Aquinas Institute / Princeton’s Catholic Campus Ministry - Chaplaincy

The Aquinas Institute is Princeton’s University’s Catholic Campus Ministry.  It welcomes all students no matter their faith to experience the vitality and life of the Catholic Community at Princeton University.  It serves the Catholic students as it strives to assist in the integration of the spiritual, social and academic aspects of their university life in a faithful and engaged Catholic community.  It strives to share the richness of the Catholic intellectual tradition and its cultural legacy with the Princeton University community.  The Aquinas Institute aspires to be a place where students can encounter Christ and grow in their relationship with their God. 


Monsignor Thomas Mullelly 

Msgr. Mullelly is the Aquinas Institute’s interim Chaplain and Director. He is also the Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life of the Diocese of Trenton. He was Chaplain and Director of the Aquinas community from 1995-2011 and is an honorary class member of the Princeton Classes of 1997, 2006 and 2011. He as served the Diocese of Trenton proudly for 39 years. He is also a lawyer and served as a lecturer in the Department of Politics covering topics on Constitutional interpretation and Civil liberties. It is a pleasure to have Monsignor Mullelly back on campus!

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Mass and Confession

Please check for mass and confession schedule, and events.

Easter Message

Aquinas Institute Holy Hour, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9pm(EST)

 Please join the Princeton University Community for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration livestreamed via Zoom.



Office: Aquinas House, 24 Charlton Street, Princeton

Office Phone: 609-924-1820

Campus Office: Murray-Dodge 302