Opportunities & Programs

Interfaith Week

Interfaith week is a time to explore one's own spirituality within the diverse community of faith at USF. The theme for the Spring Interfaith week is “Simple Living” and is inspired by the Gandhi quote to "Live Simply so that Others May Simply Live."  Many faith traditions incorporate the concept of simple living into their practices, which we will explore. We encourage people of all faiths, as well as those with no religious traditions, to participate. 

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Schedule of Events

Student Mass with Interfaith Week Kickoff

Sunday, April 6 | 8pm

St. Ignatius Church

USF community members of all faiths or none are welcome at our weekly student mass in St. Ignatius Church.  An interfaith week kickoff will immediately follow the mass at the social in Fromm Hall.


Monday, April 7 | 6:30pm

St. Ignatius Church

XALT is an opportunity to engage in contemporary Christian music with silent prayer, reflection, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The XALT program invites guest speakers to share their reflections on a number of spiritual topics.  All are welcome. Special guest speaker is Fr. Dennis Recio, S.J.

Movie Night! Living Simply for the Environment         

Monday, April 7 | 7:30pm

Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall

Join us for a movie night with clips of the documentary “No Impact Man” and discussion on how simple living is good for the environment.


Reconciliation Service

Tuesday, April 8 | 7:00pm

St. Ignatius Church

Apples to Apples

Tuesday, April 8 | 11:45am

UM Office (Lower Phelan)

Go no tech during this dead hour!  Join us in lower Phelan hall for rounds of Apples to Apples, conversation, all with no “Apples” (electronics).

Simple Living Panel Discussion 

Wednesday, April 9| 7pm 

McLaren 252

USF professors of different faith traditions will speak about how the theme of simple living is incorporated into various religions.


Tsering Wangchuk, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies

Andrew Ramer, Adjunct Professor, Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice

Mark Miller, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies and Associate Director of the St. Ignatius Institute

Vijaya Nagarajan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies


Fast & Prayer for Peace

Thursday April 10 

8:30am: Begin the fast with a prayer in the Interfaith Meditation Room (Phelan 123)

12:00pm: Simple soup lunch with conversation (UM office, Phelan 122)

6:30pm: Breaking the fast and Prayer for Peace (UM office, Phelan 122)

April Action Day of Service

Saturday, April 12


This year’s April Action will provide the USF community with opportunities of service and knowledge that enrich individual's advancement in creating a more humane, just, and green world.  Sign-ups through our web site are required.  No drop-ins.

Interfaith Programs

InterVaristy Christian Fellowship

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at USF is a community of students and faculty following Jesus together for the campus. They come together from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, church experiences, and life situations to grow in love for God, people, and the world. They gather throughout the week for small group Bible studies, worship and teaching, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship, volunteer opportunities, and prayer.

The Large Group community gathering happens every Wednesday night at 7pm in UC503. To learn more, visit our Facebook page or send an email to You can also contact Casey, the InterVarsity staff worker, at or Bruce Wydick, the faculty advisor, at

InterVarsity at USF is part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, a campus ministry with chapters on nearly 600 campuses nationwide. They trace their roots to a movement of British university students in the 1870s. Since InterVarsity was incorporated in 1941, thousands of students have become thoughtful representatives of God’s kingdom and have moved into leadership roles in churches, organizations, corporations and agencies around the world. To learn more about the ministry of InterVarsity/USA, visit

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

Tuesdays at 8 pm in the weightroom in Memorial Gym.

For more information, please contact Ron Shinault at or Michael Bell at


Other Worship Opportunities

USF is a Catholic university and embraces people of all faiths. University Ministry offers opportunities and information about worship in other faith traditions in this community and in the local area.

African Methodist Episcopal

Bethel AME Church 415-921-4935
Wright Chapel AME 415-239-8440
First AME Zion Church 415-931-7479


Temple Baptist Church 415-566-4080
Third Baptist Church of SF 415-346-4426
Calvary Baptist Church SF 415-585-9190
Providence Baptist Church 415-641-8719


Buddhist Church of SF 415-776-3158
Hua Zang Si 415-920-9816
Shambhala Meditation Center of SF 415-796-2507
SF Buddhist Center 415-282-2018

Church of Jesus Christ

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 415-664-0843                
Community of Christ 415-759-9488


Grace Cathedral 415-749-6300                
SF Trinity Episcopal Church 415-775-1117
The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin  415-921-3665
Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist 415-861-1436


SF Muslim Community Center 415-337-1019      
Alsabeel Masjid Noor Al-Islam 415-292-9709
Masjid al-Tawheed    
Muhammad's Mosque    


Congregation Sha'ar Zahav 415-861-6932
Congregation Beth Sholom 415-221-8736
Congregation Magain David  415-752-9095
Congregation Beth Israel Judea 415-586-8833
Congregation Keneseth Israel 415-771-3420


Vedanta Society of Northern California 415-922-2323
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir 415-469-9121


St. Marks Lutheran Church 415-928-7770
First United Lutheran Church 415-359-1025
St. Matthews Lutheran Church 415-863-6371
St. Paulus Lutheran Church 415-673-8088


Temple United Methodist                 415-586-1444 
Bethany United Methodist  415-647-8393
Pine United Methodist  415-387-1800
Jones Memorial United Methodist       415-921-7653


Old First Presbyterian Church 415-776-5552 
Presidio Chapel 415-561-3930
Calvary Presbyterian Church 415-346-3832
Presbyterian Church in Chinatown 415-392-1500

*This is a very limited listing. Please contact University Ministry if you cannot find a service to accommodate your needs. (415)-422-4463.