Campus Ministry

Get Involved in Community Service, Local Service & Mission Trips

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love …” -Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Community Service & Local Service

Quincy University community service integrates our Gospel and Franciscan values into concrete acts of service.

Weekly Activities

*Due to COVID19, the chapel is closed to the public until further notice. Hours for students, staff and faculty are Sunday night only at 6pm, no other mass services are available at this time.

Sunday Mass– 10:00 am and 6:00 pm in the Chapel

Weekday Mass– Mon-Fri 12:15 pm in the Chapel

Morning Prayer– Mon-Fri 9:00 am in the Chapel

Evening Prayer– Mon-Fri 5:00 pm in the Chapel

Night Prayer– Every night at 10:00 pm in the St. Clare’s Living Community (Willer 304)

Rosary– Mon-Fri 11:50 am, Sunday 4:30 pm in the Chapel

Confession– Mon-Fri 12:45pm after Weekday Mass in the Chapel

Adoration– First Friday of every month, beginning after Mass (~12:45 pm) and ending with Benediction and Vespers at 5 pm

Bible Study– Tuesdays 8:00 pm at Dr. Bates’ House

Theola-Tea– alternating Wednesdays at 8:00 pm at the Friary (check Campus Ministry update email)

Students for Life– Thursdays 9:00 pm Student Center

Local Agencies We’ve Served

  • Habitat for Humanity: Home Construction Volunteers
  • The Humane Society: “Day with the Dogs”
  • The American Red Cross: Blood Drives
  • Catholic Charities: “Bridge the Gap to Health” Project
  • Ladies of Charity: Food Drives
  • Quincy Herald-Whig: Good News of Christmas Program
  • Good Samaritan Home: Social Hours & Meals
  • Transitions: Provides an array of mental health services in Quincy.
  • Teen Reach: Program for at risk teens.
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center: Youth and young adult programs.
  • Quanada: Support for battered or abuse women in the Quincy Area.
  • Horizons: Social services – soup kitchen.
  • Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS): Mentor program for youth.
  • Girl Scouts of Central Illinois: Mentor program for female youth.
  • Blessing Hospice: Care of the infirmed.

Mission Trips

Live out the Gospel call to be people of service by helping those less fortunate than ourselves as well as learning about places and social structures that create poverty and injustice. Traditionally, mission trips are offered during the following breaks:

  • Fall Break
  • Christmas Break
  • Spring Four-Day Break
  • Spring Break
  • Summer Vacation

Places We’ve Visited

  • Sisters of the Holy Family, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina
  • Diocese of Gallup, NM/Zuni Village/St. Michael Indian School(Navajo Reservation)
  • Beaches Habitat for Humanity – Jacksonville, FL
  • Franciscan Outreach Association – Chicago: Soup Kitchen Shelter
  • Franciscan Connection – St. Louis: Stone by Stone Project – Urban Outreach
  • Close the School of the Americas Trip: Social Justice/Activism
  • Fixed some camp :Knoxville, TN
  • D.C. Right to Life Trip: Social Justice/Activism
  • Haiti Mission Trip w/ Eastern Illinois University
  • Disaster Relief: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Resurrection Mission/Civil Rights Education – Montgomery, AL
  • Hubbard House – East St. Louis, IL
  • Glenmary Camp – Aberdeen, MS: Rural Outreach
  • Habitat for Humanity – Mississippi/Louisiana: Outreach to Working Poor
  • Hurricane Relief Project Lazarus – New Orleans: Outreach to HIV/AIDS patients
  • Operation Blessing – Moore Oklahoma
  • Samaritan’s Purse – Washington, IL

NOTE:  Fees are charged to defray costs for Mission Trips. The opportunity to participate is available to all students, faculty, and staff regardless of religious background. Scholarships are available upon request.

Contact Campus Ministry
217-228-5432, ext 3617
We’re located in Francis Hall across from the front desk.
The Campus Ministry House is on Main Campus at 823 N. 20th St.

Campus Ministry Mission Statement

Quincy University Campus Ministry, with the Catholic-Christian and Franciscan traditions as our guides, seeks to reach out to all community members, wherever they may be in their journey of faith. Accompanying our community on this journey, we seek to facilitate encounters between God and ourselves through the offering of hospitality, prayer, worship, rituals, programs, events, service, and mission. We promote a Christ-Centered community where all are welcome, and where everyone’s physical, intellectual, and spiritual gifts are valued.

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