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Campus Ministry

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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

  1. Community
  2. Prayer
  3. Hospitality
  4. Stability
  5. Discipline
  6. Stewardship
  7. Humility
  8. Obedience
  9. Love of Christ and Neighbor
  10. Conversatio

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:

  • Worship
  • Service
  • Education
  • Christian Living

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  • Worship

    Liturgical Schedule

    Mary, Mother of Wisdom Chapel

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    Weekend Masses
    Saturday -- 4:30 p.m.
    Sunday -- 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

    Weekday Masses
    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. 

    Sacrament of Reconciliation  

    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 Mass Schedule

    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.


    Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica  

    basilica
    Sunday Masses
    Saturday Evenings - 5 p.m.
    Sundays - 7:30 a.m, 9:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m.

    Weekday Masses 
    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
    December 5

    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 

  • Service

    Campus Ministry participates in many service activities:

    • Serving meals to the homeless
    • Visiting hospitalized children and the elderly
    • Hosting blood drives
    • Defending human life

    Service trips during school breaks:

    Alaska

    Alaska Campus Ministry
    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.

    Alaska Shrine
    The Shrine of Saint Therese

    Alaska Cathedral
    Juneau Cathedral

    Alaska Diocese
    Diocese of Juneau

    Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
    Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church


    Brazil

    Brazil Campus Ministry
    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.

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    Brazil Campus Ministry
    Benedictine Priory of Sao Bento

    Mae Magnificat
    Mae Magnificat

    Brazil Campus Ministry
    Girl’s School

    Taiwan

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    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.

    Priory Taiwan
    Wimmer Priory

    Taiwan Wu-Cha
    Village of Wu-Cha

    Taiwan Cathwel Service
    Cathwel Service

    China Little Flower
    China Little Flower

    West Virginia

    West Virginia
    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.

  • Education

    • Bible Studies
    • Late Night Catechism
    • Leading High School Retreats
    • RCIA
    • Theology of the Body
    • Tapping Theology
    • Retreats
    • Pilgrimage to Rome
    • Confirmation (already Catholic, but never Confirmed)
    • Breakfast with Benedict
    • Koffee with Killian
  • Christian Liivng

    Households
    Promotes an environment of brotherhood and sisterhood that upholds and encourages the growth of the person, personal faith, and wholesome community.

    Benedictine Oblates
    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's Fellowship
    Women who meet for Bible study, faith sharing and fellowship.

    Healthy Recreation
    Game nights, ping-pong tournament, etc.

  • Prayer Requests

    Saint Vincent College Prayer Requests

    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 

  • Staff

    Fr. Killian LochFather Killian Loch, O.S.B.
    Director of Campus Ministry
    724-805-2350
    killian.loch@stvincent.edu

    Father Canice McMullen, O.S.B.
    Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
    724-805-2292
    canice.mcmullen@stvincent.edu

    Jody MarshJody Marsh
    Coordinator of Office and Service
    724-805-2597
    jody.marsh@stvincent.edu

    Bridget DiVittisBridget DiVittis
    Assistant Director for Spiritual Formation
    724-805-2098
    bridget.divittis@stvincent.edu

    Samantha Pashel
    Campus Minister for Ministry to Women
    samantha.pashel@stvincent.edu

    Dr. Aupperle

    Dr. John Aupperle
    Part-time Campus Minister
    724-805-2350
    johnaupperle@verizon.net

    Brother Barnabas O'Reilly, O.S.B.
    Assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry
    barnabas.oreilly@stvincent.edu

    Brother Cassian Edwards, O.S.B.
    Assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry
    cassian.edwards@stvincent.edu

    Father Anthony GrossiFather Anthony Grossi, O.S.B.
    Sacramental Help
    724-537-4554
    anthony.grossi@stvincent.edu