Campus Ministry

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

Nicholas Oberhausen
Assistant Director Campus Ministry
260.399.7700, Ext. 6715
[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. A supervised Student Missionary leadership program is available to students who wish to receive formation and lead fellow students in an outreach to the campus community.  Campus Ministry also provides students with opportunities to put their faith into action through service both locally and in underserved areas of 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, 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. When the main chapel is closed, your USF One Card can be used for swipe access to the adoration chapel portion on the east side. Additionally, there are prayer and reflection roos in the basement of Bonzel Hall and on the second floor of Clare Hall.

There is an opportunity for selection of students to make a pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome. Students who apply and are chosen for pilgrimage immerse themselves the sacred places in and around Assisi where Saints Francis and Clare lived and worked, experiencing their profoundly felt spirits. They also visit holy sites in Rome, the heart of the Catholic Church. Fees for the pilgrimage are partially subsidized by the university, and selections are made in the spring.

For a complete up-to-date schedule of offerings, including Masses, groups, pilgrimages, retreats, and service opportunities, please check the Campus Ministry website or the USF Event Calendar 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


Sunday-Friday, 11 a.m., the Corpus Christi Chapel. The chapel is located on the second floor at Franciscan Health 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 Health Crown Point, there is also a chapel located in our building – Room 203. 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, feel free to stop by the Campus Ministry building (behind Brookside) or check the Campus Ministry website.