The SU / SUNY ESF Catholic Campus ministry at the SU Catholic Center offers a rich, vibrant ministry. Our mission is to build a strong community that is completely accepting, inclusive, and bound together, regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, by God’s universal love. We demonstrate that love through the celebration of the sacraments, small faith-sharing groups, fellowship, volunteer service, music, and social action.

We seek with all that we do to provide a welcoming, fun, and loving place for people to express their faith, to know that they are not alone and to discover the love that Jesus has for them.

Our events, which occur at the Catholic Center (110 Walnut Place, across from the Whitman School of Management) unless otherwise indicated, are open to all.

Also, the Catholic Center has study spaces (library and Great Room) and prayer spaces that could serve as an oasis for quiet meditation, focusing on mindfulness and centering on the Lord.

Programs for Fall 2024

Sunday Masses (During the school year)

  • 10:30 AM at SU Catholic Center (110 Walnut Place)
  • 1 PM at Hendricks Chapel

Wednesday 20-Minute Mass (During the school year)

  • 12:10 PM at Hendricks Chapel

Thursday Mass and Dinner (During the school year)

  • 7 PM at SU Catholic Center

Fr. Gerry’s Office Hours (During the school year)

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 2-4 PM at Hendricks Chapel
  • Wednesday: 1:30-2:30 PM at SU Catholic Center
  • OR by appointment at the SU Catholic Center

We will continue to offer our regular Wednesday & Thursday Scripture reflections on our Instagram/Facebook/YouTube pages.

Sandwich-making service night at SU Catholic.

Small Faith-Sharing Groups

Are you searching for a welcoming community on campus?! Look no further than our small groups! These groups are student-led and are designed to help you deepen your faith and grow in connection to Jesus and one another! The small groups are held weekly in a variety of locations on campus and will do the following: discuss life and faith, reflect on Scripture passages and pray with one another! If you are interested in learning more about small groups or want to sign up, please email the Campus Minister.

Podcast and Q&A on Faith and Service With Father Gerry Waterman, Catholic Center Chaplain

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, By John Boccacino
Click the play button to listen!


Fr. Gerry Waterman

Fr. Gerry Waterman
Advisor, Catholic Association at Syracuse University
Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

Fr. Gerald (Gerry) Waterman, OFM Conv. is a Conventual Franciscan Friar of the East Coast Province of Our Lady of the Angels, headquartered in Ellicott City, MD. Fr. Gerry hails from Bridgeport, CT, and in 1973 entered the Novitiate. He professed Solemn Vows in 1981 in Chicopee, MA and in 1985 was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY. After ministering at Elon University, he joined Syracuse University. Fr. Gerry enjoys being outside in nature, especially by the sea.


The Catholic Center
110 Walnut Place (corner of Adams and Walnut)

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