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Pray: Prayer and Worship

Prayer and worship are central elements of any faith. For Catholics, the celebration of the Eucharist is the source and summit of the community’s life and mission around the world and at ΘνΓΓΙη.

In addition to providing opportunities for Catholic Mass and other communal prayer, ΘνΓΓΙη’s Department of Campus Ministry connects students of different faith traditions to vibrant congregations across the St. Louis area.

A Mass participant receives ashes on her forehead from a priest.

Students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend any of the available Ash Wednesday Lenten services that are offered around the University.

Liturgical Ministries

At ΘνΓΓΙη, we invite everyone to fully participate in the Liturgies of the Word and Eucharist. Campus Ministry trains student servers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and hospitality ministers who support the Campus Ministry 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. student Masses during the academic year.

Campus Ministry also coordinates the Mass of the Holy Spirit, All Souls' Memorial Mass, Ash Wednesday and Baccalaureate Mass.

Training programs are offered during the fall semester. We do require a reorientation for those who have been trained at their home parishes and dioceses. Fill out form to be contacted about liturgical minister training for ΘνΓΓΙη Student and University Masses.

Sunday Mass Choir

Volunteer student cantors, singers, and instrumentalists are invited to participate at Sunday Masses and other liturgical services supporting a mix of mainstream, traditional, and contemporary liturgical music.

When school is in session during the academic year, a small ensemble leads the music for the 4:30 pm. Sunday Mass, and a large choir and orchestra lead the assembly for ΘνΓΓΙη's Sunday Evening Student Mass. The choir rehearses from 6 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday and at 7:30 p.m., Sunday in College Church. Contact Choir Director Sally Iocca at sally.iocca@slu.edu for more information.

Upper Room

Lift your spirit alongside other faithful Billikens during praise services in the Jesuit Center chapel every Tuesday following the 8 p.m. Mass. Contemporary music, heart-changing preaching, and Eucharistic Adoration make for an exhilarating prayer experience. Come worship and pray with the body of Christ.

Contact Liturgy Coordinator Julia Erdlen at julia.erdlen@slu.edu or Assistant Director Erin Fitzpatrick at erin.fitzpatrick@slu.edu for more information.

Liturgy Schedule

St. Francis Xavier College Church serves as a worship space for both the University and parish community. The parish is shepherded by Katie Jansen, Parish Administrator, and Fr. Tim McMahon, S.J., Canonical Pastor.

Sunday Masses – St. Francis Xavier College Church

College Church celebrates Masses at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. During the academic year, the Department of Campus Ministry runs the 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Masses. 

Daily Masses and Liturgical Opportunities

Monday

  • 7:15 a.m. – College Church
  • Noon - College Church
  • 12:15 p.m. - Scott Hall Chapel (School of Law)
  • 6 p.m. – Boileau Hall Chapel

Tuesday

  • 7:15 a.m. – College Church
  • Noon - College Church
  • 8 p.m. - Jesuit Center Chapel, followed by Upper Room Contemporary Praise and Worship and Adoration

Wednesday

  • 7:15 a.m. – College Church
  • Noon - College Church
  • 8 p.m. - Boileau Hall Chapel

Thursday

  • 7:15 a.m. – College Church
  • Noon - College Church
  • 12:05 pm - St. Raphael Chapel, Schwitalla Hall, South Campus
  • 8 p.m. - Jesuit Center Chapel

Friday

  • 7:15 a.m. – College Church
  • Noon - College Church
  • 3 p.m. - Boileau Hall Chapel

Saturday

  • 9:15 a.m. - Boileau Hall Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation – St. Francis Xavier College Church

  • 10:45 a.m. – Noon, Monday-Friday