Rev. James T. Gallagher, C.S.C., director
Campus Ministry anchors the life of the University of Portland community in the knowledge of God's presence. Our concern for the dignity of every human being as God's cherished child directs us to assist all members of the University community to discover the deepest longing in their lives. Formed in the tradition of the Congregation of Holy Cross, we share in the University's central goal of educating the heart and mind. Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, we respect and seek to nurture the faith development of Catholics, other Christians and all who seek God with a sincere heart.
This mission is brought to life through a rich array of liturgies, retreats, faith-sharing groups, sacramental preparation, pastoral counseling and student leadership opportunities.
Campus Ministry's main offices are in St. Mary's Student Center. There is also a Campus Ministry office on the first floor of Franz Hall and on the second floor of the Chapel of Christ the Teacher.
Chapel of Christ the Teacher
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher is the principle place for worship on campus and is open for prayer and meditation to all members of the University community every day of the year.
Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., as well as 4:30 p.m. when classes are in session. Mass is also celebrated Monday-Friday at 12:05 p.m. Throughout the Church year, and especially in the privileged seasons of Advent, Lent, and Easter, appropriate liturgical services are planned to enhance the spiritual life of the University community.
Prayer and worship are the heartbeat of University life and students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Student musicians, singers, readers, and Eucharistic ministers are always needed in order for Campus Ministry to offer well-planned and prayerful liturgies, prayer services, and other worship activities.