“I will go peaceably and firmly to the Catholic Church: for if Faith is so important to our salvation, I will seek it where true Faith first began, seek it among those who received it from God Himself.” – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Located on the West Virginia University downtown campus, St. John University Parish was originally erected in 1925 as a chapel to support the Catholic community of WVU. In 1966, the church was raised to the status of a parish. Since our beginning, we have been seeking to grow in holiness as disciples of Jesus Christ, who in turn strive to bring others to Him and His Church.
Our parish community has been called to witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church at West Virginia University by serving the students, faculty, staff, and families of the greater Morgantown area. As a parish devoted to campus ministry, we provide opportunities for students and adults to participate in the sacramental life of the Church, to deepen one’s spiritual life, to serve the poor and disadvantaged, and to develop meaningful, lifelong relationships with other Catholics on campus and throughout greater Morgantown.
Mountaineer Catholic Campus Ministry
Our Newman Hall is always open for our students to spend time together, study, and grow in their faith. Our campus ministry program, Mountaineer Catholic, sponsors weekly formational and recreational events for our students such as Bible studies, Dinner for a Dollar, movie nights, prayer groups, and various socials. Students are encouraged to attend daily Mass and make frequent use of the Sacrament of Confession. Spring and Fall semester retreats also help our students take time out of their busy school schedule to deepen their relationship with Christ. Contact our campus minister, Colleen Criste (see below), for more information on our campus ministry! Visit our campus ministry page here.
We look forward to adoring and serving our Lord with you.