The Mercy Center & Campus Ministry

Supporting Mercy Education

Saint Joseph's offers many challenging, fun, and meaningful opportunities for students to integrate religious and moral principles with their studies and non-academic activities, inviting you to explore and integrate faith with life. 

  • The Mercy Center is a gathering place for prayer, learning, and service.
  • The Center provides inter-departmental connections in order to create co-curricular models of the integrated intellectual, spiritual, and socially responsible life that the college nurtures.
  • It is a place of intellectual and spiritual inquiry and nourishment.
  • It links faculty and students with community partners in mutually supportive relationships that enhance the distinctive Mercy character of a Saint Joseph’s education.

The Mercy Center is located on the first floor of the Heffernan Center, and is adjacent to the Healy Chapel. You are always welcome to visit!

Meet the Staff


Frank Daggett

Frank Daggett ’80/’07
Mercy Center Director

Fr. John McHugh

Fr. John McHugh, OFM(Cap)
College Chaplain

Kathryn Cody

Kathryn Cody
Social Justice & Leadership Coordinator




Sr. Sylvia Comer

Sr. Sylvia Comer, RSM
Pastoral Minister 

Valued Institutional Partners

Amy Russell

Amy Russell 
Catherine's Cupboard/Community Outreach


Michial Russell

Michial Russell
Farm Manager
Pearson's Town Farm