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    Fr. James Puglis, T.O.R.

    Fr. Chris Dobson, T.O.R.
    Director of Liturgy 

    Ms. Denise Farabaugh
    Executive Assistant

    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.

    •   Mass on Veteran’s Day –November 11th—will be at 11 AM
    •  No Mass on Thanksgiving Day or Day after (November 28 and 29)  
    •  Our Students for Life group will be passing out bottles for monetary donations.  They ask that you return these bottles NO LATER than November 24th.  There will be a basket in the back of the Chapel you can place the bottles in.

     In His Presence will be on Tuesday at 8:30pm in the Immaculate Conception Chapel

    Daily Eucharistic Adoration takes place Monday through Friday 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

    After Mass socials on Sundays after the 8 pm Mass down in Campus Ministry.  ALL ARE INVITED to attend!!

    Campus Ministry Offices are on the bottom floor of St. Francis Hall, next door to the Post 
    Office.  Feel Free to stop by and visit.  Please see our website for any additional information or  contact our offices at 814-472-3172.

    Campus Ministry Staff:
    Fr. James Puglis, TOR, Director

    Denise Farabaugh, Administrative Assistant  

    Lisa Georgiana, interim Interfaith Coordinator 

    Non-denominational:  Cru- Thursdays @ 8 p.m., Boiler House ~
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Wednesdays  @ 9 p.m., Stokes Twyman Room ~
    Overflow Worship Service- Sundays @ 11:30 a.m.,  Boiler House ~


    Immaculate Conception Chapel was established to serve the sacramental and spiritual needs of the Saint Francis University community. In addition to regular celebration of the Eucharist and sacrament of reconciliation, the University is normally allowed to celebrate the sacrament of matrimony for alumni and other members of the University community, with permission from the rector of our local parish, the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel. During Holy Week, the Chapel may also celebrate the sacraments of initiation - baptism, confirmation, and first Eucharist - if there is sufficient student interest and preparation.

    Infant baptisms and funerals are rarely celebrated in Immaculate Conception Chapel, as the proper place for celebrating these liturgies is in a parish.  Please contact your local parish for these liturgical services.

    Sunday offertory contributions are restricted and used to pay for ongoing and future capital improvements to the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Checks payable to “Saint Francis University” will be processed by the Advancement Office, and acknowledged in a letter from the Advancement Office. These letters should be kept for tax return purposes.