Catholic Campus Ministry

Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) gathers and welcomes members of the Roman Catholic Church. Through services, programs and activities for the entire Bucknell Catholic community, CCM aims to incorporate Catholic beliefs and values into everyday campus life.

A ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, CCM provides students with spiritual enrichment and support. It is guided by Father Bernard Wamayose, Bucknell's full-time Chaplain for the Catholic Community; and Suzanne Domzalski, assistant Catholic campus minister.

CCM is based in Newman House, 610 St. George St., a "home away from home" for the students who come to pray in the chapel, study, relax with friends and cook weekly dinners together. Some 200 students spent time at Newman House each week.

Daily, weekend and Holy Day Masses are held on campus.

Programs and events

CCM provides many opportunities for students to take part in spiritual activities, including

  • Weekly Thursday evening Mass, followed by a home-cooked dinner and group discussion
  • Music and liturgical assistance at Mass
  • Mentorship program for first-year students
  • A variety of retreats, including those for men, women, leadership, eco-spirituality and social justice
  • Special holiday celebrations for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter
  • Service and outreach in the local community
  • Ecumenical and interfaith activities
  • The Respect for Life Committee

 More about CCM at Bucknell

Contact us

Father Bernard Wamayose
Chaplain for the Catholic Community
Newman House, 570.577.3766

Suzanne Domzalski
Assistant Catholic Campus Minister
Newman House, 570.57.3766

Phyllis Lipko
CCM Program Assistant
Newman House, 570.577.3766


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