Programs for Faculty and Staff

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Mission and Ministry continues to serve the university community. Please visit our Resources page for a comprehensive list of offerings for remaining connected and engaging faith and spirituality.

In its programming, Mission and Ministry seeks to provide the means for members of the USD community to grow as spiritual persons and to engage the world with ethical values.

All faculty and staff are invited to join us for Twilight Retreats and Prayer Breakfasts once each semester. Over a shared meal and presentation, participants are invited to reflect on how to integrate their personal and professional lives. In the fall semester, all employees are invited to participate in a Gratefulness Group, which is offered over seven lunchtime sessions in October and November. In the spring, everyone in the campus community is invited to participate in the Lenten Retreat which takes place during the six weeks leading up to Easter.

People of any religious background are invited to participate in these programs. All are welcome.

Sunset behind The Immaculata Twilight Retreat Join us for an evening of reflection, silent prayer and group sharing. (Once per semester.)
Breakfast in La Gran Terraza Prayer Breakfast Nourish your body and your soul with your colleagues before work. (Once per semester.)
Founders Chapel tour group Founders Chapel Tour Join us for a guided tour of USD's "hidden jewel." (Check events page for next tour date.)
Fountain at USD Gratefulness Group Join your colleagues for small group sessions, and cultivate a sense of gratitude in your life. (Fall semester.)
Dancer at All Faith Service All Faith Service Through prayer, reflections and music, this USD tradition offers a shared experience of faith. (Spring semester.)
San Diego de Alcala statue at USD Center for Catholic Thought and Culture The CCTC fosters an engagement between USD’s Catholic identity and its academic mission.