Get To Know Campus Ministry
Get to Know Campus Ministry
Welcome, to Fordham University Campus Ministry. We invite you to discover the soul of Fordham by taking part in our diverse activities that engage both the mind and the heart. Rooted in our Catholic, Jesuit identity, Campus Ministry offers numerous opportunities to learn about religious traditions, explore your spirituality, engage intellectually with faith, and serve humanity.
Our thriving student-led programs include liturgical and music ministries, spiritual retreats, and service projects with the Arrupe Faith & Service Community. Join our Christian Life Communities to nourish your faith and explore Ignatian spirituality, or take advantage of our interfaith ministries involving Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox, and Christian student organizations. Campus Ministry is committed to enriching the spiritual and religious life of all students, of any faith or background.
Enclosed with this letter is the Campus Ministry brochure, which will acquaint you with our programs. For more information about events, worship schedules, and opportunities to get involved, visit us on Facebook at Fordham Campus Ministry or online at fordham.edu/cm.
Again, we are thrilled to welcome you! Ours is a culture that fosters mutual respect, compassion, a habit of reflection, and an openness to transcendent truth and love. We look forward to having you join us.
In God's grace and peace,
The Rev. José Luis (Lito) Salazar, SJ
Executive Director of Campus Ministry
If you are interested in deepening your faith or learning about other faith traditions, participate in interfaith programming or one of our interfaith ministries such as Muslim Student Association, Jewish Student Organization, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and Fordham Christian Fellowship, These organizations hold programs year round to help students stay connected to their faith. Contact: Joan Cavangah
If you ever need a break from the hectic pace of campus life, Campus Ministry offers weekend retreats to grow in your relationship with God and with fellow students. Throughout the year Campus Ministry hosts several student led retreats in our Goshen Retreat house located one hour north of the Rose Hill Campus. Students pray, reflect, and have small group conversations to cultivate community and faith. Fresh-vision, a retreat designed specifically for freshmen students is offered three times a year, a great way to meet new friends and grow in your faith. Contact: Pauline Villapando
We encourage any students with an interest in music to join one of our many choirs or to help out with Praise and Worship and other events. Musicians and singers are needed. Contact: Robert Minotti
Students are welcomed to attend and assist with the many daily and Sunday masses offered at Fordham. Your help is needed to give life to our campus liturgies. There are countless opportunities for students to serve as an altar server, lector, sacristan or a Eucharistic, hospitality, environment or media minister. No experience needed. Contact: Katie Anderson
Pedro Arrupe Volunteers
Put your faith into action by volunteering with the Pedro Arrupe Volunteers. We work with local churches and organizations throughout the New York area, while building our community at Fordham through shared service, prayer, reflection and social gatherings. Leave campus and get to know our neighbors by volunteering in soup kitchens, distributing meals with Midnight Run, teaching English as a second language, building houses with Habitat for Humanity, engaging with children of local schools and shelters and more. Contact: Gil Severiano
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Are you interested in exploring the possibility of becoming Catholic? or were you raised Catholic but have not yet had the sacrament of confirmation? Join Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and learn more about receiving the sacraments of baptism, communion, and confirmation in the Catholic Church.
Fordham is a Jesuit school rooted in Ignatian spirituality. We promote Fordham's Jesuit heritage and traditions with events, prayer and reflection including Ignatian week as an annual celebration of Fordham's distinctive identity. Contact: Erin Hoffman
Student Leadership Team
A quick and easy way to get involved and stay involved is to join Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team. These individuals help coordinate events, hospitality, outreach, community nights and peer ministry. Contact: John Gownley, Erin Hoffman or Gil Severiano
Outreach and Spiritual Formation Programs
Campus Ministry has numerous programs designed to help deepen your faith experience at Fordham such as Praise and Worship, Chapel Yoga, Residence Ministry, Faith and Film, Kerygma Koffee, Theology UnTapped (over 21), Spiritual Direction, holiday celebrations, informal social gatherings and more. Contact: Carol Gibney or Erin Hoffman
Christian Life Communities
Christian Life Communities are student-led groups that meet weekly for reflections, prayer and community involvement. It is a way for students to incorporate their faith into everyday life and while easily making friends. Contact: Erin Hoffman or Sr. Mary Catherine Redmond, PBVM