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CFCs are facilitated entirely by peer leaders. Students of all faith backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to join our vibrant community! We are one of the largest student organizations on campus with approximately 200 students involved every year.

Mission Statement: We form an intentional, student-led community that inspires and connects individuals through meaningful conversations, reflections, and actions rooted in the Jesuit values of spirituality, community, and service as we grow in faith together as one John Carroll community.

Applications are now OPEN to sign up for CFC's the 2019-2020 Academic Year! You will be notified of your group by the third week in September. APPLY HERE!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact anyone on our Leadership Team:

Lucia Bonacchi, President (lbonacchi20@jcu.edu)
Elizabeth Fraas, Event Coordinator (efraas20@jcu.edu)
Mary Rose Flynn, Spiritual Chair (mflynn20@jcu.edu)

“To reveal myself openly and honestly takes the rawest kind of courage.”

– Rev. John Powell, S.J.

Goals for Small Faith Communities

We hope to create a wonderful, faith-filled weekly experience for our members. It is our overall goal that each participant will feel more committed to his/her faith after having completed a year in a CFC. In order to do this, we aspire to guide our members toward achieving the following five goals:

The student:

  • Learns to cultivate a habit of reflection
  • Understands the importance of a faith community to help develop his/her spirituality through reflection and conversation
  • Is familiar with Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuit mission of the University
  • Has a basic understanding of how faith and culture interact

CFCA: Carroll Faith Community for Athletes

CFCA is a unique opportunity for student-athletes at John Carroll University to grow in a faith community that strives to build upon personal reflection. This platform is for student-athletes to deepen their faith through prayer, Bible studies, and individual and group dialogue. CFCA will integrate faith, athletics, and the realities of a student-athletes’ everyday life. Student-athletes of all faith backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to join our community! The current leader is graduating in 2019 so we are looking for new leaders to take over this community. If interested, please contact Anne: amcginness@jcu.edu.