Week of June 7, 2021: Message from Mission and Ministry
A hot mess?
You're more than your mess.
And plenty of room for you and your mess
in the heart of God.
Bishop Bayley believed in room.
So did Elizabeth Ann Seton.
"We reaffirm that founding faith today:
a faith rooted in the infinite love of the eternal Father for all people
and in the manifestation of that love in Jesus Christ
and in the gifts of the Holy Spirit."
A Catholic University
Seton Hall is a Catholic University committed to providing a Christian education and developing community. Campus Ministry's mission is to be a pastoral presence of the Catholic Church on campus. As such, we seek to:
- evangelize and empower all, by the prompting of the Spirit, to become dedicated members of God's family;
- bring to higher education the Church's general mission, namely, to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ;
- create an environment which allows for the spiritual, moral, liturgical and sacramental development, as well as intellectual, social, and physical growth;
- guide the maturing Christian conscience, educate for peace and justice, and develop future Christian leaders
Immaculate Conception Chapel Mass Schedule
- Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.
Campus Ministry is here for you!
Campus Ministry offers many opportunities to participate in, to share, and to develop your faith with others, including:
Campus Ministry Night
Every Thursday night, Campus Ministry offers a great evening of fellowship and fun. Our evenings include service projects, sports, lectures, movies, men and women’s groups, game nights, seasonal parties, Pack the Chapel Eucharistic Holy Hours, and much more. Join Campus Ministry for a Thursday night you won’t forget!
Campus Ministry Lounge
Be sure to check out our Lounge on the lower level of Boland Hall. It’s a fantastic place to get a free cup of coffee, study, play ping pong, watch TV, or just hang out with friends.
Held weekly; prayerful examination of Old and New Testament with discussion of their relevance to today’s world and personal faith. All faiths are welcome.
Contact Campus Ministry for information on opportunities to serve as a Greeter, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, or Altar Server.
Our missionaries are continually present on campus and offer you the opportunity to awaken and deepen your faith through both one-on-one conversation and small-group encounters. They also organize countless events throughout the year, including lectures, social gatherings, retreats, meals, hikes and countless other events. They’ll even offer you free coffee on the Green! Our Missionaries come to us from:
- FOCUS: Fellowship of Catholic University Students: www.focus.org
- SPO: St. Paul’s Outreach: www.spo.org
- We are also blessed to be served by campus ministers from the Community of St. John: www.communityofstjohn.com.
Interested in becoming Catholic? Already a Catholic but wish to receive First Communion and or Confirmation? Then the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is for you! RCIA will help you to grow in your relationship with Jesus, become familiar with Catholic teachings and practices, get acquainted with a worshipping faith community, and orient yourself toward a life of service to others.
Pirates for Life
Through prayer and action, we promote the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death. As Pope Francis said, “All life has inestimable value. Even the weakest and most vulnerable – the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in His own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.”
Small Christian Communities
Small groups (6-8 students) meet regularly throughout the semester and create a supportive faith community through sharing, prayer, and discussing faith.
We are available to any person who seeks spiritual direction or crisis counseling.
We will assist any person interested in exploring a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister.
Service and Social Awareness
D.O.V.E.: Through the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE), we respond to the ongoing call for social justice by direct involvement in serving others—a service which stems from our desire to affirm the dignity of all people, and to live as Christ taught, by putting our faith into action. For programs and events, call DOVE at (973) 761-9702.