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.

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Backcountry Skiing with Campus Ministry: January 5th-9th

Wrap up your Christmas Break on a backcountry ski trip with Campus Ministry. We are teaming up with COR Expeditions for a five-day trip into the great outdoors of Eastern Oregon from January 5th-9th. Enjoy the beauty of creation, learn to ski out into the wilderness, engage spiritual discussions, and be renewed.

Learn more at the link below or stop by the info session on Friday, October 22nd at 4:00 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Lounge. Contact Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C. (gallaghe@up.edu) for more information.

Learn more about the Campus Ministry Ski Trip

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Month of Remembrance and Día de Los Muertos

The month of November is celebrated as a month to remember and pray for our loved ones who have died and gone before us. In the Catholic Church, this celebration is commemorated through the celebration of All Saints Day on November 1st and All Souls Day on November 2nd. You can enter into this special time of remembrance in the following ways:

  • November 1st: Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints at 12:05 pm and 5:00 pm
  • November 2nd: Mass for All Souls at 12:05 pm and 5:00 pm. The 5 pm Mass will serve as the university's Mass of Remembrance.
  • Share the names of deceased loved ones that will be placed in a basket before the altar in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher, as we pray for them as a community. Baskets will be placed in the residence halls and the Chapel of Christ the Teacher until October 28th. You can also submit a name via this online form.
  • The Chapel of Christ the Teacher will also host an ofrenda, a traditional altar associated with the celebration of Día de los Muertos. Prepared by some of our students in collaboration with Campus Ministry, the ofrenda helps us to remember our deceased loved ones. As it is traditional to display photos on this altar, we invite the campus community to submit photos to be displayed. Send photos to Fr. Tim (weed@up.edu) by October 28th.
Students in small group on the quad during fall

Fall Faith-sharing Groups

We have two opportunities for small group sharing during the fall semester. Registration for these programs is now closed, but please don't hesitate to reach out to ministry@up.edu if you would like to discuss ways to connect with a faith community.

Alpha invites you to spend time with big questions, such as: What does it look like to take ownership of one’s own life of faith? Who is Jesus and what does it mean to follow him? Alpha meets on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Evenings include both a presentation and small group time.

The One Body Initiative offers the opportunity to connect with peers through a weekly small group, engaging in reflection materials together. Framing this journey is a look into what fullness of life in Christ means for us, what holds us back from experiencing it, and how we can live into it. One Body groups meets for six weeks, from the week of September 27th through the week of November 8th.

You can read more about each of these opportunities at the link below.

Learn more about One Body and Alpha

Chapel Doors

Fall Liturgy Schedule

Updates:

  • Archbishop Sample has ended the dispensation from participating, in person, in the celebration of the Sunday Mass and holy days of obligation, effective July 16th, 2021.
  • With the restoration of the Sunday obligation to attend Mass in person in the Archdiocese of Portland, Campus Ministry has concluded livestreaming its Masses, effective Sunday, August 1st. St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will continue to livestream Sunday Mass. There will be special event livestreams throughout the year from Campus Ministry and the University. Come back soon to see what’s coming up!

The fall liturgy schedule for the Chapel of Christ the Teacher will be as follows, beginning Sunday, August 22nd:

  • Sunday Masses: 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Daily Masses: Monday-Friday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Adoration: Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Confession: Sundays, 7:15-8:00 p.m., Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m., Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Please contact ministry@up.edu or 503.943.7131 with any questions.

Academic quad in spring

Campus Ministers Available to Talk

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.

You are also welcome to email ministry@up.edu or call 503.943.7131 to reach Campus Ministry.