Campus Ministry

At this time, attendance at Immaculata University Masses is closed to the public. Precautions to minimize density, maintain social distancing and limit the number of visitors to campus is crucial to the health and safety of our campus. Thank you for your understanding.

All are welcome to participate in Campus Ministry!

Campus Ministry can help you to explore spirituality and nurture your faith, engage in service and practice social justice, and form community and enjoy fellowship.

We are guided by the six core aspects as outlined by the the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:

  • Forming the faith community
  • Appropriating the faith
  • Forming the Christian conscience
  • Educating for justice
  • Facilitating personal development
  • Developing leaders for the future

 

Lenten Reflection 2021

We are Kingdom people when we show mercy, love, compassion, forgiveness and peace. Think of times you have done this and recall times when you fell short, we hear the call to repent, to change. Perhaps we could choose one Kingdom virtue and try to live it this Lent.

Mass Schedule

At this time, attendance at Immaculata University Masses is closed to the public. Precautions to minimize density, maintain social distancing and limit the number of visitors to campus is crucial to the health and safety of our campus.

Sunday Masses resumed in Villa Maria Chapel at 11:00AM on October 18, 2020.

Mass Schedule
Day Time Location
Sunday 11:00AM Villa Maria Chapel

There will be no Masses celebrated in Marian Chapel until further notice. The chapel is available for quiet prayer and holy hours.

Guidelines for Villa Maria Chapel

  • Wear face mask at all times.
  • Enter by the center doors. Exit by side doors.
  • Honor all posted signage about where to be seated. Four people can sit in a pew, one person at each end and two maintaining social distancing in the center. Each seat is marked with blue tape.
  • Members of the same household (roommates) may sit together.
  • Communion line will start from back of chapel, maintain 6 feet distancing.
  • If receiving in the hand, keep mask on. After you say Amen in response to Body of Christ, the minister will place the host in your hand; step to the side, drop the mask and consume the host; replace your mask and return to your place.
  • If your choice is to receive on the tongue, go to the minister behind the altar. After each communicant receives the host, the minister will sanitize his/her hands. Please keep your mask on until you are next in  line to receive the host.
  • At the conclusion of Mass, please exit by side doors and proceed to your next event.

 

Explore spirituality and nurture your faith

Eucharistic Liturgy

Immaculata students, staff, and IHM Sisters serve as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers, sacristans, music ministers, and lectors. Weekday and Sunday Masses are celebrated in the following locations when class is in session during the academic year:

Please review the updated Mass schedule on this page for the latest information and COVID-19 guidelines. 

Sacraments of Initiation (RCIA)

The Campus Ministry staff can assist you in preparation for reception of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Need help finding Mass locations?

  • Villa Maria Chapel is located on the 2nd floor of Nazareth Hall, directly above the cafeteria.
  • Gillet Chapel is located on the 1st floor of Gillet Convent. There is an entrance on Gillet Circle.
  • Marian Chapel is located on the 1st floor of Marian Hall. There is an entrance on Marian Circle.

Engage in service and practice social justice

Weekly Service Opportunities

  • After School Pals—Visit a Catholic school in West Philadelphia to help students with homework, play outside, or work on life skills.
  • Chester County Food Bank—Serve in the kitchen and warehouse of the Chester County Food Bank, preparing and packing food for local families.
  • Coatesville Kids to College—Tutor and mentor middle school students in Coatesville.
  • Camilla Hall Visits—Visit retired IHM Sisters.

Service and Mission Trips

  • Urban Immersion—Spend three days in Camden, NJ with the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales. The experience includes prayer, reflection, Mass, distributing food, serving homeless people, and spending time with at-risk children.
  • Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break—Help build homes and participate in community service.
  • New Orleans Katrina Relief—Every year since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we have partnered with various organizations to gut and build homes, sort donations, and serve food.

Social Justice Programming

  • Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale
  • Homelessness Awareness Sleep-out
  • Kick Poverty Out Soccer Tournament
  • Social Justice Film Series

Form community and enjoy fellowship

Some Campus Ministry community-building and fellowship events include:

  • Beyond the Campus—Join us off-campus for food and fellowship as we hear from a faculty or staff member about his or her personal faith journey.
  • Hayride and Bonfire—Enjoy a hayride and bonfire at Linvilla Orchards in the fall!
  • Small Group Faith Communities—Participate in a student-led group rooted in Scripture and faith sharing.

Retreat Programs

  • SEARCH Retreat—A three-day student-led retreat that allows you to reflect on your life, relationships with others, and your images of God. Talks, small group discussions and group activities revolve around questions such as, Who am I? What does it mean to be a Christian? How do I deal with conflict?
  • Busy Person’s Retreat—This campus retreat is an on-site, guided retreat that requires just one hour a day. You will meet with your retreat director, who will guide your reading of Scripture and your personal prayer.
  • Holy Adventure—“Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure,” Saint Pope John Paul II said. The Holy Adventure Retreat includes camping, hiking, praying, reflecting, and building community. Other activities may include whitewater rafting, ziplining, and climbing.

New Orleans Katrina Relief

Mission

Every year since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we’ve partnered with various organizations to build homes, sort donations, and serve food.

Holy Adventure

Retreats

Holy Adventure Retreat includes camping, hiking, praying, reflecting, and building community. Other activities may include whitewater rafting, ziplining, and climbing.

Chester County Food Bank

Service

Serve in the kitchen and warehouse of the Chester County Food Bank, preparing and packing food for local families.

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