The Office of Mission & Ministry at Alvernia University provides opportunities for students, employees and alumni to respond to God's call by engaging in a community of faith, pursuing a life of service, and advancing peace and social justice initiatives in our community and in the world. While rooted in the spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Roman Catholic Church, the Office of Mission and Ministry recognizes the Christian call for inclusiveness and welcomes persons of all faith backgrounds, encouraging a spirit of ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue.

Summer 2023 Happenings

We wish our student, employee, and alumni pilgrims many blessings on their journeys to Assisi, Spain, and the southern United States!

Please pray for our students and advisors on our 2023 Alternative Breaks to West Virginia and the Dominican Republic.

If you have questions about your pilgrim traveling, contact Jamie Caporizo at

If you have questions about your student traveling on an Alternative Break, contact Stephanie Gonzalez at

Mission & Ministry

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Clare's Cupboard
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Alternative Breaks 
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Mass Schedule

Spring 2023 Mass Times


  • 9 a.m., Sacred Heart Chapel, Bernardine Franciscan Sisters’ Motherhouse
  • 7 p.m., Veronica Hall Chapel


  • 12 p.m., Sacred Heart Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation: 1 hour before Sunday Mass in Veronica Hall Chapel or contact our chaplain, Fr. Ron.

Alvernia University Prayer Requests

If you have a prayer request that you would like to share with the campus community, you are invited to use this form to submit your request.

Mission & Ministry Staff

Darryl C. Mace, Ph.D.
Vice President for Mission, Diversity and Inclusion
Campus Commons 104G

Jamie Caporizo
Senior Director for Mission and Ministry 
Campus Commons 104F

Katelyn Canning
Graduate Assistant, Administrator of Clare’s Cupboard
Office: 104 E  

Hasna Bahar
Coordinator for Interfaith Ministries
Office: 104 E  

Stephanie Gonzalez
Senior Campus Minister in Residence
Campus Commons 104E

Tracy Hine
Executive Assistant for Mission and Ministry and University Life
Campus Commons

Fr. Ronald Bowman
Catholic Chaplain