DeSales University students are encouraged to share their gifts with the community and grow in leadership skills as they serve in various liturgical ministries (Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Music), as student leaders of retreats and of faith-sharing groups and other prayer experiences.
- Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist
- Music Ministry (Contact the Coordinator for Liturgical Music and Choral Activities at extension 1751.)
Center for Service and Social Justice (CSSJ)
Contact Ms. Jaime Gerhart at extension 1889.
Students are invited to help plan and execute both DeSales University student retreats as well as assist retreat work of the Office of Youth and Young Adults of the Diocese of Allentown
Assistance at Local Parishes:
Assist with teaching CCD and other youth services at Assumption BVM, our home parish as well as other parishes in the area, most notably Sacred Heart Church in Allentown.
Prayer and Worship:
DeSales University can participate in and minister in this student-led worship service of contemporary praise music and spontaneous prayer. Thursday evenings from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Musicians are welcome.
Participate in school-wide, diocesan and national efforts to raise respect for life from conception to natural death.
A community service effort to grow and donate hair to fashion wigs for childhood cancer patients. DSU Hair Drive is usually held in mid to late April. For more information, go to http://www.locksoflove.org/
The Campus Ministry Office is available to assist students interested in pursuing a life of consecration in Religious Life and the diocesan priesthood. Contacts with appropriate Vocation Directors can easily be made through the Campus Ministry Office. Campus Ministry is taking part in the "Melchizedek Project," a national program of meetings and reflections for men discerning ordination. A similar group has been formed for women considering consecrated life.
Knights of Columbus:
An international fraternal organization for men ages 18 and beyond who are practicing Catholics. This well-known organization seeks to promote fraternity, unity, charity and patriotism. Knights are known for their outstanding charitable works to the Church and the wider community. Contact Dcn. George Kelly at extension 1259.
Catholic Basics / RCIA:
Learn more about the Catholic faith and Church in small faith-sharing format with peers and the staff of Campus Ministry. Introductory meeting will be held in the campus ministry office located in McShea Student Center. Date to be determined.
Work with other interested students to present talks and run retreats at local parishes and youth groups.
A student-led, student only group for women desiring to mature in their Catholic faith through spiritual, religious, catechetical and social experiences and support. Meetings are usually Tuesdays at 9:15 p.m.
Theology of the Body Study and Discussion Group meets according to student interest.
Esto Vir ("Be a Man!")
A student-led, student-only group of men, who through social, educational and spiritual activities, strive to live as men of faith and virtue. Meetings are usually Tuesdays at 9:15 p.m. Contact Max Potts at email@example.com for more information.
Acquiring a Discerning Heart Seminar Series
Learn fundamental skills to better discern how to make better decisions and listen to the movement of God in your life. Lead by Sr. John Marie, OSFS.