Small Group Sharing Opportunities

Small Groups

Step Back & Slow Down

Come meet with fellow students in a small group setting to talk about the everyday challenges of student life, including relationships, decision making, identity, spirituality, and the future. These groups provide a trusted space for honest conversation. Discover that we all share similar questions and concerns. And through discussions help each other grow.

  • Meet with a small group of 6-8 students for one hour each week
  • Build a trusted space for honest and thoughtful conversation 
  • Create awareness together
  • Search for meaning
  • Offer an open and supportive community


Available Groups

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GET REALs are weekly small group sharing spaces facilitated by Campus Ministry Interns or pairs of students.

Sundays

9–10PM, Good Counsel Hall, contact Erica Stewart (estewar9@villanova.edu).

Mondays

9–10PM, Stanford 5th floor, contact Meaghan Daly (mdaly25@villanova.edu).

Tuesdays

8–9PM, McGuire Hall, contact Jarrod Kinkley (jkinkley@villanova.edu).

10–11PM, St. Monica Hall, contact Jon Albert (jalber05@villanova.edu).

9–10PM, Stanford 3rd floor, contact Alicia Henry (ahenry5@villanova.edu). 

Wednesdays

9–10PM, Katharine Hall, contact Britt DeLine (bdeline@villanova.edu).

GET REALs are weekly small group sharing spaces facilitated by Campus Ministry Interns or pairs of students.  

Mondays

6:30–7:30PM for Sophomore and Junior men and women, West campus apartments, contact Steven Spirk (sspirk@villanova.edu).

8–9PM for Sophomore men and women, St. Rita Hall, contact Gavin Fidanza (gfidanza@villanova.edu).

9–10PM for Sophomore men and women, St. Mary Hall, contact David Walsh (dwalsh16@villanova.edu).

Tuesdays

9–10pm for Sophomore men and women, Fedigan Hall, contact Matt Meyers (mmeyers6@villanova.edu).

 Wednesdays

9–10pm for Sophomore women, St. Rita Hall, contact Katie Stepanek (kstepane@villanova.edu).

Thursdays

8:30–9:30PM for Sophomore men, “Great Men of Character,” Alumni 3rd Floor lounge, contact Harry Baker (hbaker3@villanova.edu)

Come and continue your small group experience from Search with other members of the community.

Tuesdays

6–7PM, St. Rita
Midweek Reflections: a Time for Relaxation and Re-centering Oneself  led by Denzel Stanislaus and Rob Verrone. Contact Denzel or Rob (dstanisl@villanova.edu, rverrone@villanova.edu) for more info and to register.

8–9PM, St. Rita Hall
A Space for Spiritual Growth and Exploration of God Beyond the Search experience led by Ashley Nicolella and Julie Kurtz. Contact Ashley (anicolel@villanova.edu) for information and to register.

Wednesdays

7:30–8:30PM, St. Rita Hall
Living the 4th: Incorporating Search into Daily Life
led by JJ Liter and Alyssa Sbarra. Contact JJ (jliter@villanova.edu) for information and to register.

Oasis is a confidential, small group opportunity where a safe zone is established to engage in an open dialogue about the issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning individuals. Participants share their experiences and connect with one another on their journey.

Oasis is open to all students trying to understand issues of sexual orientation or gender identity and offers relief from isolation and an opportunity to find true friendship, and the authentic Augustinian community that results from a common dedication to the truth and a shared vision of the dignity of the human person.

Oasis meets regularly in the evening throughout the semester. For further information contact Father Joe Calderone at [610] 519–7477. We will discreetly respond to all earnest calls with the location and time of our next meeting.

Villanova University is dedicated to the pastoral care of the entire Villanova community and understands its outreach to the LGBTQ community in the context of our University Mission Statement,

"Villanova seeks to reflect the spirit of St. Augustine by the cultivation of knowledge, by respect for individual differences, and by the adherence to the principle that mutual love and respect should animate every aspect of University life." 

Student Life Resources

Villanova Gay / Straight Coalition
Safe Zone Information

External Resources

Human Rights Campaign

Social Media Links

Sunday Mass
7:30AM, 10:30AM
5:30PM, 7 & 9PM
St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Saturday Vigil Mass
5:30PM
Corr Chapel

Daily Mass (Mon–Fri)
12:05 & 5:30PM
Corr Chapel  

Sacrament of Reconciliation
3:30–4:30PM Tue & Wed
St. Thomas of Villanova Church  

[610] 519–4080
[610] 519–6020 (fax)
cmcommunication@villanova.edu

St. Rita Hall
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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In the spirit of St. Augustine, who urged his followers to search for God together, please consider this reflection. Reflecting on the parable of the wicked tenants allegorically, we are the wicked tenants, God is the landowner, and the servants are God's messengers, with the son being Christ. How often do we shun Christ and his message? Why is it so difficult to hear the truth? My mind initially goes to stories of martyrs speaking of peace and justice such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Archbishop Oscar Romero, who both spoke out against the oppression they were witnessing and yet maintained their prophetic voices amidst the violence. How are we denying those that speak the truth of God’s message? Who in our personal lives is leading us closer to God, and do we listen to them or shun them just like the wicked tenants do?

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