Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is centered on people caring about each other. We emphasize a spirituality that incorporates service, justice, mutuality and freedom. Students of all faiths serve as the coordinators of all ministries and are empowered to take leadership roles that respond to the whole University.

Campus Ministry works to promote the Catholic Mercy identity of the University and is grounded in the charisms of the Sisters of Mercy: Service, Justice, Mercy and Hospitality.

People of all faiths are always welcome to all experiences of worship and prayer, service opportunities and programs of personal and spiritual development. The Campus Ministry Center offers a place for conversation, discussion and relaxation. Spiritual and religious advice and counseling are available from the directors. Any students looking for how to contact other local congregations and synagogues will find assistance in Campus Ministry.

There are various opportunities for students to become involved in Campus Ministry:

Liturgical Ministries

  • Eucharistic Bread Baking
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Lectors
  • Liturgical Choir
  • Liturgical Coordinator
  • Sacristans

Spirituality and Faith Formation

  • Bible Study
  • Praise and Worship
  • RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
  • Retreats
  • Spirituality on Tap

Service to Others

  • Adopt-a-Grandparent at Mercy Center and Meadows Nursing Facility
  • Blue Chip Farm
  • College Kids (boys and girls)
  • Girl Power Program
  • Mercy Services
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Service Experiences
  • Kids on Campus/Women with Children Program
  • Social Justice
  • Soup Kitchen
  • Spring Break Service Trips
  • Fall Break Service Trips

Mass Times and Reconciliation

All Catholic liturgies are celebrated in the University Chapel unless otherwise noted.

Times and days of masses are listed below:

  • Weekend masses are celebrated at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated anytime upon request, with additional opportunities during Advent and Lent.

Campus Ministry is located in the Banks Student Life Center.

Office Phone Numbers:

Dr. Christine Somers, Director: 570-674-6314

Jeff Passetti, Assistant Director, 570-674-6315

Kristen Samuels, Community Outreach Coordinator: 570-674-8041

Georgia Young, Secretary: 570-674-6495