The Catholic University of America

Graduate & Professional Student Activities

The mission of the Office of Campus Ministry is to assist the members of the CUA community in their growth as individuals and as a community so they may be more fully able to celebrate and live the message of the Gospel. The pastoral and student staff exercises their ministry in a variety of ways: community prayer, liturgy, forming days of reflection and other opportunities to gather as a community and reflect on God's presence in the world.  

Daily Mass Schedule

Mass is celebrated each weekday at 12:10pm in Mary Mirror of Justice Chapel (Columbus School of Law); 12:30pm (Monday - Friday) and 5:10pm (Monday-Friday) in Caldwell Chapel; 10:30pm (Monday-Thursday) in St. Vincent de Paul Chapel.

Spiritual Activities

Campus Ministry offers a variety of opportunities designed to meet the spiritual needs and interests of students who are at different stages of their faith life. Some of what we offer include days of reflection, monthly discussions centered on faith and current social events and weekly scripture reflection. 

Campus Ministry Services

Spiritual Direction is available from qualified Campus Ministry staff and others from the CUA faculty and Staff. 

Reconciliation is offered twice weekly at 10:00pm. Sundays after the 9:00pm Mass in St. Vincent de Paul Chapel; Wednesdays after Adoration in Caldwell Chapel. Reconciliation is also offered by appointment for your convenience. 

RCIA and Confirmation is offered to those students who are seeking full communion into the Catholic Church. This includes sacramental preparation for Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.  

Marriage preparation is offered to students who have become engaged and wish to be married in the Catholic Church. The university is within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Washington and therefore we follow all archdiocesan requirements. 

For more information please go to:

Archdiocese of Washington Marriage Preparation




   Graduate Welcome Dinner

          January 24 -

       Pryz Great Room C

           5:00 - 6:30 pm


    Graduate Speaker Series

    Wednesday, Feb 15   

             Life Choices

    Pryz 327   5:00 - 6:30 PM 


     Tuesday, March 21

      John Carroll Society

      Pryz 327  5:00 - 6:30 pm


     Monthly Graduate Liturgy

     Monday, Caldwell Chapel                  12:30 pm

             Jan 30,  Feb 27,  

           March 27, April 24



  Monthly Law School Adoration

   Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel

      Columbus Law School

           12:45 - 1:45 pm

   Jan13; Feb 10; March 17; April 7








Sunday Mass Schedule

Mass is celebrated every Sunday during the fall and spring semesters. Mass is celebrated in the University Chapel of St. Vincent de Paul at 11:00am and 9:00pm; Campus Ministry also celebrates Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 4:00pm.

Community Service Activities

Campus Ministry seeks to mee the challenge of the Gospel to serve the poor and the marginalized. It offers a variety of service opportunities and serves as a resource for members of the CUA community who wish to volunteer their time and talents to serve those in need. 

Opportunities include ministry to the homeless, Habitat for Humanity, tutoring at local elementary schools, visiting the elderly, and caring for abused and neglected children. 

For more information please go to:

Support Services for Non-Catholic Students

Students from other Christian denominations and religions are welcome to participate in any Campus Ministry services or activities. The office maintains a list of area ministers, rabbis, including information on the services provided by other religions and Christian Denominations. 

Any student with concerns or requests about his or her religion is welcomed and encouraged to come to the Office of Campus Ministry for assistance. 





 Graduate Bible Study

  Every Sunday  1:00- 2:30 pm

  Caldwell Hall Room 119



Bishop Robert Barron

The Pivotal Players

Feb 12 - St. Thomas Acquinas

Mar 19 - Blessed John Henry Newman

April 9 - Saint Francis of Assissi

April 30 - Saint Catherine of Siena

Caldwell Hall Room 119  1:00 - 3:00 pm






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For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Sr. Ruth Harkins IHM, Associate Campus Minister for Graduate & Professional Students in the Office of Campus Ministry.