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Campus Ministry

mary in the secret courtyard

Campus Ministry at D'Youville College welcomes individuals from every faith tradition to participate in its programs and activities.

chapel at D'Youville College
Campus Ministry provides a daily celebration of the Eucharist for Roman Catholics in D'Youville's Chapel (on the third floor of the KAB) at 11:30 a.m. and a Sunday Mass at 7 p.m. during the academic year. All are welcome regardless of denominational affiliation.

Alumni may arrange to host their weddings or to have their children baptized at the Sacred Heart Chapel in the KAB on the D'Youville College campus. For further information, please contact Fr. Patrick O'Keefe.

Campus Ministry offers a variety of programs
which are designed to foster both spiritual and personal growth.

Campus ministry

Location: Koessler Administration Building, first floor (KAB 121)
Call: 716-829-7672
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Father Patrick O'Keefe,
Assoc. Dir.: Reverend Jan Mahle,
Secretary: Lori Marasco,

Worship Locations

Campus Ministry oversees an interfaith prayer room located in the Koessler Administration Building (KAB), Room 325. This sacred space is available to all persons.


Campus Ministry provides a daily celebration of the Eucharist for Roman Catholics in D'Youville's Chapel (on the third floor of the KAB) at 11:30 a.m. and a Sunday Mass at 7 p.m. during the academic year. All are welcome regardless of denominational affiliation.

Holy Angels
348 Porter Avenue

Holy Cross Church
Maryland & Seventh St.

St. Anthony Church
160 Court Street

St. Joseph Cathedral
50 Franklin Street


Annunciation Church
1000 Delaware Avenue


Temple Beth Zion
805 Delaware Avenue


Church of Christ
481 Linwood Avenue

New Hope Baptist
543 Richmond Avenue

First Presbyterian
1 Symphony Circle

Holy Trinity Lutheran
1080 Main Street

Richmond United Methodist
469 Richmond Avenue

St. John's-Grace Episcopal
51 Colonial Circle

Unitarian Universalist
695 Elmwood Avenue

U.C.C.-Pilgrim St. Luke's
335 Richmond Avenue


Hindu Cultural Center
1595 North French Rd, Getzville


Lackawanna Islamic Mosque
154 Wilkesbarre Avenue, Lackawana

Spiritual Counseling

The Campus Ministers provide personal support service to students, faculty and staff in times of need.

Campus ministers are available for spiritual counseling and support: Fr. Pat O'Keefe at and Rev. Jan Mahle at

Classes can also be arranged for students interested in joining the Catholic faith. For more information, please contact Fr. Patrick O'Keefe at 716-829-7753.

Annual Observances

  • All Soul's Day Memorial Service
  • Baccalaureate
  • Blessing of the Brains
  • Celebrate the Gifts of Christmas
  • Charity Lunch
  • Peace Rally

York Street Community Garden
D'Youville students working on the York Street Community Garden


Campus Ministry offers many volunteer opportunities on campus and in communities near and far. Habitat for Humanity, Adopt a Grandparent, Haitian Relief, mission trips to New Orleans and Spring Alternative Break trips are just some of the ways you can help others.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lending a Hand Mission Trip

About 30 students travel each year to New Orleans to lend a hand. Service locations include the Bayou Sauvage Wildlife Preserve and Refuge, Villalobos Pitbull Rescue, Second Harvest Food Bank and Green Light New Orleans. Each community service experience is exceptional.

Our annual, week-long mission trip to New Orleans in December results in positive, life-changing experiences for students who participate.

If interested, watch for an email from Campus Ministry with instructions. You'll need to fill out an application and submit it to Campus Ministry.

Soil Project (Fundraising for Haiti)

The SOIL Project is sponsored by D'Youville College Hunger Initiative.

SOIL has been transforming wastes into resources in Haiti. Through the use of ecological sanitation, SOIL is working to create a revolutionary social business model for providing access to safe, dignified sanitation that produces rich, organic compost as a natural resource for Haiti's badly-depleted soils, while also creating economic opportunities in some of the world’s most under-resourced communities." More information can be found on

York Street Clean Up and Beautification

Every year Campus Ministry organizes a group of students, faculty and staff to help clean up and beautify nearby York Street. We work with the neighbors tidy up the community garden and the sidewalks.

Adopt a Grandparent

Through the Adopt a Grandparent Program, students can socialize with adult residents at Mary Agnes Manor, a senior living facility adjacent to the DYC campus.

Other Local Service Projects

The D'Youville community helps meet the needs of many different agencies and populations in Buffalo. Here are a few:

Friends of the Night People – serve at a local soup kitchen for the poor and homeless

Habitat for Humanity – help build a house in the Buffalo area twice a semester

Meals on Wheels – deliver meals to the house-bound and elderly

Neighborhood Halloween Party – help organize a party for neighborhood children and trick-or-treat fun on campus

Keep Track of Your Volunteer Hours

Let us log your volunteer hours -- it's useful for scholarships and resumes. We'll provide you a report of your hours on request.


Report Your Volunteer Hours

Complete this form to report service for an individual, DYC group or service learning course.