Welcome to Campus Ministry!

Campus Ministry at the University of Portland provides opportunities for all members of the community to grow in awareness of God’s presence and God’s invitation to communion. For Christians this includes growing in the capacity to know, believe and live out the Good News of Jesus Christ. This flows from our grounding in the Catholic tradition inspired by the charism and spirituality of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

In this time of uncertainty, Campus Ministry hopes to continue accompanying you in your walk of faith.

Learn about what's happening in Campus Ministry by signing up for our newsletter.

Need prayer? Visit our prayer request page! Our Campus Ministry team would love to pray for you.

Find a collection of faith resources from Campus Ministry and other departments on campus.

See below for information about Masses and connecting with a Campus Minister.

Campus Ministry Highlights

Flowers in front of the altar for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Send Photos for Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos is a special day of the year when family and friends who have passed away are remembered with gratitude and joy. The day has its origins in Aztec rituals and has grown to merge with Catholic and Christian celebrations throughout North America and Latin America. 

Campus Ministry will be building a Day of the Dead altar, or ofrenda, in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher to commemorate and celebrate the special people in our lives who have died. We invite everyone, regardless of faith and background, to send a digital photo (and the name) of any loved ones you have lost to Br. Pablo Quan, C.S.C. at quanlope@up.edu to be included.

The ofrenda will be present from Thursday, October 29th through Friday, November 6th.
Students holding candles

Mass of Remembrance

On November 2nd, the Commemoration of All Souls, the Catholic Church and the Christian community traditionally remember and pray for our beloved departed. All are invited to participate in the All Souls Mass that will be streamed from the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on Monday, November 2nd at 5:00 PM.

You are also welcome to submit the names of any loved ones you have lost, and we will pray for them at that Mass and throughout the month of November. Please submit your names via this link.

Students holding candles

The One Body Initiative

Let's walk together through this challenging semester:

All UP students are invited into the One Body Initiative. This program will provide weekly materials for reflection, connection to peers through small groups, and resources for rooting one’s life in prayer. Framing this journey will be a look into the call offered by the Gospels to remove the barriers that hold us back from experiencing God’s love and from loving our neighbor. 

Although the registration form is now closed, you can still sign up by emailing ministry@up.edu. Read more at the link below!

Learn more about One Body

Bell Tower in Spring

Attending Mass on Campus

The Archdiocese of Portland has permitted the resumption of public Masses on a limited basis for parishes and churches within its confines. Campus Ministry will offer the opportunity for members of the community to attend Mass for those who are interested. 

We are currently limited to 50 people at each Mass. Anyone interested in attending Sunday Mass must sign up via this survey and receive an email notifying them of their acceptance before being permitted to attend.

Those who are interested in attending daily Mass (Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m.) do not need to submit the survey but are required to check in with the hospitality minister at the front of the Chapel of Christ the Teacher prior to Mass.

We also ask that you read the guidelines for signing up and attending Mass

Please note that the dispensation from the Mass obligation remains in effect and that Campus Ministry will also continue to stream Mass online. You may find the live stream link and worship aid below. You are welcome to contact ministry@up.edu or 503.943.7131 with any questions.

Chapel doors

Mass Available Online

Campus Ministry streams Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. (PT) and daily Mass at 12:05 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can access the live stream here and you may also download a worship aid.

We also invite you to visit this page for information on the dispensation from Mass and how you can offer a prayer of Spiritual Communion.

Finally, please visit our Reconciliation page for an update on receiving the sacrament.

Academic quad in spring

Campus Ministers Available to Talk

Please know of the prayers of Campus Ministry for you and for our community during this time. Know, too, that Campus Ministers are available to talk with you. To schedule a time to speak with a Campus Minister, please visit this link. Once you submit your request, the Campus Minister you requested will be in touch with you via email. You can also schedule an appointment with a priest for Confession via this same link.

As usual, you are also welcome to email ministry@up.edu or call 503.943.7131 to reach Campus Ministry.