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Spiritual Development

The Office of Catholic Campus Ministry offers many opportunities for the continuing spiritual formation of the Pitt-Johnstown community including RENEW Small Faith Communities, Retreats, Theology on Tap, RCIA and individual spiritual guidance.  To sign-up or for more information, visit Whalley Chapel.


 Retreat Program
Open to all students, our retreats are designed to meet the retreatants where they're at by having student led talks, peer discussions, prayer, participation in the Sacraments and community.  To find out when our next retreat is scheduled, follow this link.
  6-Pack Discussion Series
Our monthly discussion series meets six times throughout the course of the year for catechesis, formation and instruction on a particular aspect of our Catholic faith.  Free food and drinks (alcoholic with a valid, photo ID) are offered as a part of this series.
  RENEW Groups
Small, faith-sharing communities that meet throughout campus on a weekly basis to share prayer, fellowship, service and the Gospel message.  For additional resources and reflections on the Sunday readings, check out this link.
  Sacramental Preparation
Interested in becoming Catholic?  We offer a comprehensive RCIA program for any and all students interested in becoming fully initiated into the Catholic Church.  Beginning in the Fall semester, this year long program culminates with reception of the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil Liturgy.
  Vocations Week
Where is God calling you?  Spending some extra time in prayer during the school year is always helpful.  To assist you in your discovery, check out the full timeline of events for our annual Vocations Week.
  Theology on Tap
Join other young, Catholic adults in a comfortable setting to explore our faith and how it affects us on a daily basis.  Sponsored by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, all are welcome, but you have to be 21 to drink.


For more information, visit our office in Whalley Chapel or e-mail:

Last Reviewed: November 27, 2011