"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred; let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy."

-St. Francis of Assisi

The Office of Mission & Ministry at Alvernia University provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff 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 Campus Ministry recognizes the Christian call for inclusiveness and welcomes persons of all faith backgrounds, encouraging a spirit of ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue.


We do this by sponsoring activities in the area of 5 pillars:


Mass Schedule

Daily Mass
8:00 AM, Sacred Heart Chapel

Sunday Mass

9:00 AM, Sacred Heart Chapel

7:00 PM, Sacred Heart Chapel
Weekly Mass
12 PM, Wednesdays, Sacred Heart Chapel 
The Sacred Heart Chapel is located in the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Convent - 460 St Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607.


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

Julianne Wallace, D.Min.
Vice President of Mission & Ministry
CC 104B
Cristina Paden
Campus Minister in Residence
CC 104E
Stephanie Gonzalez
Campus Minister / Resident Director
CC 104C
Fr. Ronald Bowman
Catholic Chaplain
Robert McKelvie, OSF
Franciscan Scholar
CC 104A

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