Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) brings people together to share faith, encourage service and community action, and foster a caring community among students, faculty, and staff at Gettysburg College. Father John Kuchinski is the director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Gettysburg College. Our offices are located in the basement of Christ Chapel (corner of Washington and Stevens streets). Come in and visit!
Mass is celebrated in Christ Chapel on Sundays at 5 pm when school is in session. On Holy Days, Mass begins at 5:15 pm. Eucharistic Adoration is held the first Sunday of every month from 4-5 pm.
Confessions are heard before Mass on Sundays from 4-4:45 pm, and by appointment.
CCM campus ministers are trained religious professionals who can help you sort through issues in your life. Sometimes all you need is someone to listen, just so that you can hear what you're thinking. CCM staff are good at listening, and you're always welcome to stop in and stay a while, whether you're wrestling with tough decisions, the news from home, or questions of faith. We don't have all the answers, but we're committed to "walking" along with you as you undertake this search.
So many ways to get involved ...
Consider volunteering for a liturgical ministry! Extraordinary Ministers distribute Holy Communion at mass. Lectors read the Word of God. Musicians enhance our worship together by playing an instrument or singing. And Ushers/Greeters welcome everyone to our gatherings.
The Catholic Mass Choir rehearses one hour each week with our student director and leads the music at Sunday evening Mass once a month. All interested students are welcome to participate.
Catholic Bible Study meets on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm in Breidenbaugh 423 to explore the Scriptures and reflect on how they apply to our lives. There's always food for those who want to make this their supper.
Contact the CCM office for more information or to sign up for CCM's fall retreat. The Diocese of Harrisburg offers a one-day Lenten retreat for college students and young adults during the Spring Semester. (Transportation is provided for all interested students.)
CCM offers Service Learning Awards for Catholic students who intend to participate in an immersion trip sponsored by Gettysburg College. The amount of the grant is $100, payable to Gettysburg College, to be applied to the total cost of the trip for which you have been accepted. For more information about these grants, contact CCM or the Center for Public Service.
CCM also sponsors Catholic students for service programs offered by Catholic church-related organizations. To learn more about CCM sponsorship for a program offered through your home parish or diocese, or through the Diocese of Harrisburg, contact the CCM office.
There are many opportunities during the year to engage in activities with students from different traditions. CCM and Newman Association work closely with the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and with the Interfaith Student Council, as well as with other student religious groups, to sponsor special events and ecumenical services.
Catholic Campus Ministry can help you ...
- Grow spiritually College is a time to identify your values and develop practices that sustain and nurture your beliefs.
- Develop as an individual Every student is unique and has experienced a variety of different influences. CCM provides a comfortable space in which to be yourself and come to terms with your own heritage while you expand your horizons.
- Put things together In class you acquire information and skills and learn how to think critically. CCM contributes to your education as a whole person by offering opportunities to reflect on what you learn, clarify your values, and make life choices consistent with those values. It provides a supportive environment for listening to the call of God in your own life.
- Experience community You can meet people and make friends through the various programs sponsored by CCM and Newman Association.
Catholic Campus Ministry
Gettysburg College Box 427
Gettysburg, PA 17325