Spirituality and Faith Formation
The University Chapel is located in Mercy Hall first floor. The chapel is open for private prayer during the day. Liturgy is held every Sunday evening at 7:00 pm and on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm during the semester. There is no summer liturgies.
Bible Study/Faith Sharing: Students meet once a week in Office for Mission, Ministry and service to read and reflect on different Bible passages and share how the word of God speaks to their lives.
Praise and Worship: Students meet weekly to sing and make music from their hearts, always thanking God for everything.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): This is the process of initiation for adults seeking to learn about the Catholic faith or receive the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. This process is a commitment of two semesters for those entering the RCIA process.
Retreats: Retreat for Busy People is a one-on-one directed retreat on campus that is held every Spring Semester. The SEARCH weekend in February is a student led retreat that is held off campus. The Awake Retreat is a first year student retreat held in September designed to help new college students explore college life, make new friends, explore who they are and how to keep being a seeker of God's will.
Theology on Tap: Once a month students meet off-campus at a local restaurant for food and for discussion of a theological or spiritual topic. Topics have included the simple & undistracted life, contemplation/silence/meditation as forms of prayer, the gospels & social justice, faith & overcoming obstacles, the spirituality of self-acceptance, and eco-spirituality.
Prayer & Faith Sharing: Throughout the year there are opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to come together for various prayer and faith sharing experiences during Mercy Week, Earth week and special occasions.
Special Programs: Special programs and experiences are held during Lent and Advent for the community to celebrate the different liturgical seasons.
Spiritual Direction or Pastoral Counseling is available to the campus community by appointments with the Campus Ministry staff.
What if I am not Catholic? All students are welcome to participate in our spiritual/religious/service programs.
If students want to learn of other churches in the area, every year in September we hold a special Church Fair so students can come and meet local pastors as well as be introduced to our local congregations. Students can also click this link to view a local listing of churches in the area and their worship times.