"Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize,...to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate Christ's sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection."
Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 14
In our Ministry of Evangelization at Franciscan, we are committed to helping our University family embrace the call to conversion through fostering a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by first recognizing our call to be evangelized. We then aim to bring the message of the Gospel to others on campus and beyond.
Since the Church exists to evangelize, we strive to support our University family in living Gospel-centered lives in the heart of the Church and reaching out to all.
One Saturday each month during the semester from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Finnegan Fieldhouse welcomes all University family and friends for student-initiated, student-led ministry. We strive as a community to be open to the gifts and charisms of the Holy Spirit through song, exhortation, inspirational sharing. Student teams lead the worship and the music, along with student teams of intercession, discernment, and prayer.
This semesterly off-campus, student-led retreat aims to help students deepen their life of Discipleship. Talks and testimonies are shared to promote and explain what it is to be open to the gifts and charisms of the Holy Spirit.
Heeding the Second Vatican Council's declaration that “whoever follows Christ the perfect man becomes himself more a man” FUS Men's Ministry strives to foster Christian discipleship among the men of Franciscan University of Steubenville by pursuing the following goals:
Looking to the example of the great male Saints of our Catholic tradition and recognizing the signs of the times, FUS Men's Ministry earnestly endeavors to deepen in men the awareness of their true masculine identity in Jesus Christ. Thus by “speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” (Eph 4:15).
Believing that the feminine genius is inherent in the soul of every woman, FUS Women’s Ministry seeks to awaken and encourage womens’ gifts of receptivity, sensitivity, generosity and call to motherhood as taught by Pope John Paul II in Mulieris Dignitatem. To that end, Women’s Ministry seeks to accompany women on the journey toward holiness and help them to fully embrace their feminine genius by fostering growth in the following areas:
As Pope Paul VI said at the closing of the Second Vatican Council:
It is our hope that through our ministry the Women of Franciscan University of Steubenville will truly become women “impregnated with the spirit of the Gospel” who bear the light of Christ to the world.
The BeLoved Event is a once-a-year event for women. Its goal is to provide the women at Franciscan University an opportunity to experience God’s love by revealing a deeper understanding of true Christian femininity. BeLoved accomplishes this vision by hosting an evening that responds to the specific needs of Christian women through a series of dynamic presentations, powerful worship, and participation in the sacraments.
Capture My Heart is a once-a-semester, off-campus, student-led retreat designed to help women embrace the invitation to fall more in love with Jesus Christ. Throughout the course of the weekend women have the opportunity to learn more about the feminine genius, pray together, and receive the love of Christ through times of prayer, praise, and especially the sacraments.
This Spring Break evangelization trip to the beaches of Florida brings Christ's Word to other college students, the marginalized, and to non-believers.
Fr. Nathan Malavolti, T.O.R.Vice President of Pastoral Care and Evangelization740-283-6407 NMalavolti@franciscan.edu
Robert SiemensPastoral Associate of Evangelization 740-283-6277 RSiemens@franciscan.edu
Sr. Sarah Rose, T.O.R. Pastoral Associate of Evangelization 740-283-8747 SDent@franciscan.edu
Sr. Anna Rose Ciarrone, T.O.R.Pastoral Associate of Evangelization 740-283-6518 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meg Gargulinski Student Assistant for Evangelization 740-283-6849 email@example.com
All dates are Saturdays
Every Tuesday night from 9:00 to 10:00 Christ the King Chapel hosts student-led worship in music, praise, testimonies, and prayer team ministries. This weekly praise and worship of God fosters openness to the gifts and charisms of the Holy Spirit.