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 Back Dinner
   Tuesday, January 28, 2014 5:00 - 7:00 pm
   Great Room A  Please RSVP at
  ONLINE Retreat - Life's Three Questions
   January 17 - 19, 2014
   January 24 - 26, 2014 
   Register at
 Graduate Scripture Reflection 2014
     MONDAYS - April 7, 14, 28
     Campus Ministry Lounge 6:00 - 7:00 pm
     Explore with others the gospel of Matthew 
     this semester. Share faith and fellowship.
     Food and beverages will be provided.
    Please register at
 Coffee and Conversation                     
    Wednesday, April 9 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm  Pryz 351
    Len Kelly, a CUA Alumnae, the founder of of "The
    Wiz Quiz", will engage participants in this unique
    experience. Visit his website at for more information.

   Please regiser at


          for Graduate Students
   Monday, April 7 - Pryz 327  12:00 - 1:00 pm
   Tuesday, April 8 - Pryz 327  12:00 - 1:00 pm
   Wednesday, April 9 - Pryz 327 12:00 - 1:00 pm
   Thursday, April 10  Pryz 327  12:00 - 1:00 pm
   Campus Ministry is planning for 2014 – 2015 and
   wants to hear from you! Come to any of our
   listening sessions and tell us how we can
   better serve you here at CUA.
   Bring your lunch, come with friends, all faiths








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. 





Lenten Luncheon Series - 
                                Finding God in All Things
     Mondays - March 17 in Caldwell121
                     11:30 am AND 11:45 am
     Mondays - March 24 & 31:  Pryz 321 
     Mondays - April 7 & 14;      Pryz 321
             Three Sessions:  11:30 am
                                      12:15 pm
                                        1:00 pm
      Come together to discover the grace of the
      Ignatian Examen.
      Brown Bag Lunch Series  
      Please register at

     Interfaith Meditation Experience
     Monday, March 31, 2014
     7:00 - 8:30 pm   Caldwell Hall Room 119
     Join Rabbi Gilah Langner and Sister Ruth
     Harkins for an experience of silence and
     meditation.  Discover your center.
     Please register 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.