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Campus Ministry

  • Contact us!

    Fr. Chris Dobson, T.O.R.
    Director
    CDobson@francis.edu

    Mr. Paul Girardi
    Associate Director
    PGirardi@francis.edu

    Ms. Denise Farabaugh
    Executive Assistant
    DFarabaugh@francis.edu

    Feed your soul

    Guided by our Franciscan Catholic heritage, Campus Ministry provides opportunities for members of all faith traditions to encounter God in their daily lives.

    As a community of faith and love, we strive to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of the University as they are reflected in the Franciscan Goals of Higher Education. Staffed by a team of Franciscan friars and lay ministers, we assist the University community in becoming instruments of Christ’s peace as exemplified by St. Francis of Assisi.

    Campus Ministry seeks to assist all students on their spiritual journey, helping them realize and become the person that God has created them to be. Campus Ministry is a presence of Christ for you on campus.  Whether you are facing a difficult decision, struggling with God’s Will, or just need to talk, we invite you to consider Campus Ministry as a resource. 

    Campus Ministry is located on the first floor of Saint Francis Hall. 

  • Catch a glimpse of life in the ministry.

  • If you are interested in taking part in Eucharistic Adoration, Mondays in the Chapel, please contact Paul Girardi to schedule a time.  Eucharistic Adoration will begin on September 18th and take place every Monday.

    Campus Ministry is looking for students interested in participating in Liturgical ministries for the weekend Masses.  If you are interested in becoming a Lector, Altar Server, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, Sacristan or would like to be part of the Music Ministry as a cantor, choir member or instrumentalist,  please fill out the form located in the pew and place it in the basket in front of the church under the pulpit.  You can also signup on-line at www.francis.edu/liturgicalministry.  Training will be offered for those who have never served as a Liturgical Minister.  To be a Eucharistic Minister you must be fully initiated in the Catholic Faith and have received the sacrament of Confirmation.  If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Chris Dobson, Director of Campus Ministry at cdobson@francis.edu or 814-472-3391.

    Please join us for our after mass socials in the campus ministry lounge immediately following the liturgy. There will be peer ministers in the back guiding people down.

    CRU-Takes place Thursdays in the Boiler House at 8 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.