Rev. Philip A. Florio, S.J., Assistant Vice President
Rose Hill Campus (RH)
McGinley Center 102
Lincoln Center Campus (LC)
Westchester Campus (WC)
400 Westchester Ave Room 133
Campus Ministry is here to enrich your time at Fordham. Rooted in Fordham’s Catholic and Jesuit identities, Campus Ministry is a welcoming place for students of all faith traditions to explore, enrich and engage their spiritual life. We offer a variety of programs and opportunities for students to discover what they believe and find where they belong. Additionally, in cooperation with the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice and Global Outreach, Campus Ministry collaborates on a number of service activities to encourage students to be men and women for and with others and live in solidarity with the poor. We warmly invite you to stop by and see what may be right for you. All are welcome, respected, and valued.
As a Catholic and Jesuit school, Campus Ministry provides numerous opportunities for celebrating Mass on Sunday, Holy Days, and during the week. We fully support student participation in the liturgy and encourage any members of the Fordham community who are interested to become sacristans, lectors, musicians, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers, and ministers of hospitality. We also provide opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on our campuses. Greek Orthodox priests are available to provide programming and services to our Orthodox Christians and we work closely with student clubs such as the Muslim Student Association, the Jewish Student Organization, United Christian Fellowship, and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship to support and provide resources to students of many faith traditions.
- Roman Catholic Mass
§ 5:30 PM Keating Blue Chapel (Saturday Evening Vigil) (RH)
§ 11:00 AM University Church (RH)
§ 5:00 PM Our Lady’s Chapel (RH)
§ 7:30 PM St. Paul the Apostle (LC)
§ 8:00 PM University Church (RH)
o Monday – Friday
§ 8:30 AM Keating Blue Chapel (RH)
§ 12:05 PM Dealy Chapel (RH)
§ 12:15 PM Bl. Rupert Mayer, SJ Chapel (LC)
§ 5:30 PM Spellman Hall (EXCEPT MONDAY) (RH)
- Muslim Prayer Room
o Available Daily
§ Faber Hall, Room 1 (RH)
§ McMahon Hall, Floor 3 (LC)
- Orthodox Christian Divine Liturgy
o Offered Monthly
§ Please check our website for dates (www.fordham.edu/cm)
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
§ 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM University Church (RH)
o Monday – Friday
§ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM University Church (RH)
§ 1:00 PM Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel (LC)
The music for worship at the University Church is vibrant and rich, and our choirs are always interested in receiving new talent. The Schola Cantorum provides traditional sacred music at the 11:00 AM Sunday morning Mass at Rose Hill, as well as on special occasions throughout the academic year. The Gloria Dei student choir provides music at the 8:00 PM Sunday evening Mass at Rose Hill, while its counterpart at Lincoln Center leads musical worship at the 7:30 PM Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Church. These groups utilize the talents of student singers and instrumentalists who provide a more contemporary liturgical sound. All members of the Fordham community are encouraged to share their talents and are invited to join our music ministries.
Retreats offer an opportunity to take a step back from your daily life to reflect, renew, and pray so you can return with a fresh perspective and deeper relationships with God and others.
Our retreat program is inspired by our Ignatian Spirituality. A well timed retreat is a great opportunity for reflection and renewal, and is a loving invitation to feed our faith and nourish our relationships. Some of the retreats that are offered throughout the year are Emmaus, Cor, Fresh Vision, Interfaith, Men’s Spirituality, and Women’s Spirituality. With a wide variety of retreats offered, great student leaders, and our own beautiful retreat house on a wooded property on Goshen, NY, we warmly welcome the Fordham community to take advantage of retreats throughout the year.
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the way people become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. Full membership requires a total formation which culminates in the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. RCIA is a faith journey in which a person is introduced to the community, beliefs, liturgy, and apostolic work of the Catholic Church.
Campus Ministry coordinates a variety of programs to help support the spiritual growth of all of our students. Listed below are some of the ways that you can get involved in Campus Ministry. Please check our website for a complete list of activities, days, and times.
- Christian Life Communities offer support and encouragement in small faith-sharing groups throughout the academic year. Led completely by students, they meet on a weekly basis and work to foster faith and community within a safe and supportive environment. CLCs invite students to deepen their faith and grow in their relationship with God while building strong relationships with others in the Fordham community.
- The Pedro Arrupe Faith and Justice Community combines direct volunteer work in houses of worship in the local Bronx community with reflection, prayer, and community. Students of all faith backgrounds are invited to enter into the struggle for justice with our neighbors through a variety of service opportunities.
- Interfaith Ministries can help students to find a home in a variety of faith groups such as the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Organization, Muslim Student Association, and the United Christian Fellowship, as wellas come together to learn about one another’s traditions and promote understanding through the Interfaith Council.
- Prayer and Devotional Ministries involve regular opportunities such as Individual Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Counseling and Conversation, Praise and Worship, Eucharistic Holy Hour, Taize Ecumenical Prayer, Chapel Yoga, Women’s Spirituality Group, Men’s Spirituality Group, Jesuit Vocation Group, LGBT Spirituality Group, Daily Rosary, and Bible Study.
- Theology on Tap and Kerygma Coffee are programs that offer students an opportunity to explore theological, moral, social, and spiritual topics in a relaxed and casual café-style environment. Reflections and open conversations are led by guest speakers including members of our own faculty and local religious and community leaders.
To get involved in Fordham Campus Ministry, or for more information about our programs and worship schedules, please visit the Campus Ministry web page at www.fordham.edu/cm or stop by our office. We look forward to meeting you!
“For the Greater Glory of God”
Updated August 2014