Campus Ministry

Sr. Jacinta Krecek
Director of Campus Ministry
260-399-7700, Ext. 8123

Sr. Benedicta Duna, OSF
Assistant Director Campus Ministry
260.399.7700, Ext. 6706
[email protected]

Nicholas Oberhausen
Assistant Director Campus Ministry (Retreats)
260.399.7700, Ext. 6715
[email protected] 

Fr. Dermot Gahan
University Chaplain
260.399.7700, Ext. 6716
[email protected]

Essential to the University of Saint Francis’ Catholic-Franciscan mission and identity is Campus Ministry.  Campus Ministry aspires to foster a welcoming community wherein we cultivate the faith of all students, faculty, and staff and connect that faith to everyday life experiences. Campus Ministry provides our university community with opportunities for faith formation, pastoral conversation and care, prayer and worship, mission trips, and spiritual growth. To help facilitate a holistic embodiment of faith in daily life, we sponsor small groups that allow students to grow in their faith, friendships, and service to the local community. Beyond this, a directed and supervised peer ministry leadership program is available to students who wish to receive formation and experience while serving the spiritual needs of their peers. Campus Ministry also provides students with opportunities to put their faith into action through mission trips to underserved areas within the United States.

The Campus Ministry Building is centrally located on the main campus behind Brookside Mansion on the shore of Mirror Lake. Besides offices, the building includes two kitchens and several common areas. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to use the facilities to relax, study, eat, cook, watch a movie, shoot pool, play musical instruments or catch up with friends. The building is open daily between 7:30 am and 11:30 pm.  All are welcome.

The St. Francis Chapel is located on the east side of campus along Mirror Lake. Besides providing a sacred place for Masses and communal prayer, the chapel is open daily for private prayer and reflection. Additionally, there are three prayer and reflection rooms on the main campus: in the basement of Bonzel Hall, on the second floor of Clare Hall, and one on the fourth floor of the Business Center.

For a complete up-to-date schedule of offerings, including Masses, groups, pilgrimages, retreats, and service opportunities, please check the Campus Ministry website or My Cougar Connection and stay up-to-date on Instagram (@usffw_campusministry).

Campus Ministry at the Crown Point site

Franciscan St. Anthony Health Spiritual Care Services

Fr. Tony Janik, Director: 219.757.6271
Fr. David Kell Deacon
Deacon William Sayre
Rev. Dr. Elaine Cragel
Chaplain Anne Perdicaris
Chaplain Angela Elrod Sadler
Pastor Lynn Gordon
Rosa Farias, Office Coordinator: 219.757.6270


Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m., the Corpus Christi Chapel. The chapel is located on the second floor at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point with access from the main lobby elevator. Eucharistic service is held every Friday at 11 a.m. In addition, on the first Wednesday of the month:  Holy Hours, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Communal Anointing, and Benediction, 10 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m.

Besides what is available at Franciscan St. Anthony Health, there is also a chapel located in our building – Room 126. This space is open for prayer and meditation. We hope you can take advantage of the chapel for your own spiritual nourishment!

For more information about Campus Ministry, please call 260.399.7700, ext. 6703, or check the Campus Ministry website.