Director of Campus Ministry
260-399-7700, Ext. 6703
Sr. Ignatia Henneberry
Assistant Director Campus Ministry
260.399.7700, Ext. 6706
Essential to the University of Saint Francis’ Catholic-Franciscan mission, identity, and ethos is Campus Ministry. We aspire to foster an inclusive, welcoming, hospitable, and close-knit community wherein we cultivate the faith of all students, faculty, and staff and connect that faith to service. Accordingly, Campus Ministry joins with all in the university to build and strengthen our community, and, in turn, we provide our university community with opportunities for faith formation, pastoral conversation and care, prayer and worship, service, and spiritual growth. To help facilitate a holistic embodiment of faith in daily life, we sponsor integrative faith and service groups. Beyond this, a directed and supervised peer ministry formation program is available to students who wish to gain invaluable ministerial skills and experience while serving their peers. Finally, we offer innumerable resources available at and beyond USF.
The Campus Ministry Building is centrally located on the main campus behind Brookside Mansion on the shore of Mirror Lake. Besides offices and meeting rooms, the building includes kitchens and common rooms. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to use the facilities to reflect, pray, relax, study, eat, watch TV, shoot pool, play musical instruments, and more. The building is open daily between 7:30 am and 11:30 pm. All are welcome.
The St. Francis Chapel is currently located on the east side of campus along Mirror Lake. Besides providing the sacred worship 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 the second floor of the Vann Library in the Pope John Paul II Center.
For a complete up-to-date schedule of offerings, including Masses, groups, pilgrimages, retreats, and service opportunities, please check the Campus Ministry website and stay up-to-date on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Fr. Tony Janik, Director: 219.757.6271
Deacon William Sayre
Rev. Dr. Elaine Cragel
Chaplain Anne Perdicaris
Chaplain Jim Etter
Mary Ashbaugh, 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.