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



      A weekly gathering of graduate students that focuses on spirituality, community and mission.
     September 9, 16            6:00 - 7:30 pm       Pryz 203 
     September 23, 30          6:00 - 7:30 pm       Pryz 331
     October 7, 14, 21, 28     6:00 - 7:30 pm       Pryz 331
                    Food & Beverage will be provided
     October 1                      6:00 - 7:30 pm       Pryz 323
     "Listening Session: We want to hear from YOU!"
     November 12                6:00 - 7:30 pm       Pryz 321
     Dr. William Dinges - "Faith, Hope & the Future"
Coffee & Dessert will be provided.
     October 15                     6:00 - 7:30 pm      Pryz 323
   "How do you intergrate faith into your professional life?
Pizza & Beverage will be provided.
For more information please contact Sister Ruth Harkins, IHM at or call 202-319-6579.
Please register for all events at 








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. 





   Be A Friend of Jesus.
             Make Friends.
                        Introduce Your Friend to Jesus.
   January 16-18
          Pizza & Prayer  January 18     5:00 pm     Pryz 323
   January 23-25
          Pizza and Prayer  January 25   5:00 pm   Pryz 323
     January 27, 2015     Pryz Great Room A   Qdoba
     February 23   12:00 - 1:00 pm Centering Prayer
     March 2          12:00 -1:00 pm  Guided Meditation
     March 16        12:00 - 1:00 pm Examen
     March 23        12:00 - 1:00 pm Lectio Divino
     March 30        12:00 - 1:00 pm Religious Symbols
                            Pryz 321
Beverage & Dessert will be provided.
For more information please contact Sister Ruth Harkins, IHM at or call 202-319-6579
  Please register for all events at




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.