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Programs & Events


Blessing of the Animals (Early October)
In the spirit of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the campus community and friends of the university are encouraged to bring their furry or feathered friends to campus for the Blessing of the Animals. During this brief outdoor gathering, our Chaplain blesses our cherished pets and reminds us of the goodness of God’s creatures. Pets blessed to date have included dogs, cats, rats, horses, birds, bunnies, fish, and ferrets, so don’t hesitate to bring your own pet!




GROW (Gospel Reflections Once a Week)
Each semester, students and staff members form groups gather with the staff of Campus Ministry to reflect on weekly scripture readings. Together, they review the Gospel and meditate on its meaning and the personal application in their daily lives.

 Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing (Thursday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m.)
Each year the Georgian Court Community comes together to bless our Christmas Tree. There will also be performances by our dance majors, solos and our yearly Christmas carols for all to sing along. Bring an ornament to adorn our tree. All are welcome.

Advent Reconciliation (Thursday, Dec. 5)
We will have a Service of Reconciliation in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel at 5 p.m. There will be an opportunity for private confession for those who choose that option.



Retreat Opportunities


Each year GCU Campus Ministry sponsors retreat experiences to help participants grow in faith.

Pathways Retreat for New Students
October 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
McAuley Heritage Center

Beach Retreat
October 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stella Maris, Long Branch NJ

More than Winning: Athletes Training for the Greater Race
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Stella Maris Retreat Center

Busy Persons' Retreat
February 23 - 27
On Campus

Confirmation/RCIA Retreat
April 11, 10 a.m.-4p.m.
Upper Room Retreat Center in Neptune, NJ


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