Campus Community

Office of Campus Ministry

About the Department

The campus ministry department at Benedictine University Mesa focuses on each individual student, guiding them in their faith formation during their time at the school through ministry activities, bible and faith studies and worship services. It also ensures that the University fulfills its mission as a Catholic and Benedictine institution, enriching the faith life of the campus as a whole.

About the Staff

Rob Curtis, Director of Campus Ministry

Rob Curtis is currently the Director of Campus Ministry and Adjunct Theology Faculty at Benedictine University Mesa. He has spent his entire adult life serving the Church in youth ministry, campus ministry, adult faith formation, and teaching at parishes and schools in the Dioceses of Phoenix and Salt Lake City. Rob holds Masters degrees in Pastoral Theology, Secondary Education, and Educational Leadership. While Rob is truly humbled to be able to serve Christ in the numerous ways he has been called, none mean more to him than his vocation as a husband to Carrie and father to his daughters, Taylor and Molly.

Fr. James Aboyi, Campus Chaplain

Fr. James was appointed chaplain of BenU Mesa back in 2015 by the Diocese of Phoenix and also serves at Holy Cross Parish in Mesa. He is responsible for providing access to the sacraments for the University’s Catholic students and spiritual counseling for students of all faiths.

Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament

The Chapel, located across from the Student Success Center provides a quiet spot for reflection and prayer for Benedictine University students, faculty and staff and is open for use during school hours.

Liturgical Offerings
Mass Times

Community Room
12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.


Immediately following Friday mass in the Chapel


Wednesday & Friday

Father James' Office
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Morning Prayer

8:15 a.m.

Campus Ministry Offerings

Peer Ministry

Information coming soon.

Faith-Sharing Groups

The Story of Salvation Bible Study – Fridays, 10:00-11:30 AM in the Student Programs Room (Just added: Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM)

An introductory Bible Study that examines God’s bigger plan in Scripture and helps participants discover their place in the story of salvation.

ALPHA – Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM in the Student Programs Room

Alpha is an exciting, 8-week series exploring the Christian faith, and it is designed to ask the deeper questions of life in order to foster conversation.

Students of all faiths, and no faith, are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Food is offered and there is no cost, but if you’re interested, email me back to RSVP.

Catholic 101 – Wednesdays, 12:45-2:00 PM in the Student Programs Room

This series focuses on different aspects of the Catholic faith, helping those interested in learning more about the faith, or wanting to dive deeper, a place to discover the richness of the Catholic faith.


Information coming soon.

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Upcoming Events

Edible Book Fest
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Edible Book Fest

Date: April 09

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Janet Forde    (480) 878-7514

Event Description:

Create a food dish based on your favorite book!


Judging will be at 12:00 p.m. in the South Lobby on April 9. Entries should be made from foodish materials, but don’t have to be edible at the time of judgement.


Ideas abound on Google and Pintrest.

Admitted Student Day
Mesa Branch Campus
9:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Event Details

Admitted Student Day

Date: April 13

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:45 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Doug Potter | Gianne Francisco    (480) 878-6709 | (602) 888-5508 |

Event Description:


9:00 a.m. – Check-in

9:30 a.m. – Welcome

  • Introduction to teams and team leaders
  • Next steps


10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Meet with Faculty and Advisors

  • General education requirement
  • Academic programs
  • Placement test
  • Faculty introductions


10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. – Meet with Student Services and Support Staff


Rotation 1 - 10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

  • Career Services – Shay Masterson, Career Success Coordinator


Rotation 2 - 11:05 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

  • Financial Aid – Louise Capellan-Adams, Financial Aid Counselor


Rotation 3 - 11:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


  • Student Life- Rob Curtis, Director of Campus Ministry
  • Kevin Broeckling, Executive Vice President
  • Janet Forde, Branch Director, Mesa Campus

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Campus tour / tour of Downtown Mesa and scavenger hunt (optional)


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