"Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize,...to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate Christ's sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection."
Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 14
In our Ministry of Evangelization at Franciscan, we are committed to helping our University family embrace the call to conversion through fostering a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by first recognizing our call to be evangelized. We then aim to bring the message of the Gospel to others on campus and beyond.
Since the Church exists to evangelize, we strive to support our University family in living Gospel-centered lives in the heart of the Church and reaching out to all.
Please come and join us every month for our Festival of Praise! The night includes lively praise and worship music, exhortations, the sharing of Scriptures, and allowing the Holy Spirit to work among us. We strive as a community to be open to the gifts and charisms of the Holy Spirit throughout the night and into our daily lives. Student teams lead the worship and music, as well as teams of intercession, discernment, and prayer ministry. Prayer teams ministry follows every Festival of Praise in the Christ the King chapel on campus; this allows God to continue to bless and work in His children. We will at times have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or prayer ministry during the Festival of Praise. These are on one Saturday a month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Finnegan Fieldhouse. All are welcome - please bring youth and young adult groups!
"He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire" Matthew 3:11 This student retreat provides an opportunity for an encounter with the Holy Spirit as well as learning about the gifts and charisms of the Spirit and how to live a life of joy-filled discipleship. In allowing Jesus to reign over our lives, in opening ourselves the Father's healing, we become receptive to the Love of God that is the Holy Spirit and to His gifts and charisms that He offers us. The history of the Charismatic Renewal is taught, in the context of Catholic tradition and the sacramental life of the Church. During the weekend, we will have Mass, adoration, Liturgy of the Hours, Praise and worship, talks, testimonies, fellowship, and food! This retreat is for students only.
Heeding the Second Vatican Council's declaration that “whoever follows Christ the perfect man becomes himself more a man” FUS Men's Ministry strives to foster Christian discipleship among the men of Franciscan University of Steubenville by pursuing the following goals:
Looking to the example of the great male Saints of our Catholic tradition and recognizing the signs of the times, FUS Men's Ministry earnestly endeavors to deepen in men the awareness of their true masculine identity in Jesus Christ. Thus by “speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” (Eph 4:15).
Believing that the feminine genius is inherent in the soul of every woman, FUS Women’s Ministry seeks to awaken and encourage women's gifts of receptivity, sensitivity, generosity and call to motherhood as taught by Pope John Paul II in Mulieris Dignitatem. To that end, Women’s Ministry seeks to accompany women on the journey toward holiness and help them to fully embrace their feminine genius by fostering growth in the following areas:
As Pope Paul VI said at the closing of the Second Vatican Council:
It is our hope that through our ministry the Women of Franciscan University of Steubenville will truly become women “impregnated with the spirit of the Gospel” who bear the light of Christ to the world.
The BeLoved Event is a once-a-year event for women. Its goal is to provide the women at Franciscan University an opportunity to experience God’s love by revealing a deeper understanding of true Christian femininity. BeLoved accomplishes this vision by hosting an evening that responds to the specific needs of Christian women through a series of dynamic presentations, powerful worship, and participation in the sacraments.
Capture My Heart is a once-a-semester, off-campus, student-led retreat designed to help women embrace the invitation to fall more in love with Jesus Christ. Throughout the course of the weekend women have the opportunity to learn more about the feminine genius, pray together, and receive the love of Christ through times of prayer, praise, and especially the sacraments.
Fr. Nathan Malavolti, T.O.R.Vice President of Pastoral Care and Evangelization740-283-6407 NMalavolti@franciscan.edu
Robert SiemensDirector of the Office of Evangelization 740-283-6277 RSiemens@franciscan.edu
Sr. Sarah Rose Dent, T.O.R. Pastoral Associate of Evangelization Praise and Worship Ministries740-283-6502 SDent@franciscan.edu
Sr. Anna Rose Ciarrone, T.O.R.Pastoral Associate of Evangelization Women's Ministries740-283-6518 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Seback Student Assistant for Evangelization 740-283-6849 email@example.com
The following Saturdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Finnegan Fieldhouse
Every Tuesday night from 9:00 to 10:00 Christ the King Chapel hosts student-led worship in music, praise, testimonies, and prayer team ministries. This weekly praise and worship of God fosters openness to the gifts and charisms of the Holy Spirit.
Every morning from Monday to Friday, there is Praise and Worship in the Eucharistic Chapel of Christ the King from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m. Start of your day right by coming to praise the Lord of all goodness!