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.


9–10PM, Good Counsel Hall, contact Erica Stewart (


9–10PM, Stanford 5th floor, contact Meaghan Daly (


8–9PM, McGuire Hall, contact Jarrod Kinkley (

10–11PM, St. Monica Hall, contact Jon Albert (

9–10PM, Stanford 3rd floor, contact Alicia Henry ( 


9–10PM, Katharine Hall, contact Britt DeLine (

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


6:30–7:30PM for Sophomore and Junior men and women, West campus apartments, contact Steven Spirk (

8–9PM for Sophomore men and women, St. Rita Hall, contact Gavin Fidanza (

9–10PM for Sophomore men and women, St. Mary Hall, contact David Walsh (


9–10pm for Sophomore men and women, Fedigan Hall, contact Matt Meyers (


9–10pm for Sophomore women, St. Rita Hall, contact Katie Stepanek (


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

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


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 (, 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 ( for information and to register.


7:30–8:30PM, St. Rita Hall
Living the 4th: Incorporating Search into Daily Life
led by JJ Liter and Alyssa Sbarra. Contact JJ ( 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

Campus Ministry Social Media

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

Saturday Vigil Mass
Corr Chapel

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

Spanish Mass
Corr Chapel  

St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Schedule


[610] 519–4080
[610] 519–6020 (fax)

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

Interested in Getting Involved with Campus Ministry? We offer over 50 programs that are sure to fit every personality and lifestyle!

Service & Volunteering
Liturgical Ministry
Faith-Sharing & Support Groups

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?"

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Pastoral Musicians Application

Liturgical Ministry Application 
(for new Liturgical Ministers only)

Liturgical Ministry Reapplication 
(for returning Liturgical Ministers only)

Liturgical Council Application

Caritas Application

What do I want to be?
What do I want to do with my life?

These are questions we all ask ourselves, especially during our college years, as we choose majors and, sometimes, switch majors. However, behind these questions is one much deeper:
Who do I want to be?

We are all called by God to live authentically. By virtue of our baptism, we are called to follow Christ every day of our lives. Most of us are called to be married, some to remain single, and still others of us are called to the religious life and priesthood. How is it that we come to know what God desires for us? This is at the heart of vocation discernment. As a Catholic university in the Augustinian tradition, Villanova seeks to help its students to discover how God is calling them in life.

If you wonder what life might be like as An Augustinian friar, or you are just curious about religious life, priesthood, or ministry in the Church, see Fr. Tom McCarthy, OSA, in the Vocation office and go to

For more information on vocations to ministry in the Church, go to

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