• SJC campus Grotto

Faith & Service

SJC Chapel with Red Flowers in the ForegroundCampus Ministry serves the Mission of Saint Joseph's College by making visible the religious identity of the institution.

As a Catholic college in the tradition of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, we are stewards of our Catholic tradition and our unique C.PP.S. heritage. Our Mission is rooted in our Precious Blood Spirituality, and our ministry reflects our priorities.

Liturgy & Sacraments

Campus Ministry creates an environment in which we worship together and invite all members of our community to take an active role in that worship.

As a Catholic college in the Precious Blood tradition, we gather to celebrate the Eucharist, the central expression of our faith. We gather as a community to celebrate the Church's sacraments, and to mark significant moments in the life of this College.

Mass Times

Bishop William at SJC chapel offering SacramentsThe following Eucharistic Liturgies are offered when the College is in session:

  • Daily Mass: 11:30 am
  • Sunday Mass: 11:00 am/8:00 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Sunday while the College is in session at 7:30 pm in the Chapel. Students may also contact any priest on campus to schedule an appointment. Reconciliation services are also scheduled during Advent and Lent.

Seasonal & Devotional Liturgies

Covenant House VigilThere are many opportunities throughout the year to join in other prayer services such as Stations of the Cross, Eucharistic Adoration, Taize prayer, and praying the rosary.

Get Involved

  • altar serverLectors: Proclaim the sacred Word of God.
  • Servers: Serve at the altar of the Lord.
  • Music Ministers: Your musical abilities will help all of us pray better.
  • Sacristans: Help prepare for our liturgies.
  • Greeters: Welcome everyone who attends our liturgies.
  • Extra-ordinary Ministers of Communion: assist in the distribution of Holy Communion.

Events Calendar

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Hoop House student workers

    Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Images of Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.