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

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:

  • Monday and Thursday in Marian Chapel (first floor of Marian Hall) – 7:30 AM
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in Gillet Chapel (first floor of Gillet Convent) – 7:30 AM
  • Monday through Friday in Villa Maria Chapel (second floor of Nazareth Hall) – 12PM Noon
  • Sunday in Villa Maria Chapel (second floor of Nazareth Hall) – 11 AM and 7 PM

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in the Villa Maria Chapel on Sundays prior to and following the 11 AM and 7 PM Masses, and by appointment.

Sacraments of Initiation (RCIA)

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

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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