the world. It follows the tradition of a Christmas crèche, which began in 1223 on a mountain near the Italian town of Greccio, when St. Francis of Assisi led a group of villagers at Midnight Mass in recalling the poverty and humility of Christ’s birth by re-enacting the first Christmas. The character of Saint Francis will narrate the Christmas story as it unfolds, and all gathered will sing “Silent Night.”
- At 7:30 PM, a citywide performance of Handel's The Messiah will be offered at the USF Performing Arts Center, featuring the professional singers of Heartland, the Heartland Festival Chorus and Orchestra, the University Singers and internationally renowned soloists. Event cost is $30 reserved seating; $20 general admission; $5 students (over 13). Tickets can be purchased through the Heartland website. Free admission to current USF faculty, students and staff with USF ID. Their ID must be brought to Heartland Chamber Chorale office to get tickets. Sponsored in part by Gloria Fink, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and the University of Saint Francis.
MLK Day Bus Trip
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is just around the corner; although there are no classes on that date, here’s a new opportunity to celebrate that day, thanks to the generous support of SGA. Join with the Center for Service Engagement, Campus Ministry, Student Life and SGA on a bus trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Museum) in Cincinnati, OH, on Monday, January 20, 2014, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (A Day On, Not a Day Off). Bus leaves promptly at 5:30 am from the North Campus Parking Lot and we will return in the early evening of that same day.
Cost of the trip for USF students is $15; cost for non USF students and USF faculty and staff is $25. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, bring a check made out to USF for $15 to the Center for Service Engagement (now located in Campus Ministry) by NO LATER THAN Friday, December 6. You will be asked to also sign a waiver form at that time. Please note – December 6 is a final deadline. Failure to fill the bus by this date will result in cancellation of this trip.
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. If you are interested in participating in CAP WorkFest, then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.