University Ministry

Mission Statement

University Ministry (UM) supports the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of the University of San Francisco (USF) community. We enrich the USF experience by creating communities grounded in Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuit Catholic mission of USF. UM programs and services encourage USF students, faculty, staff and alumni of all religious backgrounds or none, to connect their faith, spirituality and values with an active engagement in the world, especially with economically poor and systematically oppressed communities, in order to realize the fullness of their humanity, and lead lives of meaning and purpose.

I am Jesuit Educated...

As a Jesuit University, USF offers an array of programs to support and enrich your spiritual well-being to help you lead a life of meaningful purpose. Here are some examples of opportunities that USF students are invited to participate in.

Go on a Spiritual Quest Learn about Diverse Faiths and Spiritual Traditions Immerse & Engage Develop an Active Life of Prayer & Reflection Explore your Vocation Advocate for Justice Live the Mission
Attend a retreat Attend the Mass of the Holy Spirit Go on an immersion trip Learn about the history of St. Ignatius and Ignatian spirituality Take the "Listen to Your Life" Class Participate in Solidarity in Action Take USF101
Articulate how you are spiritual and/or religious Learn a prayer from a religion other than your own Become a tutor Learn how to do the Examen Ask a mentor about his or her vocational path Articulate how your faith calls you to work for peace and justice Invite a friend to a UM program, like a retreat or immersion trip
Name your personal values system Attend a worship service from a tradition other than your own Take an extra service-learning (SL) class Attend a meditation or prayer group List your strengths Identify a social justice issue about which you are passionate Consider a year of full-time service after graduation
Become a liturgical minister Write your spiritual/religious autobiography Become an ACE (in the McCarthy Center) Take a class on contemplative spirituality Identify a social, economic, civic, political issue about which you are passionate Join the Peace & Justice Coalition Join a USF club or organization
Join the liturgical choir Attend an event at the Intercultural Centers Examine how your background and experiences influence your values and assumptions Attend the monthly UM Interfaith Prayer Service Choose a major or minor that corresponds to your passion Attend an event about a social justice issue Attend the USF Magis Retreat
Meet your resident minister Take an extra Theology or Religious Studies course   Attend the USF student liturgy on Sundays at 7 p.m.   Go to the Ignation Family Teach-In for Justice Attend the SLE Leadership Institute

 

 

 

We Are Here For You

Campus Ministers

Julie Dowd
dowd@usfca.edu, ext. 2531
Donal Godfrey, S.J.
godfrey@usfca.edu, ext. 2760
Angélica Quiñónez
anquinonez@usfca.edu, ext. 6796
Koko Winandoko, S.J.
lwinandoko@usfca.edu, ext. 4463

Looking for someone to talk to?

University Ministry has campus ministers available to meet 1-on-1 with students who would like someone to talk to. These ministers are not psychologists, but on-campus professional staff who are trained to be mentors and advocates to support students on a variety of topics.

Need a mentor in your life to offer a listening ear?

UM is open to students of all faiths, students who are spiritual but not religious, and students who do not have any religious/spiritual involvement. If you’d like to find out more, please stop by our office or contact one of the campus ministers.

No one from CAPS available to talk right now?

Don’t worry. Our campus ministers are located in University Ministry (lower Toler, right near the entrance to the residence hall) and are waiting with open ears.

Someone for everyone...

Not sure who to chat with? Each individual has a varied range of experiences that they bring to offer you. With two Jesuit priests, our retreat director, director of resident ministry, and the director of UM available to you, we assure you that you’ll find someone capable of meeting your needs.


USF Yoga Club - Weekly Contemplative Meditation

Mondays (January 28 - May 13, 2019)
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Multi-Faith Meditation Room (Located in Toler 123, adjacent to the University Ministry office)
USF students, faculty, and staff can access the room with their USF ID card
Please email Mara Nadeau for more information.


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