Spirit

Spiritual life is at the heart of our SU Catholic Family. As a community of Catholics, we foster spiritual growth through a variety of programs and ministries. Whether you desire growth through one-on-one direction or gravitate toward group settings such as retreats and masses, we have something to offer you at the SU Catholic Center.

While we are a parish primarily devoted to the SU Catholic Family, we welcome all to attend or participate in our numerous masses throughout the week, our programs, and other sacramental preparations.


  • As Catholics, we believe that the real presence of Christ fills us when we actively participate in Mass and receive the Holy Communion. If you have not received your sacraments of baptism, first communion, or confirmation, please e-mail Father Gerry.

    Additionally, you may direct wedding inquiries to Father Gerry who oversees the marriage preparation program.


  • As Catholics, we believe that the real presence of Christ fills us when we actively participate in Mass and receive the Holy Communion. If you have not received your sacraments of baptism, first communion, or confirmation, please Father Gerry.


  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available Tuesday & Thursday, 2-4pm at Hendrick’s Chapel Chaplain’s Suite (basement) and Wednesday, same place, OR by appointment. For helpful resources, click here to download “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” on your smartphone.


  • Father Gerry will assist you any wedding inquiries and with your marriage preparation program.

  • Whether you are a Catholic who never received Confirmation, a Christian of another denomination investigating what the Catholic faith is about, or a person from a non-Christian background looking to become Catholic, or even a Catholic who is interested in learning more about the faith, SU Catholic Center is the place for you.The SU Catholic Center convert program meets your needs to explore the beauty of the Catholic faith through brief interactive talks and friendship. Other SU Catholic Center family members join in the journey to help those exploring the faith, and to explore their own faith more deeply.

    Anyone seeking to become Catholic, please contact Fr. Gerry Waterman at fwaterma@syr.edu or phone 315.478.5959.