Contact Info

Fr. Francis
Di Spigno, O.F.M.

Executive Director, University Ministries
716-375-2142
fdispigno@sbu.edu


Debby Mooney
Administrative Assistant, University Ministries
716-375-2600
dmooney@sbu.edu

UNIVERSITY MINISTRIES

University Ministries welcomes students of all religious affiliations to participate in a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth, service learning, social action and community building.  
 
Our liturgical life, centered around Sunday Eucharist, invites all members of the Bonaventure community to join in various liturgical ministries and many prayer opportunities.  
 
Bona Buddies, Senior Bona Buddies and Service Learning trips offer creative ways to live and learn with children, elders and cross-cultural communities.  
 
The Warming House, the oldest student-run soup kitchen in the nation, serves a meal six days a week. 
 
SEARCH, SBU for Life and Collegiate Peer Ministry are but a few of the other experiences that round out University Ministries. Stop at the Thomas Merton Centerthe building with the smokestack in the center of campusto learn more.  

Mt. Irenaeus and Students For The Mountain

Our premier retreat center, Mt. Irenaeus, is located 32 miles from campus and offers peaceful re-creation, prayer and family-style hospitality. Mountain Community Leaders take leadership roles with the friars and other Franciscans in the ministry of the Mountain, which invites all to relax, hike, work in the garden and share warm conversation and home-cooked meals. 

Franciscan Center for Social Concern

Head to the Thomas Merton Center if you are interested in peace, social justice and the environment. The Franciscan Center for Social Concern seeks new ideas based on the interests of SBU students. Basic principles known as Catholic Social Teaching support our activities.

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Students invited to discover post-graduation volunteer opportunities

Mar 03, 2014 |

SBU students, are you interested in a transformative life experience? Learn more about post-graduation volunteer opportunities during the 2014 Volunteer Program Fair.

To be held Thursday, March 6, in conjunction with the Career and Professional Readiness Center’s CareerFest, the Volunteer Program Fair will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, and representatives from the following organizations will be present:

    • AmeriCorps
    • Capuchin Volunteer Corps
    • Catholic Charities Service Corps
    • Catholic Volunteer Network
    • Felician Volunteers in Ministry
    • Franciscan Volunteer Ministry
    • FrancisCorps
    • Good Shepherd Volunteers
    • Maryknoll Volunteers
    • Marist Brothers Center
    • Mercy Volunteer Corps
Following the Volunteer Program Fair, representatives will be available to answer students’ questions in the Thomas Merton Center all afternoon. 

For more information, contact Sr. Suzanne Kush at
skush@sbu.edu or in the Franciscan Center for Social Concern.

Stop by, we're always open!

University Ministries is located in the Thomas Merton Center in the heart of campus. We're open to students and staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.