Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Youth Ministry

The purpose of the UC Engineering Youth Ministry is to accept all those who want to participate and collaborate, creating instances in which the Christian spirit can be shared and grow. This group acts as missionaries of faith within our School, collaborating on activities for the University community in conjunction with the Office of Youth Ministry and Christian Culture of the Universidad Católica.

The UC Engineering Youth Ministry includes students, instructors, and other School personnel that work together on ministry activities held throughout the year within the University community.


  • Campus Missions – permanently
  • Mass – every day between 1:00-1:30 pm
  • Veneration of Saints – every day between 12:00 and 1:00 pm and Thursdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
  • Confessions – every day between 12:30 and 2:00 pm
  • Rosary Prayers – every Thursday between 1:30 and 2:55 pm
  • Communities of Life – during the lunch hour and/or after the working day
  • Spiritual Guidance – provided by pastoral counselors
  • Educational workshops, talks, and courses
  • Sacraments and retreats
  • UC Service
  • Missions
  • Large Liturgical Celebrations – held throughout the year, bringing together students, staff, and instructors

Youth Ministry Members


  • José Ignacio Sánchez, Coordinator


  • Ángel Abusleme, Youth Ministry Advisor
  • Miguel Torres, Technology Director

Administrative Personnel

  • Alberto Lillo, Youth Ministry Coordinator
  • Elena Cornejo, Youth Ministry Coordinator
  • Francisco Baeza, Youth Ministry Coordinator
  • Gianina Merello, Youth Ministry Coordinator
  • Gloria Escobar, Youth Ministry Coordinator
  • Jéssica Díaz, Youth Ministry Coordinator
  • Marcela Berrios, Youth Ministry Coordinator

UC Engineering Collaborators

  • Pilar Martínez, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Cecilia Meza, Department of Mining Engineering
  • María Inés Valdebenito, Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses
  • Alejandra Valdivia, Department of Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Josefina Uribe, Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Shester Cancino, Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
  • Edith Garrido Department of Construction Engineering and Management
  • Ise De Smet, Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering
  • Pamela Gorostiaga, Dean’s Office
  • Cinthia Bernal, CAi
  • Fernanda Kattan, Office of Graduate Studies

Contact: pastoral-ingenieriauc@ing.puc.cl