B.A.S.I.C (Brothers and Sisters in Christ)
Students give up time in their winter or spring break to travel to urban or rural areas in the United States and the Republic of Panama in order to work side-by-side with the poor in Vincentian communities. If interested, please contact Ashley Gruhalla.
Give yourself the time you deserve to get away, meet new people, relax and take stock of where you are. Campus ministry-sponsored retreats allow you to do just this. Our student retreats are led by campus ministers and students. Watch for the next retreat date. For more information contact Ashley Gruhalla.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Participation with the St. Vincent de Paul Society involves students in the legacy of a man whose life teaches us that it is through our love of the poor that we can truly see the face of God. Regular meetings, community service projects, and prayer are important to the members of this organization. For more information and how to get involved with SVDP contact Ashley Gruhalla.
Bible Study and Faith Sharing
A great way to learn more about the Sacred Scriptures and to improve your prayer life is to become a regular member of a small group faith sharing or Bible study group.
This semester, Fr. Bill Allegretto is facilitating a Bible Study in Alumni Chapel. See the Events page for details.
Students from all faith perspectives are welcome. All one needs is an open mind, a caring heart, and an interest in growing in your own faith tradition. For more information, contact Kristina Daloia.
A prayer service set in a candle-lit chapel, provides an evening of ecumenical prayer. Taize combines simple, meditative music, scripture, and silence that allow participants to connect with God in their own unique way. All are welcome.
Taize Prayer Services take place on one Tuesday a month in the Chapel. For dates and times, see the Events page.
Campus Ministry welcomes readers and Eucharistic ministers to serve at Masses. Those wishing to be trained should stop by the Office of Campus Ministry, call us at 716.286.8400, or email Kristina Daloia.
- Eucharistic Ministers
- Musicians and Choir Members
- Hospitality Ministers
Our Eucharistic celebrations need music to lift the heart and spirit to be heard and sung well. To truly celebrate our faith, choir members, cantors, and instrumentalists are essential. The Alumni Chapel Choir is open to anyone who likes to sing or can play an instrument. The 11 a.m. Mass features familiar hymns from the Word & Song hymnal, while the 7 p.m. Mass blends traditional liturgy with contemporary praise and worship music. For more information, please contact Kristina Daloia.
Confirmation RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
The confirmation process, as well as sacramental preparation for Eucharist and penance, is available for Catholic students who wish to receive First Communion or confirmation. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) process is available for those students who are thinking of becoming Catholic. Contact Campus Ministry at 716.286.8400 to learn more.
Need a prayer for a loved one or friend – please send his or her name to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them in our campus prayers.
Ministry Advisory Board
The Campus Ministry Advisory Board assists the staff in planning and evaluating events. New members are always welcome. Please contact the Campus Ministry Office if you are interested in serving on this advisory board.