Campus Ministry

The Diocese of St. Petersburg supports Catholic ministries at several local colleges.

Catholic Student Center at the University of South Florida (USF)
The Catholic Center at USF is a mission of Corpus Christi Catholic Church for the students, faculties and staffs and their families at USF and local colleges.  All are welcome to join for the Celebration of the Eucharist.

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Students are invited to consider living at Bellarmine Newman Hall (which is right next door to the Catholic Student Center) while attending USF. This unique living and learning community is faith-based and open to students of all faiths or no religious affiliation. There are only nine public universities with this type of student housing in the U.S. The new community features apartment style living, is fully furnished and right across from the USF campus. There is also a pool and lounge area. It is conveniently located next to the USF Catholic Campus Ministry Center. For more information visit: and watch the video below to learn more.

2017 Bellarmine Hall at USF from Diocese of St. Petersburg on Vimeo.

University Ministry – Saint Leo University
University Ministry is grounded in the Catholic Faith and inspired by the charism and spirituality of the Order of St. Benedict (Benedictines), University Ministry is committed to cultivating the faith of all Saint Leo Students. Through their liturgies, they foster personal spiritual growth as well as communal spiritual growth.  They encourage students to participate in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church in its many expressions, especially in taking part in the worship of the Benedictine Community. Lastly, they provide opportunities for retreats and service trips. It is their desire that the work they do will cultivate their students to be people with lifelong faith.  All are invited to join them in prayer and fellowship!

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Catholic Campus Ministry at Eckerd College
For more information, please contact:
Father Stephan Brown
Catholic Campus Ministries