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Campus Ministry

Mercyhurst 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 people of all faith traditions or no faith tradition and foster holistic, communal development, and nurture leadership focused in service and justice.

Our Ministries

    Catholic Devotions provides spiritual growth opportunities coming from the Catholic tradition, including Eucharistic adoration, lectio divina, group discussions, and guest speakers. It is a great place to join in community with others who are connected to or exploring the Catholic faith.

    Wednesday Night Fellowship is a welcoming Christian community that meets weekly. Group leaders strive to make faith relevant in the real world through speakers, small group interactions, and other engaging activities to encourage and grow each other’s faith.

    The Carpe Diem Retreat is a weekend-long retreat open to Mercyhurst students of all backgrounds. This retreat happens once a semester and creates a space to allow students to learn to be more open and honest with themselves, form community with others, and shows them that they are loved and not alone.

    Commuter Ministry provides an opportunity for commuter students to gather 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.

    Student Athlete Gathering takes place weekly as an opportunity for Laker student-athletes to gather, share their faith, and listen to speakers who provide insights about faith development and spirituality.

    Sunday Night Discussion Group meets on a semi-regular basis to share issues held in common like acceptance, community, and methods for coping with stress.

Liturgy Schedule

Mass is offered throughout the academic year at 5 p.m. each Sunday, with Confessions offered beforehand at 4:30 p.m. This document lists our on-campus Mass times throughout the year, including holy days.

Members of the campus community are also welcome to attend 10:30 a.m. Mass each Sunday at the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse (COVID-19 vaccination is required for all guests). The Motherhouse building is part of our campus.

For added flexibility, students are invited to consider attending daily and Sunday Masses at St. Luke Parish, located next door to campus. St. Luke’s offers Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Online Prayer Booklet

Initiated by Sister Lisa Mary McCartney, RSM, an online prayer booklet has been specifically designed for the Mercyhurst community.

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