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The Office of Campus Ministry is located on the lower level of the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola where we invite you to relax in one of our comfortable rooms and enjoy free coffee, tea, and snacks.

Designed to feel like a home away from home, the spaces are open to students from 6am-midnight each day and Campus Ministry staff look forward to welcoming you!

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Rev. Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J., '04

Director

Campus Ministry & University Chaplain

A Message From Fr. Mac

Welcome!

As an integral part of life at the modern, Jesuit Catholic University, Campus Ministry at Fairfield strives to be a home where all – students, faculty, and staff – can engage questions of faith and justice, worship and pray together, and serve communities near and far. Our dedicated staff of campus ministers and chaplains is here to accompany you throughout your spiritual journey with God, offering hospitality in the welcoming space of the Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Campus Ministry Center on the lower level of the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola, the spiritual home of the Fairfield campus. Faithful to our Catholic and Jesuit mission, and informed by our interreligious character, Campus Ministry staff serves as a confidential resource on campus for students, and we offer dynamic programs that respond to the ever-changing needs of our diverse community.

Education

  • BA, Fairfield University
  • MEd, Providence College
  • MA, Loyola University Chicago
  • MDiv, ThM, STL, Santa Clara University

About

I think of myself as the campus pastor, with care for everyone here at Fairfield – students, faculty, and staff. In my role, I get to work with a talented and dedicated campus ministry team, offer pastoral counseling and spiritual direction for people, and celebrate the sacraments for the campus community. My ministry is to empower the ministry of others: campus ministers, chaplains, and student leaders.

Special Interests

Transfer students, 1st Generation students, Residence Hall Ministry (Langguth)

Areas of Expertise

Ignatian spirituality and discernment, spiritual direction, Catholic sacramental theology

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Marc Alibrandi

Campus Minister for Retreats and Spiritual Programs
Get to Know Marc

Education

  • BA, Fordham University
  • MA, Boston College

About

I facilitate a formation process for student leaders through the lens of servant leadership to prepare them to lead retreats or Camino Communities for their peers. By engaging students in pastoral conversations, I help students discover where God is present in their lives, and to what that presence calls them. I am always willing to be a listening, empathetic resource for students who are struggling or would just like someone to talk to.

Special Interests

LGBTQIA+ (as an ally), First Year students, Seniors, transfer students, nonwhite students, residence hall ministry (Gonzaga)

Areas of Expertise

post-grad discernment, Ignatian Spirituality, Sports and Spirituality, Pop Culture and Spirituality

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Katie Byrnes

Campus Minister for Social Justice and Community Engagement
Get to Know Katie

Education

  • BA, University of Saint Joseph
  • MA, Saint Thomas University

About

I engage our campus community in work in the greater Bridgeport/Fairfield area. Partnering with local groups,
we create opportunities for our students to learn and serve alongside local leaders. I also walk with students
during their time here at Fairfield to discover who they are called to be.

Special Interests

Women, sexual assault survivors, undergrads, social justice

Areas of Expertise

sexual assault, service, social justice, pastoral ministry, spirituality, leadership, higher ed
and student development

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Kemal Cecunjanin

Muslim Chaplain
Get to Know Kemal

Education

  • BA Yale University

About

I conduct Muslim prayer services on Fridays (Jummah prayer) and provide spiritual care to students. Additionally, I engage in interfaith discussion with other chaplains and campus ministers to build tolerance and understanding between traditions.

Special Interests

Immigrant students, Muslim students, minorities

Areas of Expertise

Islam, spirituality (Sufism), Islamic theology and jurisprudence, Quran, Muslim culture

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Deacon Tom Curran

RCIA Coordinator
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Education

  • BA, Assumption College
  • MArch, Columbia University

About

A permanent deacon of the Diocese of Bridgeport, I coordinate the RCIA process, through which adults are received into the Catholic Church. I also conduct Confirmation classes for Catholics who for one reason or another may not have been confirmed in the normal course of their religious formation. Both RCIA and Confirmation are open to students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff and alumni. I also assist and preach at weekend liturgies.

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Rev. Jay Glover

Protestant Chaplain
Get to Know Jay

Education

  • MA - New York Theological Seminary

About

Primarily my role is supporting and attending to the well being, practical and spiritual needs of a diverse student body. As a Community Associate in the FYE program, I enjoy assisting first year students navigate their way along the collegiate journey. I am also working to establish a Christian Student Fellowship to formalize a faith-based, radically inclusive gathering platform that welcomes all Christian denominations and traditions.

Special Interests

Commuters, LGBTQIA+, students of color

Areas of Expertise

Religious education, interfaith dialogue, international business

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Kevin Molloy

Campus Minister for Domestic and International Immersion
Get To Know Kevin

Education

  • AB, College of the Holy Cross
  • MA Union Theological Seminary

About

My primary role is to accompany students on transformative experiences of encounter, inviting students to immerse themselves in the realities of the world. Often those realities include socio-political, economic, cultural, and religious contexts that are different from our own. I also live in Regis as a residence hall minister.

Special Interests

I have worked with queer students throughout my time at Fairfield, co-chairing the LGBTQ Campus Initiative, advising the GSA, hosting the Cura Retreat for LGBTQ+ Students, and working with individual queer students. I also am involved in anti-racist capacity building work around campus, and have been a Cura Personalis mentor for first-gen students.

Areas of Expertise

Ignatian spirituality, Ignatian pedagogy, queer spirituality, and social justice.

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Andrew Mountin

Director of Music and Liturgy
Get to Know Andrew

Education

  • MA, Marquette University
  • MA, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary

About

My role is to support the liturgical (structured) prayer of the community, whether held in our chapel or elsewhere on campus. I work with student volunteers who assist in various roles at our Masses, as well as students who provide music at our liturgies as singers or instrumentalists. I provide individual and large-group training/ongoing formation for our student ministers and musicians and work closely with the Jesuit Community.

Special Interests

I have a particular appreciation for doubters/seekers - especially having conversations with those who consider themselves agnostic/atheist/spiritual but not religious. My approach to such conversations is not one of conversion or challenge, but rather of encounter and accompaniment, helping them to develop a deeper appreciation both of their own beliefs as well as those of others.

Areas of Expertise

Catholic/Christian theology - liturgy, sacred music, Scripture/preaching, ecclesiology, interfaith dialogue; performance psychology - performance/test anxiety, etc.; History - East Asian cultures/religions, Church history

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Deborah Picarazzi

Operations Assistant
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Rabbi James Prosnit

Jewish Chaplain
Get to Know James

Education

  • BA Ohio Wesleyan University
  • MA, New York University
  • MA, DDiv Hebrew Union College

About

As Jewish Chaplain my focus is on being responsive to the Jewish Students on campus both individually and as a group (in formation). I lead monthly Sabbath Services and organize Holiday programming. I represent the Jewish faith in all interfaith services, programs and educational forums. I also teach two classes in the Religious Studies Department.

Special Interests

Interfaith dialogue, social justice work especially in Bridgeport

Areas of Expertise

Judaism, Hebrew Bible, Israel

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