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    Fr. James Puglis, T.O.R.

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

    Mr. Paul Girardi
    Associate Director

    Ms. Denise Farabaugh
    Executive Assistant

    Br. Stephen Waruszewski, T.O.R.

    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. 

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  • There will be no Mass on Thursday, November 22nd and no confessions or Mass on
    Friday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving Break).

     There will be no 8 PM Mass from Sunday, December 16 through Sunday, January 6.
    There will be no 12 Noon Mass December 24th, 26th-January 2
    Mass on December 25th will be at 10 AM.  

    The annual Greek Advent Candlelight Service will be held Monday, December 3rd in the Immaculate Conception Chapel.  Come and enter a sacred space illumined with
    candlelight, hear a story, pray together, sing and experience moments of quiet as we stop the rush toward Christmas and remember the meaning of waiting, of Advent.  The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will last about 30 minutes.  This program is being sponsored by the SFU Greek Community and Campus Ministry.

    •   Campus Peer Ministers will host a social downstairs in the Campus Ministry Lounge after the 8 pm Mass.  All are invited!
    •  The Dead Theologians Society—Join us, Monday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Agape Chapel (first floor Francis Hall).  The goal of The Dead Theologians Society, is to bring the lives and writings of the saints to the young adults of today, in order that they might be challenged and encouraged to grow in holiness.  Through the use of time honored Catholic prayers, devotions and a firm grounding in the Scriptures, the Fathers of the Church and the Saints, young people are drawn to an ever deeper knowledge of Christ and His Church.
    •  Eucharistic Adoration - will be held every Monday  between 12:30 and 5 pm in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. All are welcome!  
    •  Arise, a women's group is held every Monday at 6pm in the campus ministry lounge.
    •  Campus Ministry invites you to Ignite - a weekly event which involves growing in faith, games, music and small groups. Food afterwards too. Come join us on Mondays at 9PM in Campus Ministry Lounge
    •  Join us Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge for the  FIREstarters Confirmation Retreat Team meetings!  
    •  In His Presence– A Night of Adoration, Praise, Prayer and Reflection  Wednesdays 9 PM–10 PM Immaculate Conception Chapel
    •  "Why Do Catholics Teach That?"~ all are invited to attend ~ the last one of the semester will be on November 28th in the JFK lounge at 8 pm  

    For any additional information or contact our offices at 814-472-3172


    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.