University Ministry

Rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and our Catholic, Jesuit tradition, University Ministry affirms the rich diversity of faiths at USF and provides opportunities for spiritual growth in the areas of social justice, retreats, worship, and faith formation. All are welcome to participate in our programs. We attempt to provide a ministry that focuses on compassion, justice, contemplation, and individual and corporate responsibility.

Social justice programming includes co-sponsoring the Justice Lecture series, the Stand 4 Conference, Community Action, the October and April Action programs, our Arrupe national and international immersions, lobby days, and our tutoring program in San Francisco elementary schools.

Worship includes our weekly student 8:00 p.m. Sunday Mass in St. Ignatius Church, as well as the Mass of the Holy Spirit, Commencement Masses, services of reconciliation, and inter-faith services. All are invited to participate in various ways in these liturgies. Sacramental preparation programs for those who wish to be confirmed or baptized are also available.

Our Retreat program includes Kairos Retreats as well as an Ignatian Retreat. Retreats offer opportunities for reflection, connection, and inspiration. Weekly opportunities are also available for prayer and reflection through our CORe (Community of Reflection) group.

Resident Ministry Interns live in residence halls and are part of University Ministry's outreach where the students live. RMIs provide a pastoral presence in the residence halls as well as offering programs, supporting the living-learning communities and the various programs that are offered by University Ministry.

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