Anthony Bonta, Ph.D., Director of Campus Ministry
Fr. Marcelo Solórzano, OP, S.T.L., S.Th.D., University Chaplain
JoEmma Ureña, Coordinator of Worship
Nancy Arias, Administrative Assistant
LaTarra Tynes, Graduate Assistant
Caroline Wendling, Graduate Assistant
Behind the Cor Jesu Chapel (west side of the Chapel)
Worship Schedule – Cor Jesu Chapel
Sunday Masses: 11:00 a.m.
7:30 p.m. (during academic year)
Daily Mass: 12:05 p.m. Monday - Friday
The Department of Campus Ministry seeks to provide students, faculty and staff opportunities for the development of their faith, and celebration of religious practices. Grounded in the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Jesus’ call to love God and love neighbor, the Campus Ministry staff seeks to provide a presence and be a resource for the Barry University community and members of all faiths and religions. We offer opportunities for individual and communal prayer, spiritual formation, retreats, worship and sacramental celebrations, community service and reflection. All students are encouraged to seek a fitting response to the presence of God in their lives while fulfilling their academic pursuits.
Campus Ministry oversees the sacramental life of the community by offering daily and Sunday Mass, the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), and opportunities for communal penance services. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available on an individual basis by appointment with the University Chaplain. All Masses are held in Cor Jesu Chapel. For information on the Sacrament of Baptism and Matrimony, please contact the University Chaplain for a description of the Campus Ministry policy and the Archdiocese of Miami guidelines. A listing of Worship Services (Ecumenical and Interfaith) in the Miami area is available in the Campus Ministry Office.
The Campus Ministry staff is committed to meeting the faith, religious and spiritual needs of all students. Non-Catholic students are encouraged to meet with Campus Ministry staff about their needs. The Department of Campus Ministry serves as an advocate in meeting those needs (e.g. Bible Study, Prayer Space, Religious celebrations and Holy Days). For non-Christian students, a prayer space is available in the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library.
In collaboration with the Dean of Students and the Vice-President for Student Affairs, the Office of Campus Ministry promotes a non-proselytization policy.
de Porres Center for Ethical Leadership
Landon Student Union, Room 108
The de Porres Center for Ethical Leadership is a joint effort between the Department of Campus Ministry and the Department of Student Involvement to educate and form student- leaders who will contribute to the creation of a just and humane world. The Center serves as a resource and catalyst to help students make connections between faith, mission, service and justice.
The de Porres Center is named after Saint Martin de Porres, a saint of the Dominican Order, who live in Lima, Peru in the 16th-century. He devoted his life to prayer, love of neighbor and care for creation, and worked tirelessly in service of the poor, and to bring reconciliation among those people divided by race, ethnicity and religion.
Following Saint Martin de Porres’example of service to others across all boundaries of race, ethnicity and religion, the Center provides opportunities for students and student organizations to engage in four components of Ethical Leadership: 1) Empathetic Leadership; 2) Reflection and Spiritual Formation; 3) awareness and engagement of Diversity and Multiculturalism; and 4) the call for Social Justice). The vision of the of Center for Ethical Leadership is to promote Barry University’s mission and Core Commitments (Knowledge and Truth, Inclusivity, Social Justice, and Collaborative Service), Catholic Identity, and the Dominican heritage, and help students integrate these values in serving the local and global communities. The de Porres Center for Ethical Leadership is located in Landon Hall, Suite 108.