Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry

‌The journey you take during your time at Fairfield might include a spiritual path, one that leads through our Campus Ministry Center. Located on the lower level of the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola, the center strives to be a home for students of all faith traditions who are interested in exploring and enriching their spiritual lives.

 

 

Campus Ministry offers a wide variety of popular programs. Retreats, immersion/pilgrimage experiences, service trips, social justice groups, liturgies, and gatherings for prayer and reflection are open to students of all faiths. We also offer opportunities for one-on-one conversation, pastoral counseling, and spiritual direction.

The Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Campus Ministry Center, located on the lower level of the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola, strives to be a home for students of all faith traditions who are interested in exploring and enriching their spiritual lives. Rooted in the Catholic faith and steeped in the Ignatian tradition, Campus Ministry is committed to the development of the whole person and believes that a healthy spiritual life is an essential and key element of the Fairfield University experience.

We welcome students from all faith traditions and at all points on their spiritual journey. We offer many different ways to explore what it means to be a person of faith in today's world and to live a "faith that does justice."

In support of a vibrant liturgical life on campus, there are many opportunities to participate in musical, Eucharistic, and Lector liturgical ministries with the daily and weekend Masses and groups such as the Lord's Chords and the EM and Lector Communities. There are also several social justice advocacy programs, such as the Students for Social Justice and Students for Life, providing opportunities for partnering works and faith.

In an effort to attend to the spiritual needs of our non-Catholic students, Campus Ministry provides a host of services and collaborates with those beyond the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. Campus Ministry co-sponsors monthly Shabbat services and dinners. A Muslim Chaplain-Intern is also available to provide support to our Muslim students. A Protestant Chaplain is also available to meet the needs of our Protestant students. The Orthodox Christian Fellowship maintains a vibrant presence on campus. Campus Ministry also makes every effort to enable non-Catholic students to connect with local faith communities from their tradition by providing transportation to and from local churches, synagogues, and mosques.

Campus Ministry invites all students to come learn, grow, laugh, and pray as they explore their relationship with themselves, God, and their community. We, the staff of Campus Ministry, hope that our students' hearts are set on fire for love and justice as they hear the call of God in their lives.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Community Service Programs

Fairfield University Campus Ministry offers a wide range of community service programs. The community service programs include after school programs, animal welfare, daycare, Fairfield Volunteer Corps, Mentoring and many more.

Interfaith Ecumenical Service

In an effort to attend to the spiritual needs of our non-Catholic students, Campus Ministry provides a host of services and collaborates with those beyond the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. Campus Ministry also makes every effort to enable non-Catholic students to connect with local faith communities from their tradition by providing transportation to and from local churches, synagogues, and mosques.

Liturgy Worship

Students have the opportunity to serve as Acolytes, Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers (EMs), Lectors, and Musicians at Sunday Masses, on Holy Days, and at all special Masses throughout the school year.

Post Graduate Social Justice

If you're like most Fairfield University students, you've spent some time volunteering with either the local, domestic, or international communities. If the idea of doing service after graduation has crossed your mind before, or if it interests you now, you should know that Fairfield University has a proud tradition of students serving in many different volunteer agencies after graduation, both in the United States, and throughout the world.

Retreats

In the spirit and tradition of Ignatian Spirituality, Campus Ministry offers several retreat experiences to meet a wide range of spiritual needs. If you are looking to refresh your faith life and grow in your relationship with others, yourself and God, we have something for you.

Service Immersion Experiences

Fairfield University’s Office of Campus Ministry strives to be a home for students of all faith traditions who are interested in exploring and enriching their spiritual lives. Rooted in the Catholic faith and steeped in the Ignatian tradition, Campus Ministry is committed to the development of the whole person and believes that a healthy spiritual life is an essential key element of the Fairfield University experience. The Service Immersion Program offers both domestic and international opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to explore what it means to live a faith that does justice and to deepen their relationships with God.

Social Justice

Campus Ministry offers several programs for students to actively dedicate themselves to social justice issues.

Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff in Campus Ministry.

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