Campus Ministry

All are welcome to participate in Campus Ministry!

Immaculata University’s Campus Ministry is a spiritual home for all students. Our community is rooted in the Catholic and Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) traditions and inspired by the life and charism of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Mother Theresa Maxis, and Father Gillet.

We grow in relationship with God, ourselves, and others through service, prayer, retreats and fellowship. You are welcome in Campus Ministry, regardless of your religious identity.

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

 

What our students say…

“One of my favorite parts of being involved in Campus Ministry is the people. I’ve met so many wonderful people who have inspired me to grow in my faith, and who are just genuinely fun people to be around.” —Lauren, Class of 2024

“Campus Ministry gave me a safe spot to discover my faith without judgment. With their guidance, I began attending RCIA weekly and eventually received the Sacrament of Confirmation.” —Sam, Class of 2023

“The retreat provided the perfect environment for strengthening our bonds with God and our peers. Our faith-filled discussions helped us better understand each other and served as a nice break from the chaos of class.” —Aidan, Class of 2024

Mass Schedule

Sunday

11 a.m.

7 p.m.

Villa Maria Chapel

Marian Hall Chapel

Monday

7 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Gillet Hall Chapel

Villa Maria Chapel (followed by Adoration)

Tuesday

7 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Gillet Hall Chapel

Villa Maria Chapel (followed by Adoration)

Wednesday

7 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Gillet Hall Chapel

Villa Maria Chapel (followed by Adoration)

Thursday

12:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

Villa Maria Chapel (followed by Adoration)

Gillet Hall Chapel

Friday

7 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Gillet Hall Chapel

Villa Maria Chapel (followed by Adoration)

 

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 when class is in session during the academic year.

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

  • Gardening for the Food Bank—Tend Immaculata’s raised garden beds and pick produce to be donated to the Chester County Food Bank for local families.
  • Divine Providence Village Outreach—Volunteer to build relationships with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Camilla Hall Visits—Visit retired IHM Sisters to take walks with them, play bingo, and assist them with activities.

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.

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:

  • Community Nights—Join us for a simple supper and an activity, a speaker or a movie.
  • S’mores with the Sisters—Spend time around the campfire getting to know some of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHMs)!
  • Small Group Faith Communities—Participate in a student-led group rooted in Scripture and faith sharing.

Retreat Programs

  • Ignite Retreat—A free, one-day retreat for freshmen that helps you adjust to college life and get used to the campus.
  • Sophomore Awakening Retreat—Enjoy time with God, away from the busyness of school, and bond with your classmates.
  • Junior and Senior Halftime Retreat—Take time to reflect, have fun, and enjoy activities with the IHM Sisters and your peers.
  • Busy Person’s Retreat—Offered during Advent and Lent, this campus retreat gives you an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director for half an hour a day. Your director will guide your reading of Scripture and your personal prayer.
  • Kairos Retreat—Open to all students, even those who went in high school, this retreat gives you an opportunity to experience God’s presence in community with others.

Community Outreach

Mission

You can respond to the needs of your local and broader community, recognizing each person’s inherent dignity.

Rest & Reflect

Retreats

Through a variety of retreats, you can grow closer to God and to your peers.

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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