Campus Ministry

Explore and Grow in Your Spirituality

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.

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


Opportunities for community prayer and worship:

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

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

Night Prayer – Every night at 10:00 pm in the Campus Ministry House, sponsored by the Clare Community and the St. Junipero Serra Community

Rite of Reconciliation – Mon-Fri 12:45 pm after Weekday Mass in the Chapel, or by appointment

Eucharistic Adoration – Offered at the request of students

QU Chapel


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

This is a formal program for anyone wishing to join the Catholic Church, or seeking to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, or revitalizing their understanding of the Catholic faith. For more information contact the Director of Campus Ministry.

Bible Study

This is offered when there is a group of students who want to deepen their understanding of the Word of God. Contact the Director of Campus Ministry for further information.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

This is an interdenominational faith program for Athletes and Coaches to integrate their faith into the fabric of who they are as baptized Christians and Athletes. Contact the Athletic Department at 217-228-5034 for more information.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is an ancient practice in the Catholic tradition to assist a person in her/his personal relationship with God and to explore the movement of God in one’s life. Contact the Director of Campus Ministry if you are looking for spiritual guidance, support and discernment.

Retreats and Days of Recollection

There are opportunities for students to participate in TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) and Cursillo at the Franciscan Retreat Center, located at North Campus. Special days of recollection are offered once each semester for students to take a creative pause from the business of their lives to strengthen one’s journey of faith.

Students of all faiths and of no faith at all are welcome to participate. Contact Campus Ministry for further information.

St. Francis statue

Peer Ministry

Spiritual Mentor Program

This is a Peer-to-Peer ministry that involves a commitment:

  1. To be available to address spiritual needs and to mentor those who are interested in pursuing their faith.
  2. To inform their designated peers about spiritual opportunities on campus and invite them to participate.
  3. To create unity amongst all faith groups (e.g., Catholic Intentional Communities, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bible Study, Music Ministry, Students for Life, etc.).
  4. To create an environment that fosters a spirit of inclusivity and fellowship throughout the campus within the Franciscan Tradition.
  5. To help others grow closer to God and to motivate them to be a living witness of their faith.
  6. To assist their peers in seeking out deeper meaning and purpose in their life during their time here and beyond.
  7. To assist in creating social and spiritual events where students can gather and grow together.

Contact the Director of Campus Ministry for more information.

Mission trip

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 academic breaks:

  • Fall Break
  • Christmas Break
  • Spring Break
  • Summer Vacation

Haiti Connection

Haiti Connection is a student club under Campus Ministry. The club’s purpose is to raise a consciousness of the plight of the Haitians, plus raising money to support and remain connected with the communities who benefit from this mission of Quincy University. In January, there is a trip to Haiti in order to reconnect with the particular Haitian communities who benefit from the club’s efforts.

Rosary and Bible

Intentional Catholic Communities

St. Clare’s Living Community

St. Clare’s Living Community is a group of female students who elect to live together to support one another’s growth in the Catholic faith through prayer and fellowship. This intentional community is located in Willer Hall, room 304.

St. Junipero Serra Living Community

St. Junipero Serra Living Community is a group of Catholic male students who elect to live together with the mission to bring each other closer to Jesus Christ through prayer, service and community. This intentional community is located in the Campus Ministry House on the Main Campus at 823 N. 20th Street.

Fr. John Doctor

Contact Campus Ministry
217-228-5432, ext 3617
Office located in Francis Hall, across from the front desk (Room 114).
The Campus Ministry House is on Main Campus at 823 N. 20th St.


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