Catholic Campus Ministry members at The College of New Jersey, Ewing,  prepare sandwiches Oct. 17 that were donated to a local food pantry. Courtesy photo
Catholic Campus Ministry members at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, prepare sandwiches Oct. 17 that were donated to a local food pantry. Courtesy photo
Members of the Catholic Campus Ministry in The College of New Jersey, Ewing, are working hard to re-establish their ministry and presence in the community.

According to Father Christopher Colavito, the newly appointed chaplain, this year marks a “rebuild year” for the campus ministry because it had essentially closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

In the month since arriving as chaplain, Father Colavito said each week, there are about 60-70 students who attend Mass and as far as activity the students participate in include, “there is a mix of spiritual, focusing primarily on Mass, retreats and I hope to establish regular Adoration and Confession times. The group also does social and service events as well.”

One recent activity Father Colavito noted took place after the 7:30 p.m. Mass on Oct. 17 in which about 15 students assembled more than 200 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which were donated to the New Beginnings Food Pantry in Lawrence Township.

“The group does this kind of event several times each semester,” he said.

More information about the Catholic campus ministry can be found at tcnj-ccm.weebly.com