Because times and locations for meetings may change occasionally, check the monthly calendar (at the bottom of our website) to confirm meetings you would like to attend and learn of other events that are upcoming. For more information on any of the groups listed below, email the Catholic Campus Ministry Office or call them at 814-865-4281.
Bread of Life
A charismatic prayer group that celebrates the gifts of the Holy Spirit in a weekly hour of praise and fellowship. Meets weekly on Tuesdays in the All-Faith (Eisenhower) or Meditation Chapel at 7:15pm. Contact the office for more information.
A group addressing the needs of graduate students and young professionals in the Penn State Catholic Community. Meets twice monthly. Contact the office for the next meeting date. More info: Fr. David
Harrisburg Catholic Worker Trip
Each semester students travel to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to visit the Joshua Group and Catholic Worker House there and to volunteer with urban youth. Contact office.
The Hispanic Community celebrates Mass once a month at 1pm in the Paterno Center. Contact the office for more information.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. Contact the office.
Students can bring their gifts by volunteering as lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, hospitality ministers, coordinators or by joining the choir as a singer or instrumentalist. Contact Fr. Matthew or Debbie Bezilla for more information. If you would like more information about the music ministry, please contact Phil Torbert directly.
Men Seeking God
A group of Catholic men that meets to discuss issues that face Catholic men today. Contact the office for more information.
Each year during Spring break a group of Penn State students travel to Tijuana, Mexico to work on a construction project, visit the children at a local orphanage and grow in their spirituality. Contact Debbie Bezilla, Elaina Ripepi, or campus minister Fr. David Griffin.
Newman Catholic Student Association
A university student organization that encourages religious growth through retreats, prayer nights, bible study, attendance at Mass and weekly meetings. Meets Mondays at 7:15 PM in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. For more information see their website.
Raises funds and collects other supplies for people living in poverty in Haiti. During Spring Break, if the political situation allows, the group travels to Haiti to interact with the people there and assist in their needs. For more information see Project Haiti’s website or contact Paul Wright.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Provides weekly education sessions in a warm learning community for those who are interested in joining the Catholic Church. Meetings start in the Fall Semester and continue most Wednesday evenings. Alternate meeting time is available, contact Fr. Matthew.
Saturday Night Alive in Christ (SNAC)
A blend of Eucharistic Adoration with Contemporary Christian music, personal witness and reflection. Meets monthly. Contact the office for more information.
Women Seeking God
A group of campus women that meets to discuss issues that face Catholic women today. Contact the office for more information.