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



       January 16 - 28     "New Beginnings" 
         Register at

    GRADUATE WELCOME BACK DINNER 2015            January 27 Happel Room, Caldwell Hall

5:00 - 7:00 pm      Qdoba will be served


     FOOD, FAITH & FILM                                       Thursday, February 5th  "God Is Not Dead"             6:00 - 9:00 pm    Happel Room, Caldwell Hall

Food, faith and fellowship will be shared.



Every Tuesday - 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Campus Ministry Lounge, Caldwell Hall. 


Feb 3 - Images of God - Rev. Mark Morokovich

Feb 10 - Called to Holiness - Michael Beard

Feb 17 - Charism & Spirituality - Fr. Eric DeLaPena

Feb 24 - The Sacraments

March 17 - Discernment - Rev. Ray Studzinski

March 24 - What is Church? 

March 31 - Living a Moral Life - Dr. Bill Mattison

April 7 - New Evangelization - Meghan McCleneghen

April 14 - What is Mission? 

April 21 - Called to Serve

 Each week we will explore a new topic that shapes how we live our faith and deepen our relationship with God. Join us as we share faith, build community and grow in holiness.

 For more information please contact Sister Ruth 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. 





     February 23   12:00 - 1:00 pm Centering Prayer
     March 2        12:00 -1:00 pm  Guided editation
     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



               February 25th  topic TBA

               April 15th  topic TBA

                Pryz Room 321  6:00-7:30 pm









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.