What’s Coming Up with Campus Ministry?
Campus Ministry at Mount Aloysius College is called to witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to serve the spiritual needs of the campus community by fostering an understanding and awareness of a God who is loving, merciful, and forgiving. Rooted in the Catholic tradition and inspired by Catherine McAuley, Campus Ministry at Mount Aloysius College supports people of all faiths and those questioning matters of faith.
We hope to instill a commitment
- to life-long spiritual growth,
- to the deepening of a loving relationship with God
- and to the living out of the college’s values of Mercy, Justice, Hospitality and Service.
What We’re About
Campus Ministry supports the development of the whole person by
- Encouraging the deepening of faith through spiritual programs, prayer opportunities, retreats, faith sharing and Bible-study.
- Celebrating Word and Sacrament through liturgical prayer and inspiring music.
- Providing practical moral guidance for making wise choices and developing and living the gospel in today’s world.
- Creating opportunities for leadership by encouraging the development of God-given talents.
- Embodying the Works of Mercy through social outreach to all, preferentially opting for those who are poor and in greatest need.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Campus Ministry Hospitality Center invites MAC students to stop in for occasional treats, relaxation and reflection! Stop by #36 St. Gert’s Hall and check it out! Open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
Need to reserve the Hospitality Center’s kitchen? Please contact us for further information. The hospitality center is available for MAC students or campus organizations that need to utilize the space for cooking, a small event, or other campus hospitality/service project needs. You must reserve it in advance and obtain your Hospitality Lounge pass.
Every year, Campus Ministry hosts retreats for fun and reflection with other MAC students. Please click on a link below to read further information about what the retreats entail.
Search for Christian Maturity
- Search is an interactive student-led retreat that gives MAC students a time away from campus to reflect on their lives. The weekend is filled with talks, small group discussions and group activities that encourage the student to look at their relationship with self, others and God. People who attend the retreat often form new friendships and return renewed and refreshed.
Busy Person’s Retreat
Seeking God in the Midst of a Busy Schedule!
- Campus Ministry offers a unique retreat experience designed just for YOU! We know that even though you’re really busy, you just might want an opportunity to slow down and reflect.
- A Busy Persons’ Retreat asks that you set aside 20 – 30 minutes a day for prayer and meet with a spiritual guide to discuss your prayer. All our spiritual guides are prepared for this ministry.
For more information contact Andrea Cecilli at email@example.com.
Every year, students participate in service trips within the United States and internationally. It is a great way to get involved with Campus Ministry, make new friends and help out those in need.
2012-2013 Service Trips
- October 2012: West Virginia
- December 2012: New Orleans, LA
- March 2-9, 2013: Guyana – Check out our BLOG!
- April 2013: Frenchville, PA (Young People Who Care, Inc.) –
- May 2013: Mercy Farms, Vermont
2013-2014 Service Trips
- October 2013: The Urban Challenge; New Jersey – info to come soon!
- December 2013: Camp Restore – New Orleans, LA
- March 2014: Guyana, South America
- May 2014: Philadelphia, PA- Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc.
- Saint of the Day
- Sisters of Mercy
- The Catholic Community
- Mercy Volunteers Corp
- Minute Meditations
- Busted Halo
- Scripture Readings of the Day
Local Charitable Organizations
Need assistance? Contact any of the organizations below for information regarding counseling services, financial services and food services.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona and Johnstown – Charities
- Altoona Office
Mrs. Jean D. Johnstone, Director
1300 12th Avenue; P.O. Box 1349; Altoona, PA 16603
Phone: (814) 944-9388; Fax: (814) 941-2677
- Johnstown Office
321 Main Street; Suite 5G; Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: (814) 535-6538; Fax: (814) 535-2235
Cresson Food Pantry
- 115 Ashcroft Avenue Cresson, PA 16630 Phone: (814) 886-8827
CONTACT Altoona (Helpline)
Administrative Offices – 2729 8th Avenue Altoona PA, 16602; Helpline Telephone Number: (814) 946-9050, Administrative Office Telephone Number (814) 946-0531, Fax Number: (814) 946-4573
- St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen 2201 Union Avenue Altoona, PA 16601; Phone: (814) 944-6302
- St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry 1523 Adams Ave, Altoona, PA 16602; Phone: (814) 943-7962
Altoona Food Bank, Inc.
- 2100 6th Avenue Altoona, PA 16602; Phone: (814) 942-8415 or (814) 946-3651
- Altoona: 3001 Fairway Drive, Altoona, PA 16602; Phone: (814) 940-6202
- Johnstown: 1115 Scalp Ave, Johnstown, PA 15904; Phone: (814) 266-6143
First Baptist Church of Ebensburg
327 A Frame Rd, Ebensburg Pa 15931 – 1-814-472-8996
Leamersville Grace Brethren Church
14 Brethren Lane, Duncansville, PA 16635 (17 min) –1-814-695-3739
Church of the Brethren
Carson Valley Church of the Brethren
122 Church Road, Duncansville, PA 16635 (13 min) – 1-814-695-3739
Ss Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church
143 Church Rd. Portage, PA 15946 (13 min) – 1-814-736-9780
St. Francis Xavier
211 Powell Avenue, Cresson, PA 16630– 1-814-886-2374
7911 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630 – 1-814-886-2235
Cresson Alliance Church
908 4th St, Cresson, Pennsylvania – 1-814-886-2257
Ebensburg Evangelical Bible Church
130 Blair St, Revloc, PA 15948 (13min) – 1-814-472-5450
Temple Beth Israel
3004 Union Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602 (19min) – 1-814-942-0057
Latter Day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
778 Brush Mountain Road Hollidaysburg (18min) – 1-814-695-2335
North Altoona PA Meeting House
805 S 16th St, Altoona PA 16602 – 1-814-941-6570
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
604 Cleveland St, Lilly, PA 15938 – 1-814-886-2222
Cresson United Methodist Church
619 5th St, Cresson, PA 16630 – 1-814-886-2807
Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene
1006 Rowena Drive Ebensburg, PA 15931(8min) – 1-814-472-4672
St. George Orthodox Church
519 58th Street, Altoona, PA 16602 (16min) – 1-814-944-7187
Christ The Saviour Cathedral Carpatho-Russian Orthodox
300 Garfield Street, Johnstown, PA 15906 – 1-814-539-8086
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
1433 13th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601 (22min) – 1-814-943-0091
Cresson Presbyterian Church
301 Keystone Ave, Cresson, PA 16630 – 1-814-886-4340
Grace Bible Church
164 Laurel Lane, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 (20min) – 1-814-695-4060
Zen Center of Pittsburgh
124 Willow Ridge Road, Sewickley, PA 15143 (2hr. 1min.) – 1-412-741-1262
Hindu Jain Temple of Pittsburgh
615 Illini Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146 (1hr. 17min.) – 1-724-325-2054
Islamic Center of Johnstown, Pennsylvania
809 Main St, Windber, PA 15963 (34min) – 1-814-446-2553
Islamic Society of Central Pennsylvania
709 Ridge Avenue, State College, Pennsylvania16803 (59min.) – 1-814-308-0390
Meet the Campus Ministry Staff