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

Irene Wells • Office Manager


Where We Are

Paterno Catholic Center
117 E. Park Ave.
State College, PA 16803
Located approximately 100 yards east from the intersection of N. Allen St. and Park Ave.

Main Office (Pasquerilla Spiritual Center)
205C Pasquerilla Spiritual Center (also listed under Eisenhower Chapel)
University Park, PA 16802

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