Meetings and Retreats



  • Small Group Gatherings


No need to go it alone when others are asking the same questions, working through the same issues.  Meet new friends, share what's important to you, learn more about your faith or learn about a new tradition. Groups form at the beginning of each semester.  Jewish, Muslim and Christian groups have already been formed.

  • Interdenominational Faith Sharing/Bible Study

Trained student facilitators lead the group in discussion and prayer using the Jesus Calling Bible study series.  Groups determine their time and meeting place.

  • "Catholic Light: Today's Topics & Faith in Society"  

Join Fr. Mark Thomas and students for a discussion based on issues you face.  What does the Church Say about it and Why?  What does society say?  What do you say?  An inclusive conversation followed by dinner together at Tiernan.  4 - 5 Tuesdays, Meet in Upper Room 5UC. No pre-registration needed.

  • Celtic Catholics

Have questions about the Catholic faith? Want to get more out of mass? Just want to get together with other Catholics to learn what they think? Come to relax and talk about whatever is on your mind. Discussion starts with a look at the Sunday scripture reading. 12:30-1:15 Upper Room 518 UC.  Bring your lunch.

  • Carlow Interfaith Youth Core

Learn faith from a new perspective! Community members share their faith journey along with practices and teachings from their tradition. Most events are on campus-but we also visit area holy places and worship sites. Check the Carlow University Celtic On-line messages or fill out the Interest Form below to get information for the programs that interest you. This student-led group welcomes all members of the Carlow community!

  • Service, Service, Service

Alternative Spring Break experiences and regular service projects are part of the culture at Carlow University.  Just click HERE to connect directly with the Center for Mercy Service or stop by  209 UC to talk to Brenda about opportunities. 

RETREATS and Evenings of Reflection

  • Busy Persons Retreat

This experience helps make staying in touch with God a habit. Start with an evening of prayer and set up your individual, daily, half-hour to one-hour meeting with a spiritual director. Sisters of Mercy and their associates guide your reading and reflection for the four-day experience.          

  • Retreat for Those Graduating

Whether you participate on-line on your own time or gather for a quiet evening of reflection, those getting ready to graduate have the opportunity for prayer and to reflect on their accomplishments and anticipate their future.  You'll get an invitation in early April.

  • Evenings of Reflection

Evening reflections are offered throughout the semester as an opportunity for quiet time, prayer and reflection around specific topics.  In addition to the community-wide opportunities, student organizations, residence hall groups, and sports teams also have the opportunity for experiences made for their specific needs.

  • Vocations Retreat

Don't know where your gifts and talents can take you? This retreat is designed for students who find they need to reassess their goals, skills, and talents midway through their college career. This weekend experience combines the very best resources of Career Services and Campus Ministry to help you hear God's call through your skills, interests, and the growth you have experienced since selecting your major when you were in high school. Contact Campus Ministry or Career Services for more information.