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Welcome to University Ministry

As an integral part of our Catholic Franciscan University, University Ministry and its staff are here to serve and welcome each member of the 百花堂app community no matter your faith or religious background. Following the example of our patrons saints Francis and Clare, we challenge students to recognize God鈥檚 presence in all things. University Ministry at St. Francis is centered on our four cornerstones of prayer, discipleship, community, and service. All are invited to join in the faith
life of this vibrant community.

A University Ministry Overview

The University Ministry staff strives to serve and welcome each member of the 百花堂app community, no matter their faith or religious background. University Ministry is centered on four cornerstones of prayer, discipleship, community, and service. All are invited to join in the vibrant faith life of 百花堂app… learn more by watching our video!

University Ministry Programs & Services

WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE

  • Sunday at 7 p.m. in the St. Joseph Chapel
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Chapel
  • Wednesday interfaith prayer service at 12:15 p.m. in the Tower Hall Chapel
  • Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Francis of Mary Immaculate Chapel at the St. Clare Campus
  • Masses on feast days and holy days of obligation will be announced.
  • Schedule will change during school breaks.

Reconciliation is offered by appointment with our chaplain

PRAYER SPACES

St. Joseph Chapel (Main Campus)
Located on the third floor of the Motherhouse, the St. Joseph Chapel was dedicated in 1893 and originally served as the spiritual home of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, the university鈥檚 sponsoring congregation. Today, the chapel is used for university liturgies, prayer, and peaceful reflection. The chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when school is in session.

Interfaith Reflection Space (Main Campus)
This space, directly across the hall from St. Joseph Chapel, is a place for quiet reflection and prayer for people of all faiths.

Tower Hall Chapel (Main Campus)
This small chapel is located on the third floor of Tower Hall.

Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate Chapel (St. Clare Campus)
This cozy chapel is located on the second floor of Guardian Angel Hall.

University Ministry is comprised of professional full-time staff and a group of student leaders called Peer Ministers. Peer Ministers鈥 responsibilities can include organizing programming in residence halls, leading small faith communities, helping to lead retreats, serving as lectors, musicians and Eucharistic Ministers at Mass, planning service projects and much more.

For information on how to become a Peer Minister, contact University Ministry.

University Ministry offers two retreats each year. Each semester, students have the opportunity to participate in an overnight retreat offered by University Ministry. Students of all faiths and of no faith at all are welcome to participate in our retreats. Please contact University Ministry.

During breaks and over the summer, University Ministry offers students the opportunity to serve, learn, and grow through mission experiences. If you would like more information about participating in any of these opportunities, please contact University Ministry.


Winter Break (Philippines)

The University of St. Francis students have the opportunity to join other universities to travel to Bacolod, Philippines. The primary goal of the mission is to build a house with the Gawad Kalinga organization. Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc. (GK) is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty for 5 million families. Students who attend also dialogue with local university students and spend time with families in the village.

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Spring Break (Utah)

In collaboration with the Rec Club, students have the opportunity to travel to Utah for a service trip assisting physically challenged students and veterans enjoy skiing and snowboarding.

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Alumni and select other friends of St. Francis are eligible to use the St. Joseph Chapel for the celebration of their wedding ceremony. The wedding couple must include at least one alumnus/a and it must be a Catholic wedding ceremony approved by the Diocese of Joliet. If you are interested in getting married in the St. Joseph Chapel, please contact University Ministry.

University Ministry Team

University Ministry Sr. Mary Imler

Sr. Mary Elizabeth Imler, OSF

Vice President for Mission
Integration & Ministry
815-740-2622
mimler@stfrancis.edu

University Ministry Sr. Gayle Rusbasan

Sr. Gayle Rusbasan, OSF鈥

University Ministry Fr. Terry Dettenbaugh

Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh, OSA

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Fr. Michael Jennrich, OFM

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