5:30PM, 7 & 9PM
St. Thomas of Villanova Church
Saturday Vigil Mass
Daily Mass (Mon–Fri)
12:05 & 5:30PM
Campus Ministry nourishes the development of religious faith and practice at Villanova University. While affirming the individual, Campus Ministry seeks to empower the community to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Campus Ministry respects the religious traditions of the many while expressing the identity and mission of a Catholic University.
Reflecting traditions of Roman Catholic and Augustinian spirituality, Campus Ministry engages in every aspect of University life through prayer, liturgy, community service, and pastoral care. Campus Ministry encourages all to integrate personal faith into the academic and social environment of the University. Campus Ministry promotes the Augustinian ideal of an intellectual community seeking both wisdom and a fuller spiritual life.
Campus Ministry fosters the development of leadership in service to the poor and education for justice. Campus Ministry programs reflect the model of St. Thomas of Villanova who dedicated his life in service to the poor. Campus Ministry articulates and strengthens the commitment of the University to both the Gospel and the world.
In the spirit of St. Augustine, who urged his followers to search for God together, please consider this reflection on Sunday's Gospel: In this week's Gospel, we see the story of Christ's Passion. As we prepare for Holy Week, allow us to take the opportunity this week to meditate on Christ's presence in our daily life. Sometimes we can relate quite strongly to Christ's cry of "my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?!" Perhaps in our reading of this Gospel story, we can connect with this special moment and dive in to the mystery that is the Passion, offering up our suffering to God. In the very moment when we cry out to God, pleading for divine assistance, is when we see that God has been walking with us all along. All we need to do is stop and reflect: where have I seen God in my life today?"