We have a wide variety of activities available at Catholic Campus Ministry. There is something for everyone! Information about our different types of activities is below. For specific activity times and dates, check out our calendar of events and be sure to stay connected with us through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or our weekly e-newsletter.
Mass & Reconciliation
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Come enjoy a delicious homemade meal for only $1! Held every Wednesday at the Newman House, this is an informal dinner where you can come and go as you please. There is always great food and great fellowship! This weekly activity is open to all students and provides dinner cooked by BU student organizations at the Newman House. Dinner begins at 5:30 PM, and is preceded by a 5:00 PM Mass in our Newman House Chapel.
Social activities throughout the year include opportunities such as white water rafting, bowling, hockey games, attending the Bloomsburg Fair, Homecoming events, hiking, game nights, themed parties, ice skating, trips to Bounceplex, movie nights and more!
Our service activities include participation in Bloomsburg University's Big Event, raking leaves for the elderly, visiting nursing homes, fundraising for worthy causes, preparing meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, domestic and international mission trips, and more!
Faith Formation Activities
Our activities to learn about the faith include speakers, sharing testimonies, Bible studies, Catholic trivia, various video series (such as Catholicism and The Bible), and apologetics and catechesis sessions.
Spiritual activities such as praying the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Stations of the Cross on campus, a Eucharistic procession on campus, Taize prayer, pilgrimages to local shrines and churches, and attending 'special' Masses (Mass in Spanish, Latin Mass, Charismatic Mass, etc.) occur throughout the year.
We have a Busy Person's Retreat annually in the fall. Our Busy Person's Retreat is offered to provide a week long retreat on campus to meet the needs of students who are normally too busy to attend off campus retreats. During the retreat, students choose a retreat topic from a list of options, pray and meet with a spiritual companion during times that work for them, and participate in activities throughout the week that further help them grow in their relationship with God. Students are given all the resources they need, and the retreat is free. Other retreats, such as a camping retreat and a women's retreat, also take place periodically.
Our pro-life activities include attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. and participating in pro-life events taking place in the local community, such as Life Chain and the pro-life information table at the Bloomsburg Fair.
Our vocal and instrumental praise of God is composed of students of all majors and BU staff of all ages. We welcome all interested musicians and singers. Practice takes place at St. Columba Church on Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM. Contact Vicki Parker at email@example.com for further information.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Want to learn more about Catholicism? Ever wonder why Catholics do the things they do? Are you thinking about becoming Catholic or curious about what the process might be? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which those who are not Catholic become fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church. This process introduces you to the beliefs, practices, and life of the Catholic community. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Confirmation Preparation Program prepares already practicing Catholics for full adult membership in the Roman Catholic Church, completing initiation into the Catholic community. Contact email@example.com for more information.
If you would like to talk to Father Hereshko for any reason, you are welcome to make an appointment or stop by the Newman House.