Flowing from the mission of St. Francis College, the programs offered by Campus Ministry are aimed at the development of the whole person, in an atmosphere of friendship and support, within a socially responsible, mutually respectful, serving community. Working in collaboration with other departments, Campus Ministry focuses particularly on the spiritual development of students and the college community.
Campus Ministry is located in the:
McArdle Student Lounge (room 1304),
and has offices in rooms 1310 and 1312.
The Director of Campus Ministry is:
Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM (ext. 5493).
He, along with student assistant or peer counselors are available daily to respond to any concerns of students. The College Chapel, located on the first floor, is always open for private prayer and personal reflection. In addition, there are daily prayer services and a weekly Mass. Retreat opportunities are provided during the year, and the RCIA Program is offered to students in need of the Sacraments of Initiation.
Campus Ministry welcomes students from all religious traditions. It sponsors the College Choir and a program of community service through which students volunteer on campus or in neighboring communities. Through these efforts the college is enhanced as a community itself, while extending its caring mission to the wider society.
In collaboration with the St. Francis College Library, Campus Ministry has created a blog called “Everything Franciscan
.” There is a list of all the library holdings on Franciscan topics as well as links to other Franciscan colleges and universities, the Assisi pilgrimage, and other Franciscan organizations.
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The St. Francis College Chapel is open at all times. It is available for quiet prayer and personal reflection for everyone.
Catholic Mass with Eucharist is celebrated in the chapel twice a week:
Visiting clergy, often college alumni, preside at the liturgy. Students can be trained and certified on-campus through Campus Ministry to serve as Lectors and/or Eucharistic Ministers at Mass.
During Lent, Stations of the Cross are conducted at 12:30P.M. on Fridays.
The choir performs a Christmas Concert, Spring Concert and during Baccalaureate ceremonies. New members are always welcome. Sign up at Campus Ministry.
Part of the mission of Campus Ministry is to foster social responsibility through community service. Our student volunteers give one or two hours per week in agencies throughout Brooklyn and the other boroughs and/or several more hours at special events. Some serve on campus in departments such as Academic Enhancement.
St. Francis College Scholars have a service requirement as part of their scholarship. This requirement can be fulfilled through the Campus Ministry opportunities in the neighborhoods.
Individual counseling is available to all members of the college community by the Director and Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, as well as through the professional staff of the College's Wellness Center. Peer Counselors are available in the Campus Ministry booth (room 1304) 4 days a week. Also, look for “Chat-n-Chew” sessions in the cafeteria where you can speak one-to-one with peers who are trained and ready to assist you.
St. Francis College's Campus Ministry provides instruction and preparation for the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Classes are offered for students interested in Baptism, as well as for Catholics who have not yet received First Communion and/or Confirmation. Classes meet once a week, beginning in September, and lead to reception of the Sacraments at St. James' Cathedral in downtown Brooklyn during the Easter season. Sign up in September at Campus Ministry. (If you are already baptized, please bring your Baptismal Certificate or related documents or information).
Campus Ministry sponsors Days and Evenings of Recollection each semester, and some weekend retreat experiences in conjunction with other colleges. Check the Campus Ministry bulletin board in the McArdle Student Center for retreat announcements.
End-of-year retreat at Mount Alvernia in Centerport, LI