Guided by the Catholic faith in the Mercy tradition, Carlow Campus Ministry welcomes you into a journey of faith and discovery of all God calls you to be.

Published annually, the Lenten Reflection Journal includes daily reflections for your Lenten journey.

If you prefer, you may download the 2024 Lenten Reflection Journal [pdf].

Chapel, Prayer Rooms, and Places for Quiet Contemplation

McAuley Chapel is located on 5 University Commons. The Holy Eucharist is present.  No food or drink should be brought into the Chapel.

Multi-Faith Prayer Room, 311 AJ Palumbo Center, offers books, prayer tools and a quiet space to pray between classes. 

Frances Warde Prayer and Reflection Room, 301 Frances Warde Hall, provides a restful atmosphere for mindfulness, quiet reflection, journaling, reading, individual yoga, or meditation space.

Core Value Gardens are five outdoor areas on campus.  Each area is unique in what it offers from rocking benches, waterfalls, “clootie” wall, and a pergola. Most seasons you’ll find them to be a relaxing spot to think your own quiet thoughts and take a break from stress.

A Sisters of Mercy statue is seen through a top window and reflected below.

Catholic and Interfaith Offerings

The Carlow Campus Ministry offers Sunday and Holy Day mass and is open to the whole community. Appointments can be made for reconciliation. Daily mass is offered at the Mercy Convent located on campus. Scripture study, and faith sharing groups are formed at the convenience of the students. Students are invited to be ministers at mass as well as train to be facilitators and leaders for faith sharing discussion groups.

We are devoted to the traditions and customs of all members of our community and schedule Interfaith discussions, field trips and special guest events throughout the year. Students, faculty, and staff get together to share and learn.

McAuley Chapel hours of operation

McAuley Chapel, Eucharistic Presence and Interfaith Prayer Room are open 24/7 by swiping student ID cards.

Other events

Celebration of traditional feast days, for many traditions, and Interfaith and Catholic Baccalaureate Celebrations are part of the traditions. The Lenten Reflection Journal is a community-wide project that is in its 18th year. Lunch and learns, discussion groups and field trips to special events and various houses of worship are also available each year.

  • Leadership training
  • Feast of St. Michael celebration
  • Feast of St. Nicholas
  • Feast of St. Joseph the Worker 
  • Holy Pittsburgh (visit and tour local sacred places with students from area colleges)
  • Faithful Citizenship Forum (voters’ issues)
  • Volunteer service trip commissioning
  • Resident student floor programming
  • Room blessing
  • Pastoral counseling 
  • Mardi Gras celebration 
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