The Mercy Center and Campus Ministry

Saint Joseph’s offers many challenging, fun, and meaningful opportunities for students to integrate religious and moral principles into their studies and non-academic activities. Campus Ministry invites you to explore and fuse faith with daily life by taking advantage of all the Mercy Center has to offer.

The Mercy Center

The Mercy Center is a gathering place for prayer, learning, and service, providing inter-departmental connections to create co-curricular models of the intellectual, spiritual, and socially responsible life that the College nurtures. The Center 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 second floor of the Heffernan Center, and the Healy Chapel is located on the first floor. You are always welcome to visit!

Saint Joseph’s College was established by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and founded on the Mercy principles of faith, excellence, integrity, community, respect, compassion, and justice. To learn more about the College’s rich history, mission statement, and traditions, visit our page Mission, Vision, and Values.

Photo of Father Gabriel in Xavier HallFollowing the Mercy Tradition: Taking Compassionate Action

Campus Chaplain Father Gabriel provides several new opportunities to engage in the Mercy tradition. In his position, Fr. Gabriel serves as a staff member of the Mercy Center, a department centered around ministry, social justice, and community engagement. He plays an active role in a variety of service and social justice initiatives, liturgies, retreats, and provides an active pastoral presence on campus.

Contact Us

Kathryn Cody
Director of Mercy Center

Harrison DeCotis
Resident Minister

Fr. Gabriel Muteru
College Chaplain

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