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Fr Gordon Reigle, Pastor

St John Student Center

Michigan State University

327 MAC Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823
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Phone: 517-337-9778

Student Population:
Approx. Catholic
Student Population:


Mission Statement

We are a Roman Catholic parish in a university community, 
joining students of all ages, joining people
from all walks of life
and  from all corners of the world
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


Vision Statement

As a Eucharistic people, we nurture spiritual growth through worship,
evangelization, stewardship, education, service, justice,
outreach and  hospitality.



Mass Times

Sunday – 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, *5:00 pm, 7:00 pm

*5:00pm Mass is dropped when MSU is on holiday & summer break

Monday, Wednesday – 5:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday – 8:45pm (resumes Aug 29 for Fall Semester)

Friday – 12:15pm


Adoration Times

4:00pm Monday & Wednesday (year-round)

7:30pm Tuesdays during the Academic Year 

Confession Times

4pm Monday, Wednesday prior to 5:30pm Mass (year-round)

11am Friday prior to the 12:15pm Mass (year-round)

7:30pm Tuesdays during the Academic Year



Coming up:

Freshman Ignite
Friday September 6, 2019

We offer a special evening retreat and welcome to our Catholic Spartan Freshmen. The retreat is put on my sophomores to help you transition into college and get to know the MANY opportunities available at St. John Catholic Student Center. Freshmen are put into groups by dorm complex (East, Brody, South, MAPS, River Trail, North) so that they get to bond with other Catholic Spartans who live near them- and can form walking groups to Mass for the rest of the year.

Priesthood Discernment Group
Sept 9, 2019 & following every other Monday

College men who are open to discerning priesthood or religious life are invited to meet with our parish associate pastors to discuss the path to following God's call to a life of ministry. This year, men will meet with Fr Gary ( Meetings are every other Monday at 6:00pm.

Fall Undergraduate Retreat
Oct 11-13, 2019

All undergraduate students are welcome to join us for our Fall weekend retreat at the beautiful Bethany House in DeWitt, MI. Every semester approximately 100 MSU students join us for some rest, relaxation, learning about the Catholic faith and an opportunity to grow in relationship with God and one another. Mass and Sacrament of Reconciliation are always available. Cost is $60. Scholarships available.

Campus Small Groups
-Every residential neighborhood on campus and one off campus
-Scripture centered, with occasional social nights and guest speakers
-Email Taylor ( to connect to a group in or near your dorm!

Upperclassmen Discernment Retreat
January 17-19, 2020

College juniors & seniors are invited to join us for a weekend retreat focused on discernment skills. You will have the opportunity to discern your own spiritual charisms (a deepening of your experience of the Sacrament of Confirmation), learn habits of Ignatian Discernment and spend time inviting God into your post-graduation life decisions.

Please see our webpage for more information about our MANY programs, such as:

  • Music Ministry-Collegiate Ensemble
  • Discernment Groups for those interested in learning more about Priesthood or Religious Life
  • Theotokos Women's Group & College Men's Group
  • Alternative Spring Breaks
  • Evening Student Masses
  • Sunday Suppers
  • Bible Studies
  • Catholic Book Clubs
  • ESTEEM Program
  • Lectures on Catholic Intellectual Life
  • and more!


United In Prayer

Total UIP Points: 42
UIP Rank: 4 / 1487

Members United In Prayer: