Holy Mass Schedule

At St. Paul's Chapel (location)
Sunday — 5pm
Monday-Friday — 12:20pm

At the Church of Notre Dame
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Monday-Friday — 1-2pm
110 Earl Hall

Our chaplain Father Dan is also available by appointment.

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (CC '38) is an influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century and the most prominent among Columbia Catholic alumni. (Learn more.)

Quote of the Week

"Unless we believe and see Jesus in the appearance of bread on the altar, we will not be able to see him in the distressing disguise of the poor."

— Mother Teresa


Come meet our chaplains at their office hours, even just to say hi!
You can also talk to either Fr. Dan
or Fr. Morris

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Our Directors

Fr. Dan O'Reilly
Director of Columbia Catholic Ministry

Fr. Dan O'Reilly has been the director of Columbia Catholic Ministry since 2011. Born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx, he attended Regis High School in NYC and majored in Philosophy at Princeton University before entering the seminary for the Archdiocese of New York. After earning Master's degrees in Theology and Divinity from St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, he was ordained a priest in 2003 and appointed parochial vicar at Resurrection Church in Rye, NY. Since 2007, he has served as Director of Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of New York. He previously served as Spiritual Director for the St. John Neumann Seminary College in Yonkers and Catholic Campus Minister at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx.

Come talk to Father Dan!
1-2pm, Monday through Friday
110 Earl Hall

Fr. Jonathan Morris
Assistant Director of Columbia Catholic Ministry


Father Jonathan Morris is a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of New York, a special assistant to Cardinal Timothy Dolan for media and communications, director of The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM satellite radio and frequent contributor for the Fox News Channel. Additionally, he advised in the production and promotion of the film, "The Passion of the Christ" and is the author of "God Wants You Happy: From Self-Help to God's Help" and "THE PROMISE: God's Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts." Father Jonathan received his bachelor's degree in business administration and additional degrees in classical humanities, philosophy and theology from the Franciscan University and the University of San Jose. In June 2004, he graduated with high honors with a licentiate degree in moral theology from Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, where he is currently a doctoral candidate.

Columbia FOCUS Missionaries

We are happy to have FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) join us, begining in the fall 2011.
Rooted in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, FOCUS was born out of a passion and zeal to share how a relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith can transform the world. Beginning with our nation's future leaders, FOCUS sends teams of young, trained missionaries to the college campus in order to reach students with the gospel, in cooperation with the univeristy parish.

Laura Scharmer (Team Director)
FOCUS Missionary laura.scharmer@focus.org

Joseph Austin
FOCUS Missionary

Dana Lange
FOCUS Missionary

Niru De Silva
FOCUS Missionary

Columbia Catholic Undergraduates (CCU) Board Members Spring 2014

Amanda Suarez (ars2209)

Amanda is a senior at Columbia College double majoring in Political Science and Hispanic Studies. Raised around the world as the daughter of an Air Force officer, she loves traveling and exploring new cultures and languages. After studying abroad her junior year in Seville, Spain, she is looking forward to soon tackling one of her lifelong dreams—hiking el Camino de Santiago de Compostela! She can be found on campus sipping a cappuccino at Joe the Art of Coffee, running in Riverside Park, and at CCM events and Bible study.

Carlos Garcia (cag2177)

Carlos is a senior at Columbia College majoring in Economics and concentrating in Computer Science. He was born in Colombia, but has lived in Europe and Asia before arriving in the United States. You will find him helping out at mass, leading Bible studies and involved with anything CCM or FOCUS related. He also enjoys salsa dancing, Latin American food and always meeting new people.

Katya Kamdani (ikk2105)
Social Chair

As an energetic and eccentric junior at Barnard College, Katya majors in Sociology, which entails observing human beings closely with a notepad. This International student expresses a passion for singing in Sunday mass, Holy Hour, and the shower. She loves photography, especially taking pictures of clown fishes and sunsets. Growing up in Jakarta, Indonesia, she enjoys Scuba Diving with turtles, sharks and dolphins. Other than preoccupying herself with schoolwork, she spends her college days leading Holy Hour every Thursday, planning and attending CCM related events, and singing in the choir during Sunday mass.

David Munevar (dmm2208)

David Munevar is a sophomore at Columbia College majoring in Art History. He can be found at Sunday mass, FOCUS bible studies, Holy Hour, and many other ministry events. David also enjoys playing soccer, going to art museums, and trying new foods. He is happy to serve as CCM's treasurer this year.

Stephanie Gozali (sfg2117)
Media Chair

Stephanie is a sophomore at Columbia College, majoring in Sociocultural Anthropology and concentrating in Jazz Studies. You might have seen her at Sunday mass, at Holy Hour, or at many of Columbia Catholic Ministry's great events! When not spending her time in Butler, Stephanie enjoys playing her saxophone, exploring Central Park, as well as attending concerts at Lincoln Center.

Cadie Naquin (cpn2116)
Event Coordinator and Outreach Chair

Cadie Naquin is a sophomore at Columbia College and has yet to declare a major. She is, however, interested in the arena of law and public policy and spent her 2013 summer working in the Legal Department at Alliance Defending Freedom, an international non-profit law firm seeking to preserve religious freedom, respect for life, and the sanctity of marriage and the family in America and abroad. While her Catholic faith is her foundation (she converted to Catholicism her senior year in high school) she also plays Varsity Women's Soccer for Columbia and is the President of Columbia Right to Life. Email prolife@columbia.edu if you are interested in issues surrounding life in American social politics!


John-Paul Mester (jpm2169)
Liturgy Chair

John Paul is a freshman in SEAS. Before coming to New York City, he lived in Austin, Texas for 5 years and Olathe, Kansas for 12 years. He has 3 younger siblings and his parents have been happily married for 20 years. His academic interests include Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Anthropology, Psychology, and Human/Organizational Development. Outside of school, John Paul likes working out, reading Thomas Merton books, watching The Office, hanging out with friends, and solving LIFE Picture Puzzles.

Klaudia Long (kgl2112)
Service Chair

Klaudia is a sophomore at Barnard College majoring in English and minoring in Spanish. Even though most of her time is dedicated to Butler Library, she also enjoys time with friends and family, being involved at church, reading, watching old movies, and experiencing New York City. She also loves doing anything new and exciting!

Arnold Hwang (ash2184)

Arnold Hwang is a senior at SEAS majoring in Biomedical Engineering in the cellular-tissue engineering track. He transferred to Columbia during his junior year and has been involved in CCM and FOCUS events ever since. He can be found in Sunday Mass, Holy Hour, bible studies and weekly social events. Arnold enjoys running especially to Trader Joe's, registaring for marathons, and reading various articles.

Columbia Catholic Graduates (CCG) Board Members

Leah Estrada
President of CCG (lve2103)

Leah is a second year graduate student at Teachers College, where she studies Economics and Education. She was actively involved in campus ministry as an undergrad, where she developed a passion for service. It lead her to serve as a volunteer two years in the Dominican Republic and now to Columbia where she is dedicated in building the graduate campus ministry.

Stephanie Holden
President of the St. Thomas More Society (seh2168)

Stephanie is a first year law student at Columbia, and she is currently enjoying it, despite the horror stories. She majored in Humanities as an undergrad and is constantly falling in love with different works of literature, pieces of art, and beautiful buildings (mostly churches). She also loves all things Catholic, and can be found at many of Columbia Catholic Ministry's great events.
The St. Thomas More Society is dedicated to building fellowship among Catholics (and interested non-Catholics), primarily through a series of monthly dinners held at the Church of Notre Dame's Merton Center.


Pedro d'Aquino
Music Director

Coming soon.

Sylvia Lefkowitz
CCM Secretary (sl2266@columbia.edu & 212-854-5110)

Sylvia is our CCM secretary. You can contact her any time by email or simply stop by 110 Earl Hall on Monday or Wednesday 10am-4pm.