By reason of its nature and function, Loyola University Chicago has always attempted to provide for the education of the whole person. As an essential aspect of this goal, the school is concerned with the spiritual life of its students. The JFRC provides the means whereby students can successfully integrate their spiritual values with the other values contributing to their maturing outlook on life.
Father Albert Anuszewski, O.S.S.T. and Father Ted Bohr, S.J. lead campus ministry for the JFRC Campus. Students are encouraged to assist Father Al and Father Ted in celebrating Mass and other liturgical events. The campus chapel is the site of regular religious services.
The ministry office offers information regarding opportunities for attending Roman Catholic liturgies in Rome, visits to the Vatican and other major religious sites, and the locations and times of services of other faiths in Rome. Special arrangements are made each semester for JFRC students to participate in a papal audience.
Beyond providing guidance for Roman Catholic worship, the Office of Campus Ministry also provides information for students with other faith traditions. As an international hub, Rome is home to places of worship for many faiths. Students are encouraged to stay in touch with their faith during their time abroad.
The JFRC provides opportunities for spiritual growth and development through sacred spaces on campus. The Chapel is located on the first floor in Sala Chandler, with services offered twice a week, which includes Sunday and religious celebrations such as Easter or Christmas Eve Mass. In addition, JFRC provides students with tickets to attend the Papal Mass and the Papal Audience (which usually occurs on Wednesdays).