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  • Faith and Fellowship Groups

    There are many opportunities at Saint Francis University to live and grow in one's faith. Our students are active in Campus Ministry as well as our many Faith and Fellowship groups. Make friends and experience college life in a faith community that studies and prays together!

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

    RCIA_InTextSaint Francis University welcomes students of all faiths. Some students have questions about their faith and want to explore the Catholic faith. 

    RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a journey that explores the Catholic faith with the opportunity to be fully initiated into the Church at Easter. This program is for students coming from other Christian faith traditions as well as students who have never been baptized.


    Those Catholics who have already received the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist and wish to complete the initiation process with Confirmation.  Classes are offered in the spring. Call the campus ministry office for more information. 

    Knights of Columbus

    Columbus_InTextIf you believe in the importance of investing your time in friendship, the Church, and helping others, the Knights of Columbus is for you. The Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, that derive a great sense of satisfaction from being able to develop lasting friendships with each other while helping the less fortunate. Every day, the K of C provides its members the opportunity to discover the importance of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism to our country and the world.  


    FOCUS STAFF-The FOCUS office is located in Campus Ministry Room 5

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    Kayley Manarchuck
    Shannon Rose

     The Fellowship of Catholic University Students is a Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the gospel with college and university students. FOCUS engages students through friendship, Bible studies, and mentorship.

    F.I.R.E. Starters

    FIRE_InTextFIRE Starters is a Confirmation retreat team, consisting of college students, lay ministers, and Franciscan friars.  They offer retreats that include praise and worship, prayer, drama, skits, faith sharing activities, games, Mass and Confession.

    For more information on the program contact Denise Farabaugh at 814.472.3172 or


    CRU_InTextAn internationally renowned organization, Cru is passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.  Cru meets Thursdays 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Boiler House to praise and worship God.

    Cru’s Purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others; and helping the Body of Christ do evangelism and discipleship.

    Cru’s Mission is to win, build, and send Christ-centered multiplying disciples who launch spiritual movements.

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    This internationally renowned organization uses the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. The group meets Wednesdays from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. in Stokes to praise and worship God.

    Praise and Worship

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    • Catholic Praise and Worship takes place weekly on Tuesday at 8:30 P.M. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel.
    • CRU Praise and Worship takes place weekly on Thursday at 7:30 P.M.  in the Torvian Pavilion.
    Bible Study

    There are several Bible Studies taking place throughout campus, below is a list of those by day of the week:

    • Men’s meets Tuesdays at 9:30 pm on the Campus Ministry Patio
    • Freshmen Bible Study Thursday at 3 pm in Campus Ministry
    • Upper class Bible Study Thursdays from 8-9 pm in the Agape Chapel
    • CRU Women’s Bible Study 7:30 pm in the Campus Ministry Lounge on Tuesdays
    • CRU Women's Bible Study on Relationships 4:00 pm in the Campus Ministry Lounge on Fridays
    • FCA Women’s Bible Study-Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm in the Campus Ministry Lounge

    Pray & Learn — St. Nicholas Catholic Parish

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Mondays in the Immaculate Conception Chapel from 12:30 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.