Campus Ministry

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

 

Advent Reflection 2018

Advent is a time of year when we try to deepen our understanding of the Incarnation and what it looks like in today’s world. We explore the Paschal Mystery of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and how it continues in our lives. This Advent, may we prepare for God’s coming by being awake to people, opportunities and events because that is exactly where God desires to meet us.

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:

MorningEvening
Sunday11:00AM
Villa Maria Chapel
7:00PM
Villa Maria Chapel
Monday7:30AM
Marian Chapel
12:00PM
Villa Maria Chapel
Tuesday7:30AM
Gillet Chapel
Wednesday
Thursday7:30AM
Marian Chapel
Friday7:30AM
Gillet Chapel
Holidays and special circumstances can affect this schedule; please check the monthly Mass calendar.

Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in Villa Maria Chapel

  • on Sundays before and after the 11AM and 7PM Masses
  • on most weekdays, before and after the noon Mass
  • any time, by appointment (email kmccabe1@immaculata.edu)

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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