We are convinced that campus ministry is vital to the future of Church and society. We know it is important to find dedicated persons for this ministry who have solid faith, a love for the academic world, and the ability to relate well to both students and faculty. They need proper training, including personal development, practical experience, and theologidal study. Advanced degrees help to gain credibility in the academic world. We are committed to providing the best professional campus ministers possible and intend to hold them accountable for dedicated and creatice service to the academic community. Our responsibilities extend to ensuring that within each diocese, adequate funding is available for campus ministry, with an overall plan for allocating resources. Our hope is that this letter will mark the beginning of a new phase in Catholic campus ministry in the United States. In our vision, campus ministry, empowered by the Spirit, faces a future bright with promise.

– US Bishops, Empowering Campus Ministry, 2002


Connect with the Local Catholic College Community

BishopZubikCampusMinistryRyan Catholic Newman Center/Pittsburgh Oratory

4450 Bayard Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-681-3181
Website: Click here
Facebook: Ryan Catholic Newman Center | Pittsburgh Oratory | Newman Catholic Grad Student Association Group | Pittsburgh Catholic Newman Clubs

Carnegie Mellon Catholic Newman Club

Website: Click here
Facebook: Carnegie Mellon Catholic Newman Club

University of Pittsburgh Newman Club

Website: Click here

Duquesne University Spiritan Campus Ministry

Website: Click here | Blog: Click here
Facebook: Spiritan Campus Ministry-Duquesne University
Twitter: @SCMduq
YouTube: Spiritan Campus Ministry

LaRoche College Campus Ministry

Website: Click here

California University of Pennsylvania, Waynesburg University, and Washington and Jefferson College Newman Campus Ministry

Website: Click here
Phone: 724-938-3204
Contact: Father Mike Zavage,

Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)

For the eighth year, missionaries from the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, a campus ministry outreach on almost 100 campuses nationwide, will be serving the Pitt and CMU campuses. Along with student leaders formed by their simple method of daily prayer, attention to the Word of God in small Bible studies – over 50 per week – and spiritual friendship, they cooperate closely with the priests of The Oratory and Catholic Newman Center in their ministry to the university campuses.

To learn more, click here

Pitt and CMU FOCUS Teams:

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Live Out Your Catholic Faith on Campus

Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA)
To be the voice and promote the mission of the Church among students in higher education by empowering campus ministers through formation, networking and resources.Phone: 888.714.6631
Website: Click here

Your Catholic Faith on Campus
A Letter to College Students from the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania
To read the letter, click here.

Seven Tips for Surviving Your First Week of College (Without Losing Your Faith!)
To read this article by FOCUS, click here.