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. Mary Geesaman is the director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Gettysburg College. Father John Kuchinski (firstname.lastname@example.org) is also available to provide pastoral care. Our offices are located in the basement of Christ Chapel (corner of Washington and Stevens Streets). Please stop in and visit!
Mass is celebrated in Christ Chapel on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. when school is in session. On Holy Days Mass begins at 5:15 p.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Sunday from 4:00-4:45 p.m. in Christ Chapel or by appointment. Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction, Stations of the Cross and praying of the Rosary offered throughout the year.
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. The CCM staff are here to listen whether you are wrestling with tough decisions, discerning news from home or seeking guidance on questions of faith or just need an “ear”. We are here for you!
Ways for You to Be 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. Ushers/Greeters welcome everyone to our gathering. There is a place for everyone and their unique talents and interests!
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.
Contact the CCM Office for Bible Study groups and Book Study groups or watch the Newman Association Facebook page or visit the Religious and Spiritual Life Master Calendar.
A fall retreat through CCM is planned every year. For information on this retreat or to register, please contact the CCM Office. The Diocese of Harrisburg also 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, contact CCM Office of 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 throughout the year to engage in activities with students from different traditions. CCM and Newman Association work closely with the3 Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and 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 you can 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 to 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