Campus Ministry

The Diocese of Rockville Centre has a Campus Ministry Team that brings the presence of the Church to the college campus environment. Campus Ministry forms and sustains faith communities while ministering to Catholic students, faculty, staff and administration in Word and Sacrament through evangelization, catechesis, worship and pastoral counseling.

Mission Statement
We, the Campus Parish of Long Island take our mission from the words of Jesus, who said: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has chosen me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed and announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people” (LK 4:18-19)…. and: “I have set an example for you, so that you will do just as I have done for you.” (JN 13:15)

We, as Campus Ministers, are listeners, servants, and teachers dedicated to serving at the secular institutions of higher education within the Diocese of Rockville Centre under the auspices of the Campus Parish.

Our purpose, commitment and vision is multifaceted:
To be the presence of the Church within the campus environment by forming and sustaining faith communities engaged in ministering to Catholic students, faculty, staff, and administration in Word and Sacrament through evangelization, catechesis, worship, and pastoral counseling.

To be as agents of transformation within the academic culture by giving living witness to the Gospel values of Jesus Christ and the principles of our Catholic heritage, by mutual dialogue with the academic community in our common search for truth within a pluralistic society, and by providing the supportive environment where faith values intersect with academic pursuits.

To encourage a spirit of service through consciousness raising and active engagement in issues of peace and justice and through compassionate outreach towards the needs of the poor, hurting, alienated, and marginalized in our midst.

To foster understanding, tolerance, and mutual collaboration among religious, ethnic and cultural groups of the campus community by recognizing and respecting the unique diversity of all God’s people.

To assist students to develop their full potentials, special talents, and leadership abilities for the future through an awareness of their baptismal call to public service in society and vocation to various ministries and roles within the Church.

To serve as a resource to the campus community by providing a forum for mutual dialogue about issues of concern to campus life, whereby the Church might contribute to the enhancement of the educational mission of the institution and the human quality of the entire campus community.

As participants in the daily life of the campus, we attempt to enflesh in all that we do, the dignity and worth of every human person, and the ever present need for peace and harmony in our time.

Adelphi University
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

Chaplain: Father Jeff Yildirmaz
Campus Minister: Govinda Willard

Mass: Sundays at 7 PM and Tuesdays at 6 PM in the Interfaith Chapel (University Center Room 304).

Newman Club: Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the Interfaith Chapel.

Facebook: AdelphiCatholicLife
Newman Club Instagram: adelphinewman
Newman Club Facebook: adelphinewman


Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University,
Hempstead, NY 11549

Chaplain: Father John Crozier
Campus Minister: Kendall Troy

Mass: Sundays at 5pm, Wednesdays at 8pm, both in the Student Center Greenhouse
Instagram: hofstracatholic
Facebook: Hofstra CatholicLife


Long Island University, LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd.,
Brookville, NY 11548

Campus Minister: Govinda Willard

Mass: Sundays 2pm in the Interfaith Chapel (Newman Club Social and Refreshments following Sunday Mass)

Facebook: LIUPostCatholic
Newman Club Instagram: liupostcatholic

Stony Brook
Student Union Room L12
Chaplain: Father Sean Magaldi
Campus Minister: Gina Hackett

Mass: Sunday 5pm Student Union Ballroom
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:30PM in Interfaith Chapel (Lower Level  of Student Union)
Tuesday 5:30PM in Interfaith Chapel (Lower Lever of the Student Union);

Facebook: Stony Brook University Catholic Campus Ministry
Instagram: StonyBrookCatholic