Every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. we gather in our fellowship room at Whalley Memorial Chapel. We all gather together for our faith formation. We share in open discussions, get a message related to the reading on the previous Sunday, and sing in worship. The students favor this night out of the entire week.
Many students have commented on the night saying it gives them “energy to go throughout the week” and “the night is addicting, go once and you always come back.” People who joined throughout the semester have commented on how welcomed they felt when they first tried something new.
Our welcoming group makes it easy to rely on each other and allowed this family to join in a similar background All Catholics and non-Catholics are welcome!
The 6 pack discussion is an event where we invite a speaker to talk to us while we get a dinner off campus. Three sessions are held in the fall and three sessions are held in the spring. Each speaker varies and has a different topic discussion. The events are usually held off campus at The Bistro in Johnstown. We usually order pizza, wings, fries, and drinks. Students love getting off campus for a change!
Spring and Fall Retreats
Our retreats, which occur once in the Fall and Spring semesters, are designed as an intimate experience with the Lord. These weekends are often spent identifying distractions in life and learning how to remove them from day-to-day life in order to really be “all in."
Our officers also design fun activities for everyone to participate in and give speeches motivating the students present to be better people and serve the Lord! Like our 6 pack program, it also serves as a getaway from the repetitiveness of school life for a change!
On March 23, 2019, students went to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Retreat Center in New Baltimore, PA for the weekend where they participated in said activities and worship sessions planned by our Officers in an intimate setting. Stay updated with our plans for next school year!
Click below to learn more about our mission trip.
Mass, sacraments, and other activities
Understanding that the Eucharist is the source and summit of all the activity of the Church, we gather weekly for Sunday Mass at 6:00 PM at the Whalley Memorial Chapel. The University community is invited to join in these sacred mysteries, sharing their gifts through our many liturgical ministry opportunities.
For those interested, students can volunteer by Altar Serving, being a Eucharistic minister, greeter, or lector. Contact us for more info.
We also offer confession after Sunday mass in Our "Blessed Sacrament Chapel", located near the Whalley Chapel fellowship room.
We have a program called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This program allows non-Catholic students to become fully initiated in the Catholic Church. Contact us if you are interested!
UPJ CCM has also partnered with Our Mother of Sorrows parish in Westmont for six weekly sessions to discuss a new book annually.
Our "Blessed Sacrament Chapel" is open daily from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. for private Adoration. It is located near the Whalley Chapel fellowship room.