Rooted in the Catholic tradition and guided by the Rule of St. Benedict, the mission of Campus Ministry at Saint Vincent College is to enable the college community, especially the students, of all faith traditions, by providing opportunities to explore, celebrate, act on and live their faith through prayer, education, service and Christian living.
Campus Ministry serves the students based on Scripture and the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict.
Ten Hallmarks of Benedictine Education
The example of the early Church and the Hallmarks adopted by present-day Benedictine colleges lead us to serve our students in these four ways:
Saturday -- 4:30 p.m.
Sunday -- 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday -- 12:05 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday -- 4:15 p.m.
Adoration - Fa. '18
Mondays following the 12:05 p.m. Mass -- 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays following the 4:15 p.m Mass -- 9:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday -- 11:45 a.m.
M, T, TH, F - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday -- 3:45 p.m.
(Fr. Killian, Fr. Lawrence and Fr. Anthony are also available to hear confessions by appointment)
Summer schedule runs from the start of the summer session until the start of the fall semester
Mass at 7 p.m. on Sundays.
12:05 p.m. Mass Monday through Friday
11:45 a.m. Confessions on Fridays
Any deviations from this schedule will be posted on the Chapel doors.
Looking for Mass times for Holy Days that aren't posted here? Just dial extension 2350.
Weekday masses are at 6:50 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
Community Masses Fa. '18
The Monastery, College, Seminary, and Parish
Communities will gather in the Basilica for a combined Saint Vincent Community Mass at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in this weekly celebration
September 5, 12 & 19
October 3,10,17 & 24
November 7 & 28
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Every Weekday 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Saturdays 8 - 8:30 a.m. and 4 - 5 p.m
Holy Days of Obligation
Holy day masses are at 6:50 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., but always consult the church bulletin for any changes.
Monastic Prayer Schedule (Divine Office) All are welcome!
Morning Prayer - Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Midday Prayer - Saint Gregory Chapel
Evening Prayer - Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Sunday 6:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Monday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Tuesday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Wednesday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Friday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Saturday 6:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
*Takes place in Saint Gregory Chapel
Campus Ministry participates in many service activities:
Service trips during school breaks:
When most people think about missionary work, they do not think about Alaska. Yet, Alaska is missionary land. At the invitation of Bishop Edward Burns, Bishop of Juneau, Campus Ministry sponsored a service trip to work in the Diocese of Juneau, which is the size of the State of Florida and 10.2% Catholic. The Diocese has 11 parishes and 15 missions which are served by only 9 priests. As a result, our students were received by the Bishop and people of the Diocese with open arms. While in Alaska the students prayed and worked at parishes and missions in Juneau and Skagway, and visited the Shrine of Saint Therese, the Patron of Alaska.
The participants not only gained a deeper understanding of the Gospel message to help those who are in need, but they also had the opportunity to interact with the local residents, visit historical sites, and thus expand their perspective of the world and its different cultures.
The Shrine of Saint Therese
The educational community of Saint Vincent College is “rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, the heritage of Benedictine monasticism, and the love of values inherent in the liberal approach to life and learning.” Saint Vincent’s Campus Ministry program provides an exceptional opportunity for students to translate the College’s Benedictine principles into action during the annual Spring Break Service Trip to São Paulo, Brazil. The mission trip provides students with the opportunity to help prepare meals, work with orphans and abandoned elderly, serve at an AIDS clinic, teach and learn languages, and spend time playing with children. The student participants are immersed in the lives of the Brazilians, and build relationships in service with the Missionary Sisters of Christ, the parish of Saint Vincent DePaul, and the Association of Hope and Life AIDS Clinic.
During the trip, the students work with the Missionary Sisters of Christ and the children in the Sisters’ schools: Casa de Crianca and Aprendizado do Dom José Gasper. The schools were founded to keep children who live in the favelas, or slums, off the street and to improve their quality of life and hope for the future. The Missionary Sisters of Christ educate and nourish 500 three- to twelve-year-old students from the favelas, where drug abuse, violence, and desperate crime are rampant. The three meals provided by the Sisters each day often are the only food the Brazilian students receive. Through games and playtime, the Brazilian youngsters and Saint Vincent visitors can transcend language, age, and cultural barriers and forge lasting bonds.
Students bring the life lessons they learn in Brazil to their classes at the College and the trip often directly influences their goals, careers, or vocations. The experience also affects the views of the Brazilians, whose time with the students serves as a renewal for a community that feels forgotten in the eyes of the world. American stereotypes in many Brazilian’s thoughts are replaced with memories of Benedictine hospitality and kindness shown by the SVC students, perhaps forever altering attitudes and opening minds.
While in Brazil, the student missionaries are exposed to the harsh realities of the poverty stricken area through conversations with men and women living at the Association of Hope and Life’s AIDS clinic and rehabilitation ranch. The students hear inspiring stories of recovery and salvation from the men and women recovering from substance abuse problems or fighting AIDS.
Campus Ministry provides an exceptional opportunity for students to translate the College’s Benedictine principles into action through our annual summer service trip to Asia, a place very unfamiliar to most students. While in Taiwan, the students work at Cathwel Service, an orphanage for 120 children who are born with disabilities or serious illness; as well as for those who are abandoned or parentless because their families are not able or interested in caring for them. Each day, the collegiates extend their love and compassion by dressing, feeding, and playing with the children. Besides the orphanage, the students also provide service in a remote mountain village where they extend this same love and compassion to not only children, but to the elderly, as well. This interaction includes visiting, playing games, sharing meals, and celebrating Mass. Through this one-on-one contact, the Saint Vincent student missionaries give of their time and love to transcend language, age, and cultural barriers.
During their free time the students also have unforgettable experiences as they explore different cultures, places, and foods in the markets and mountains.
The service trip to Taiwan helps to integrate Saint Vincent’s Catholic, Benedictine values with the broader purposes of human life by “enrolling students in the world” and in service to those in need. This once in a life time opportunity will help students cultivate a life-long commitment to serve others as good stewards of God’s gifts.
Each fall, Campus Ministry sponsors a service trip to Appalachia as we minister to the poor and underprivileged who are experiencing hardship due to issues such as an unstable economy and lack of employment.
During the trip, students are provided with countless opportunities to share their talents with those who live in the heart of Appalachia. Students engage in various service such as painting, cleaning, and gardening. In addition to physical labor, students also have opportunities to visit the elderly and socialize with the area's youth.
Promotes an environment of brotherhood and sisterhood that upholds and encourages the growth of the person, personal faith, and wholesome community.
Men and women incorporating Benedictine spirituality and values into their lives.
Knights of Columbus
Catholic men who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church, enhancing their own faith.
Women who meet for Bible study, faith sharing and fellowship.
Game nights, ping-pong tournament, etc.
The Campus Ministers of Saint Vincent College invite you to send us your prayer requests. Your prayer needs are important to us and are prayed for each day during our Masses in Mary, Mother of Wisdom Student Chapel.
Please use this link to send your prayer request(s): http://info.stvincent.edu/prayer-request
Father Killian Loch, O.S.B.
Director of Campus Ministry
Father Canice McMullen, O.S.B.
Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
Coordinator of Office and Service
Dr. John Aupperle
Part-time Campus Minister
Brother Barnabas O'Reilly, O.S.B.
Assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry
Brother Cassian Edwards, O.S.B.
Assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry
Father Anthony Grossi, O.S.B.