Catholic Faith Association

At Barry University, our interest extends beyond your academic and professional development; we are interested in you as a person. This includes paying attention to your spiritual growth and the deepening of your relationship with God and neighbor. We invite all members of the Barry Community into a closer relationship with God, self, neighbor and creation and to do so with openness to students, faculty and staff of all faith traditions.

Whether you are Catholic or you belong to another faith tradition, the Campus Ministry staff can help you develop your spirituality and provide opportunities to celebrate your religious rituals and customs through our spirituality and faith formation programs, services and events.

Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is a journey that women and men take who are interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic faith community. RCIA is available for students interested in preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion (Eucharist), and Confirmation. This process is one marked by prayer, inquiry, instruction, and reflection culminating in the Sacraments of Initiation on Holy Saturday, the eve of Easter Sunday. RCIA Classes meet on campus once a week beginning the 3rd Week of October. Classes will finish at the end of the Spring Semester before final exams. Meeting days will be determined based on the candidates’ schedules.

To join, please contact Fr. Cristobal Torres at Ctorres@barry.edu

Spiritual Guidance

Campus Ministry offers the opportunity for students to reflect on their lives of study and relationship within the context of their religious faith. Pastoral accompaniment focuses on specific issues of faith with which a person may be struggling. It offers ways to consider how one’s religious faith and tradition inform and guide those issues.

Spiritual Guidance is for those students who would like to talk confidentially with someone about spirituality and faith. Spiritual guidance is open to people of all religious traditions and background. It focuses on a person’s development in relationship with God and with themselves, around spiritual questions and issues.

For more information about Spiritual Guidance or Pastoral Accompaniment, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Campus Ministry 305-899-3836.

Liturgical Formation program

In addition to this new worship experience, there is an opportunity to learn how to create a service. Through this experience we learn to prepare intentional and relevant liturgies and worship. For mature Christians and those who are “seekers”, this liturgy will encourage all to come closer to the light. All serious and dedicated learners are welcome to participate. Please contact Hamilton Gutierrez at hgutierrez@barry.edu or 305-899-3650

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bible Study

Date: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Weber 126

FCA provides opportunities for fellowship, prayer and bible-based devotions. The Fellowship is open to everyone. You do not have to be an athlete to join. Each session offers activities that uniquely engage sports and spirituality to inspire you along your spiritual path. If interested please contact Richard Clements at rclements@barry.edu All are welcome.

Vous CREW Bible Group

Date: (Bi-Weekly) Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Thompson Hall Lobby

Conversations about God, prayer or creating a deeper relationship with Jesus is often challenging and even scary for most of us. The CREW is an intimate experience designed to meet you wherever you are in your quest for a deeper spiritual walk and stronger faith. If interested please contact Richard Clements at rclements@barry.edu All are welcome.

Cor Jesu Music Ministry (Choir Rehearsal) Rehearsals

Date Weekly basis, select one:
Wednesdays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (for Sunday 11am Mass)
Sundays 5:30 pm 7:30 pm (for Sunday 7:30pm Mass)
Location: Cor Jesu Chapel

Whether you sing in public or in the shower, you are welcome in the Music Ministry. If interested please contact Hamilton Gutierrez at hgutierrez@barry.edu.

* Barry students, faculty and staff with any - or no - level of formal music training. * Support Sunday Mass (11:00 am or 7:30 pm) * Participate in University liturgies. * Focus on faith, fellowship and musicianship.

Mental Happy Hour (Meditation Practice)

Date (Weekly) Thursdays Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Cor Jesu Chapel

Join us Thursday evenings to give your mind an opportunity to relax, unwind and connect to PEACE. If interested please contact Deborah Montoya at dmontoya@barry.edu All are welcome.

Centering Prayer

Date (Weekly) Saturday Time: 10 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Cor Jesu Chapel

Centering Prayer is a method of Christian prayer that focuses on placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. It is not meant to replace any other forms of prayer but instead to cast a new light and depth of meaning of those prayers. The emphasis of Centering Prayers is to deepen our relationship with God. All are Welcome.

College for Christ Prayer & Bible Study

Date (Weekly) Sunday Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Weber 126

College for Christ invites you to experience inspiration, fellowship, prayer and creative worship. This is an awesome experience allowing students to meet and affirm each other and discover that they are not alone in their journey. The group meets each Sunday from 4 PM - 5pm during the semester. If interested please contact Courtlyn Heard at Courtlyn.Heard@mymail.barry.edu All are welcome.

Charles Heising Music Scholarship

The Charles Heising Music Ministry Scholarship is a merit-based, service scholarship established by the Department of Campus Ministry to encourage and develop student leadership in music ministry within Barry University. Applications for this scholarship are open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following criteria to become Heising Scholars:

  • Must have successfully completed at least one year of academic study at Barry University and must be a full or part-time undergraduate or graduate student in the current academic year at Barry University
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA minimum of 3.00
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial needs. (Barry Office of Financial Aid FASFA form completion and review.)
  • Applicants must agree to participate as music ministry interns under the supervision of the Coordinator of Worship for 5-15 hours per week, each semester in accordance with the amount of scholarship award as determined by the Department of Campus Ministry. (Hours include rehearsal times, Sunday Mass times, Liturgical formation presentations, and special worship events and University Masses)