Spiritual Services

The University of Sudbury (formerly Collège du Sacré Coeur) was founded in 1913 by the Jesuits, a Catholic religious order of priests and brothers. Upholding the Jesuit tradition of the University of Sudbury, Spiritual Services works toward building community rooted in faith and spirituality, traditions that are essential to the development of all people and an important part of campus life.

We provide support in both French and English languages, as well as offer counselling services by Indigenous Traditional Resource Persons. This diverse approach respects a variety of ways to question intellectually, to develop personally, to grow spiritually and to act freely, so as to discern the meaning of one’s life within the greater human community. One does not have to be Catholic to benefit from Spiritual Services.

Members of the Laurentian Federation can benefit from the services offered by Spiritual Services at the University of Sudbury; these include:
  • Personal counselling
  • Pastoral counselling and spiritual direction
  • Worship and liturgical prayer
  • Group reflection and discussion
  • Development of leadership and study skills
  • Community outreach and social justice initiatives
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • International opportunities
  • Good Food Box
  • A friendly and nurturing space for those who need spiritual and emotional comfort

Guest speakers are also welcomed throughout the academic year, and opportunities for visiting various faith traditions are offered. Through collaboration with other faith leaders and student services on campus, joint programs covering relevant topics, such as anti-bullying and promoting healthy living, may also be offered.


Fr. David Shulist, S.J.
Director of Spiritual Services
705-673-5661, ext. 155
room 155
          Fr. Ron Perron, S.J.
705-673-5661, ext. 161
room 164
Carmen Bertrand
Engaged Learning Coordinator
705-673-5661, ext.310
room 171 (located in the Ludger & Amanda Michel
University Commons, 1st floor at UofS)
  Traditional Resource Persons Services
offered in collaboration with Indigenous Student Affairs (ISA)
at Laurentian University

705-675-1151, ext. 4052 (ISA)
Room 156 (at UofS)

Mass Hours
Mass is offered at the St-Ignatius of Loyola Chapel, located at the University of Sudbury, from September 3, 2017 to April 29, 2018.
  • Sundays at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, at 12:10 p.m.

Conversation and counseling
At the University of Sudbury, members of the university community are able to access this service.  Everyone’s experiences are valuable and filled with meaning.  By connecting with a confidential listener, one can explore personal and spiritual matters, share their experiences, make connections, and discover a deeper meaning of what has/is happening in that given moment.

Through conversation and counseling, one might:
  • learn how to discern options
  • seek the greater good
  • figure out what to do in any given moment
  • unravel life experiences to achieve greater clarity
  • find peace at a time of hurt, loss or tragedy
We each walk this path in life uniquely, but we do not have to walk it alone. We all need to be listened to and to be heard.

Development and Peace Student Group
Our student-led, social justice group focuses on international development issues, and learns about social concerns of poverty, hunger, solidarity, and respect for the Earth, among others. This initiative is based on a national group which encourages us to help responsibly the world’s poor and disadvantaged, either by urging those in power and who are more fortunate to implement change, or by donating time, money and support for a better world. It is a great way to meet other active, engaged and motivated people, and even participate in an international exposure trip to another country.

This group supports the ShareLent campaign, and hosts an annual ThinkFAST event - a 25-hour educational and fundraising fast.

For more information, or to join the Development and Peace student group at the University of Sudbury, please contact Fr. David Shulist at dshulist@usudbury.ca / 705-673-5661, ext. 155. You may also wish to visit the Development and Peace Caritas Canada website.  

Films for Thought
We host a film series that screens thought-provoking films and/or documentaries on a variety of pertinent contemporary themes, with opportunities for discussion afterwards. The films for this academic year are:
  • THE MASK YOU LIVE IN – Monday, September 25, 2017 – 6 p.m. – room 110
  • MIGRANT DREAMS – Monday, October 30, 2017 – 6 p.m. – room 110 
  • SILENCE – Monday, January 29, 2018 – 6 p.m. – room 110 (UP NEXT)
  • A PLASTIC OCEAN – Monday, March 5, 2018 – 6 p.m. – room 110