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Gwynedd Mercy University’s Campus Ministry offers a variety of retreats and faith-sharing opportunities throughout the year to support the spiritual development of the entire GMercyU community.
Our goal is to help the GMercyU community pause to engage questions of significance and to pray and reflect on your personal experiences in the pursuit of lives of deep meaning.
Mary, Mother of the Redeemer -- 6:30am, 9:00am, 12:10pm, 7:00pm
Saint Helena Church -- 7:00am, 9:00am, 12:15pm (Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Ashes), 4:00pm (Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Ashes), 7:00pm
Saint Alphonsus Church -- 6:30am, 9:00am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm
Saint Rose of Lima -- 8:30am, 4:00pm (Prayer Service with Distribution of Ashes); 7:30pm (click here for a livestream)
Sacred Heart Church -- 8:00am, 12:15pm, 7:00pm
Epiphany of our Lord Church -- 8:30am, 12:05pm, 7:00pm
Saint Joseph's Church -- 7:00pm
Saint Francis of Assisi Church -- 8:30am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm
For a directory of parishes and other times, please click here.
For parishes and services outside of PA, please click here
Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church -- All day ("Drive-thru ashes")
Oak Lane Presbyterian Church -- 10:00am (No Ash Distribution)
Landsdale United Methodist Church -- 6:30pm (Virtual Ash Distribution)
Christ United Methodist Church -- 7:00pm (Pre-registration required)
First year students are invited to participate in our first annual First Year Retreat! This on-campus experience will help first year students (transfers and freshman) start their journey at GMercyU on the right foot. You can register here (Microsoft Forms) or find us on GriffinEngage under, "Campus Ministry." ! For more information, contact Jeff Wallace at email@example.com.
Griffins are invited to "break through" the murky, mundane mayhem of every day and come away for an awesome weekend retreat sponsored by Campus Ministry. The retreat is planned and facilitated by students and designed for you to reflect on your life amongst old and new friends. There will be time for individual reflection, group conversations, fun community building activities, and opportunities for free time.
Check back here for more information about the Breakthrough Retreat!
Our vision of Campus Ministry calls us to celebrate the Catholic/Christian faith of our sponsors, the Sisters of Mercy, and to encourage others to live their faith more fully. Our desire is that people who engage our liturgy and worship experiences – especially over time – will seek an active and meaningful relationship with God, giving witness to Gospel values and the charism of Mercy.
To facilitate this relationship, we offer a variety of Catholic, ecumenical and interfaith prayer experiences throughout the year.
In-person, on-campus prayer services will be held throughout the year on a variety of different topics. These opportunities will be livestreamed through social media -OR- YouTube. Please follow our Instagram (@gmercyuministry) or our Facebook Page (Gwynedd Mercy University Campus Ministry) for the date, time, and location of each prayer! Contact Jeff Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or comments.
We are pleased to be able to offer Mass at 11:30 a.m. in Chapel (Campbell Hall) on Mondays when school is in session.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday Masses will be suspended for Fall 2020. We hope to have masses Spring 2021! Please keep scrolling to find or "digital spiritual resources" bank with a variety of different Catholic masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that are livestreamed.
Following are some of the special celebrations that are held annually*.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of these special celebrations may be changed. Please check back here for more information!
We encourage students, faculty and staff to get involved in our liturgical celebrations as singers, musicians, lectures, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and leaders of prayer. Interested? Contact Jeff Wallace, director of Campus Ministry, at email@example.com or 215-641-5590.
Foster your spirituality from home with these helpful resources. Have any additions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen or subscribe to these podcasts wherever you listen to podcasts (I.e. Spotify, Apple Podcast app, etc.)
Jesuitical - Each episode brings some of the top (and maybe more obscure) Catholic news of the week and an interview with a guest who offers a unique perspective on world events, culture or faith. At the end of the show, Zac, Ashley and Olga invite the listener into their faith lives by sharing their consolations and desolations from the week
Tablet Magazine Presents Unorthodox - Unorthodox is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz
The Muslim Life Hackers - Muslim Life Hackers brings you life hacks to help YOU live better, achieve more, and thrive in this world (& the hereafter in sha Allah). They take on relevant topics and invite a variety of guests to share their insights on our podcast show. You can catch the latest episode by subscribing to our email list below.
Pray-As-You-Go - Pray-As-You-Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while traveling to and from work, study, etc.
Meditation Oasis - Meditation Oasis features guided meditations, instructions for meditation, and music for meditation
The Liturgists - The Liturgists Podcast is a genre-bending, chart-topping exploration of the most interesting and pressing topics of our time through the lenses of art, science, and faith.
On Being with Krista Tippett - A Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.
Becoming Wise - Depth and discovery in the time it takes to make a cup of tea. Reset your day. Replenish your sense of yourself and the world.
The Deep Spirituality Podcast - Listen to episodes of Deep Spirituality on your favorite podcast app. These interactive and engaging podcast episodes are meant to inspire you to go deeper in your relationship with God by providing candid discussions on spiritual topics and compelling scriptures from the Bible.
Download these apps in the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android)
Gwynedd Mercy University respects the faith traditions of all of our students. Explore this list of local places of worship to see where you can participate in your own faith tradition (coming soon).