Spiritual Life

A rich sacramental and prayer life is at the center of our students’ daily life, with the Eucharist being at the very core. Each day’s class schedule is structured around the Mass, so that any student who wishes may easily attend. Other devotions and ministries contribute to Catholic life on campus, including Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, households, and retreats.

Campus Ministry Team

Austin Schneider

Director of Campus Ministry


Fr. Eleuterio Mireles

Chaplain mireles.eleu@gmail.com

Rana Mariam

Assistant Director of Campus Ministry tarbythamariam@gmail.com

Daily Mass

11:00am, when class is in session

Monday: Fr. Scott

Tuesday: Fr. Patrick

Wednesday: Fr. Eleuterio

Thursday: Fr. Ankido (Chaldean Rite)

Friday: Fr. Eleuterio

Weekend Mass

Sunday 5:00 pm: Fr. Eleuterio

Nearby Parishes

St. Mary's Catholic Church

Our local parish is just a five-minute drive from campus and also offers Daily Mass at 8:00am and 6:00pm. Nine weekend Masses are available in English, Spanish and Latin.

The Church of St. Timothy (South Escondido)

St. Timothy’s has a daily Mass Monday-Thursday at 6:30am, and on Friday at 5:30pm. Weekend Masses are 5:00pm Saturday Vigil, and Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am.

Spiritual Activities

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction for JPCatholic students is offered by Fr. Andy, Fr. Ankido and Fr. Patrick.

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Eucharistic adoration is available on campus in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel.
Monday-Friday 9am–3:30pm. (Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is also available 24 hours at St Mary's Catholic Church.)


Student rosary is prayed at 9:00pm every night at the residence apartments when classes are in session.

Liturgy of the Hours

Morning prayer is prayed at 9:20am in Chapel every morning when classes are in session.


Modeled after Franciscan University of Steubenville, households at JPCatholic serve as a valuable source of spiritual community on campus. Commonly referred to as “Catholic fraternities” or “Catholic sororities” households are a group of either all men or all women who share a common devotion of faith accompanied by weekly commitments, such as service projects or Holy Hours.

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SOUL (Spirit of Unity and Love) Campus Apostolate is our student run campus ministry. SOUL helps the Campus Ministry team plan and run various retreats throughout the year.

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