Who We Are

Catholic Campus Ministry assists the 10,000 Catholic students and employees at Penn State in nurturing their faith through daily and weekend liturgies, retreats, service and social justice projects, prayer and faith sharing groups and organizations such as the Newman Catholic Student Association. For specific information on any topic, please click on the links to the left under “About Us.”

For those preparing to join the Church, Campus Ministry provides the opportunity to learn about the faith in the company of a warm and supportive community through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. In addition, Catholics discerning a religious vocation have the support and guidance of ordained clergy and professional staff.

We encourage you to become a regular member of the Catholic campus community by registering with us at a Mass one of the first few weekends of school. Similar to the process of registering at a parish, registering with the campus ministry helps us keep in touch with Catholics on campus and allows for us to issue a certificate should you be asked to be a sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation.



Fr. Matthew Laffey, O.S.B. • Director

Fr. David Griffin, O.S.B. • Campus Minister

Deacon Laszlo Ivanits • Campus Minister

Phillip Torbert • Director of Music & Liturgy

Erik Bjalme • Director of Development

Irene Wells • Office Manager


Where We Are

Our office is located in 205C Pasquerilla Spiritual Center at the corner of Allen Rd. and Curtin Rd. (across from Pattee/Paterno Libraries) on the Penn State’s University Park campus. Our main office line is 814.865.4281, or you can email us at catholic@psu.edu.

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