Long Island Campus Ministry
The Office of Campus Ministry of St. Joseph's University, New York plays a vital role in instilling the University's five pillars — integrity, intellectual rigor, spiritual depth, social responsibility and service — into the fabric of the University community.
Through our community outreach and reverence for the sacred, St. Joseph's University's Campus Ministry pushes to help establish a world where there is respect and dignity for all.
We celebrate Mass typically twice each week during the fall and spring semesters, on Mondays and Wednesdays during Common Hour in our chapel in the new Student Center. We also host a “Welcome Back” Mass at the beginning of the Academic Year and plan to celebrate several other Masses to commemorate special Holy Days and celebrations.
As part of our mission, Campus Ministry is committed to reaching out and helping those in our community who are most in need. To that end, we will be holding several events across the year to help bring donations from our campus community to different partners in our area. Please keep an eye out for more information about specific initiatives throughout the academic year.
Campus Ministry has partnered with Food For Thought in order to help provide necesseties for those on our campus who are coping with hunger. Food For Thought helps identify students at risk of food insecurity, assists in identifying sources of food assistance, provides food assistance, and creates safe spaces for personal and confidential conversations. Learn more about Food For Thought.
Throughout the academic year, our team hosts activities that better nourish our students spiritually, foster a sense of community, and create a deeper appreciation of our shared mission. See a list of some of our events that we host throughout the year.
One of the goals of Campus Ministry is to provide students with an opportunity to extend their service to others outside of the walls of St. Joseph’s. Throughout the year we offer opportunities for students to engage in mission trips in New York and outside the state to interact and support other communities in need. In previous years we have traveled to the Bronx, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Florida and other locations to team up with other service groups in helping individuals and families through various relief efforts. During these trips, students gain valuable experience in working with diverse communities and develop an understanding of how best to serve them. Please keep an eye out for more information about these trips throughout the year.
Would you like to discuss the “bigger questions” of life and spirit? Campus Ministry is here to offer spiritual direction and guidance. Through confidential sessions, we can offer nonjudgmental, compassionate and deep dialogue. All are welcome.
If you would like to meet with the director of Campus Ministry for spiritual direction, please feel free to reach out and set up an appointment, virtually or in-person.
Campus Ministry is a welcoming environment for students from all backgrounds and traditions. Throughout the academic year we provide various opportunities for our students, faculty, staff and alumni to come together in prayer and learn more about the spiritual diversity of our campus community. Be sure to check out our new Interfaith Chapel located on the second floor of the new Student Center.
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For any and all questions, please feel free to reach out to our Campus Ministry.
Director of Campus Ministry
O'Connor Hall, Student Hospitality Lounge Room 4