At SJU Campus Ministry, we are committed to forming Christians with a deep knowledge of their faith, ready to witness to Christ in the world. Our goal in faith formation is well summarized by the US Bishops: "Campus ministry has the task of enabling Catholics to achieve a more adult appropriation of their faith so that they can live in greater communion with God and the Church, give more effective witness to the Gospel, and face the challenges to belief that exist in the academic world" (#45, Empowered by the Spirit).
RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which adults are initiated into the Catholic Church. The RCIA process is specifically designed for:
- Non-baptized adults who want to be initiated into the Catholic Church
- Baptized Christians who desire full communion with the Catholic Church
- Baptized but uncatechized Catholics who have not received Eucharist or Confirmation
- Any person who is interested in learning more about the faith of the Catholic Church
RCIA is more than a simple program. It is a journey in which adults discern and then respond to the call to be more deeply united to God in and through the Catholic Church. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Learn more about RCIA.
Faith and Theology in the Pub! Theology on Tap is an informal venue in which students and professors can discuss theology over a pint of Guinness (or perhaps Old Johnnie Ale, or whatever suits you) or pop (for those who are under the age of 21). We hope to get folks thinking theologically, and this semester we have some great theological topics presented by professors who have a passion for sharing their deepest interests with students.
This event hosted by SJU Campus Ministry meets students exactly where they are...in the dorms! Hosted every Monday and Wednesday evening, Slice of Scripture is an hour-long event that explores Scripture through the ancient practices of Lectio Divina and Visio Divina. RAs, this is a great way to fulfill your spirituality requirement.
Let's face it, the faith journey isn't meant to be taken alone. That's why we here at SJU Campus Ministry are excited to roll out Communio Groups! Communio Groups are weekly male small-group communities of students just like yourself who are seeking to grow deeper in their relationship with God, while at the same time discovering aspects of masculine virtue, all in teh company of a Catholic brotherhood.
During these hour-long gatherings, Communio Groups will explore the Gospels through the ancient prayer paractice of Lectio Divina, while at the same time challenging and encouraging others to grow in virtue. Communio Groups will foster deepr brotherhood through shared fraternal activities and social events.
Communio Groups FORMING NOW! "Take courage and BE A MAN" (1 Kings 2:2).