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




    Fall Semester Events

       Graduate Welcome Dinner                               Monday,  September 19                                               Great Room A  5:00 - 6:30 pm


           Graduate Faith Community                          MONDAYS, September 26 - November 14            Caldwell Hall Room 119     6:00 - 7:30 pm 


                Graduate GAME Day                                Sunday, October 16     1:00 - 4:00 PM                                                      

                Graduate Speaker Series                                      WEDNESDAY, October 19                                       "Faithful Citizenship"                                                  Professor David Coultier                                           12:00 - 1:30 pm  Pryz 327  


               Graduate Bible Study                                EVERY Sunday 1:00 - 2:30 pm                                   Seton Hall Lounge - Fourth Floor

              LIFE CHOICES RETREAT                               Sunday, October 23 - 11:00 am - 4:30 pm                  Caldwell Auditorium      


     SILENT RETREAT        November 11- 13                 Holy Cross Abbey, Berryville, VA                            






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. 






MONTHLY Graduate Mass                                     Caldwell Chapel 12:30 pm                                          Sept 26    Oct 24    Nov 28                                                                                                                                                                                

MONTHLY Graduate Adoration                           Columbus Law School Chapel                                         12:45 - 1:45 pm                                        

Sept 23    Oct 21   Nov 18                                                                                                   



PLEASE REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS                                                          

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.