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Fr. David J. Ruchinski, Student Cehter Director

St Augustine Catholic Student Center

University of Florida

1738 West University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32603
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Phone: 352-372-3533
Fax: 352-378-9010

Student Population:
Approx. Catholic
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Welcome to St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center

The Home of the Catholic Gators!

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Our mission is to bring Christ to the campus community and the campus community to Christ.

Welcome from the Catholic campus ministry team at UF! Our campus minstry program is based just across the street from the University of Florida campus at the St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center. Our student center is in Hurley Hall, located just behind the main buildings of the church. 

On a weekly basis we offer numerous faith sharing small groups, both in English and Spanish, which meet during the week at different locations on the church and student center campus. 

In addition, we have our weekly large-group ministry, Newman Club. Newman Club meets every Tuesday evening after the 5:30pm mass in the lounge adjacent to the church for free dinner and fellowship! It is a great opportunity to meet other Catholic Gators! 

Catholic Student Fellowship (CSF) is our ministry that hosts social events and guest speakers. These events happen at different points throughout the semester.

Nueva Alianza, our Hispanic Student Ministry, offers socials and other events that are rooted in Hispanic culture. These are open to everyone, and it’s a great way to meet people of different cultures!

Every semester the Alpha retreat takes place. Alpha is a three-day weekend retreat. It is a chance to spend some time away from the craziness of college life and get to know more about yourself, deepen your relationship with God, and learn more about the awesome student community here at St. Augustine’s.

Each spring semester you have the chance to attend the F.I.R.E retreat. F.I.R.E stands for Faith In Receiving the Eucharist, and as the name suggests, this is a Eucharistic-centered weekend designed for you to personally encounter Jesus and grow in your intimacy with God. This is a weekend free from life’s distractions so you are able to redirect your focus to the only One who can provide perfect mercy and peace!

We look forward every semester to welcoming new students into the community and helping them grow closer to Jesus. If you have any questions at all, please contact either of our campus ministers, Ashley and Sandy, at and respectively.


Mass Times

Daily Mass:  12:00pm and 5:30pm           

Daily Rosary:  11:25am

Weekend Mass Schedule: Vigil: 5:30pm; Sunday: 9:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm (EspaƱol), 5:30pm, 7:30pm

Liturgy of the Hours: Morning Prayer: M-F 8:30am;  Evening Prayer: M-F 5:00pm; Night Prayer: M-F 10:00pm, Sunday: 9:00pm

Adoration Times

Holy Hours:  Monday 7:00pm, Wednesday 4:30pm, Thursday 8:15am

First Friday of each month with All Night Exposition scheduled quarterly.


Confession Times

Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm or by appointment.



Newman Connection members associated with this campus


Programming information not provided

United In Prayer

Total UIP Points: 1
UIP Rank: 78 / 1498

Members United In Prayer: