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Our Mission 

Mercyhurst University Campus Ministry creates a hospitable environment and a locus for spiritual development of the entire university community. By our grounding in the Catholic tradition and Mercy heritage we support all faith traditions, foster holistic, communal development, and nurture leadership focused in service and justice.

Our Ministries

Campus Ministry offers a variety of retreats, fellowship groups, prayer and study groups, and opportunities for all students, regardless of previous faith background. These groups are lead predominately by student leaders- hear what they have to say about these ministries!

Tuesday Night Catholic Devotions is a great way to connect with others through the Catholic faith. We participate in traditional devotions such as recitation of the rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, and Lectio Divina. This group has strengthened my faith in ways that I will be forever grateful for. Being surrounded by so many supportive young men and women who share in my beliefs has made all the difference for me since coming to Mercyhurst.” – Allie Schweiger /student leaders can be reached at

Wednesday Night Fellowship is a powerful opportunity for students to grow in a community of faith with one another. Through guest speakers and their testimonies, students are challenged to build and live out a mature, adult faith. All are welcome week after week regardless of faith denomination and everyone is encouraged to grow as a community rooted in Christ.” –Chandler Brandetsas / student leaders can be reached at

The Carpe Diem Retreat is a weekend-long retreat open to Mercyhurst students of all backgrounds. It was one of the most impactful experiences I have had, not just at Mercyhurst, but in my life. I went on the retreat not really knowing anything about it, or any of the people going, and now I can say the people I am closest to two years later are the people I meant through the retreat.” –Nate Myers

Myracle is a student led ministry for Catholic students to share their faith and develop leadership skills through evangelization. We plan and lead retreats for youth and families in parishes across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. Being a leader in Myracle has provided me opportunities to share the light of Christ with other students, both on campus and through our retreats. I have grown more in love with the universality of the faith and I’ve learned a lot about myself as a young adult Catholic. I’ve met some of the most beautiful people through Myracle and I’m proud to call the other leaders my friends.” –Kayla Bravchok / student leaders can be reached at  For more information, click here

Thursday Night Bible Study focuses on bringing together students on campus who are passionate about growing in their faith.  Each Thursday Night, students meet with their peers to dig deeper into the Bible by incorporating relative verses and watching a video series.  Students are able to share their opinions and interpretations while learning more about how to integrate God's word in their daily lives.  Thursday Night Bible Study welcomes individuals from all backgrounds to share their faith with others while learning valuable and relatable scripture.” – Kristina Croucher

Commuter Ministry provides an opportunity for commuter students to gather together and discuss the relevance of God’s word in today’s busy world. Meetings are held earlier in the day so students can be involved without having to drive back to campus. Being a commuter is a crazy ‘ride’ that all too often is an isolating and confusing experience. Our mission is to provide a safe space to relax, ask questions, and spend time in presence of those who share similar beliefs.” – Katie Swanson

Liturgy Schedule

All Masses are held in the Christ the King Chapel

Sundays: 11am & 7pm
Monday-Thursday: 8am

Christmas Eve Mass: 4pm

Sunday 7pm Mass, and weekday Masses are only offered when classes are in session, while the 11am mass is offered year round.


Are you interested in being married in Christ the King Chapel? Contact our chaplain, Fr. Jim Piszker at  For more information, click here




Our Staff

Jenell Patton, Assistant Director: (814) 824-2549;
Fr. Jim Piszker,University Chaplain and Interim Director of Campus Ministry: (814) 824-2467;
Michelle Scully, Campus Minister: (814) 824-3360;

Sr. Natalie Rossi, RSM, Campus Minister: (814) 824-2933; 
Anthony Sardini, Director of Liturgical Music: (814) 602-1646;