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Care for the Entire Person

Have you heard the term cura personalis? It’s not just another old Latin phrase here at Saint Louis University; it’s an expression that forms the core of how we nurture spiritual life in our community.

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  • Our first 8 p.m. Student Mass of the 2021-2022 academic year will be Sunday, August 22 in St. Francis Xavier College Church.
  • Students serve the SLU worshiping community as ministers of hospitality, servers, lectors and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Student ministers who have been trained usually participate in the Sunday 4:30 and 8 p.m. Masses in College Church. Complete this interest form to receive more information about liturgical minister training in the fall semester.
  • If you are musically inclined (or wish you were!), consider joining our award-winning Mass Choir. SLU's student Mass Choir provides the music for the 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Masses on Sundays at College Church. Our musical selections follow the spirit of the readings for each week with an eclectic mix of traditional hymns, contemporary Christian music, and choral arrangements. We welcome any SLU student (undergraduate, graduate, alumni) who enjoys making music and is open to our church setting to come sing and play with us. Contact Choir Director Sally Iocca or fill out this interest form to have someone contact you with more information about the choir. Check out a sample of some of our songs on the SLU Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.
  • Join us for our 2021 Ministry Fair, which will be held Tuesday, August 24 from 7-9 p.m. in front of Wuller Hall. Meet the campus ministers and affiliate ministers, learn about our programming, and meet other students who are involved in ministry programs.
  • Looking to connect with ministers or organizations that represent your particular religious tradition? Complete this form.
  • Fresh Look is a weekend retreat just for new SLU students. The Fall Fresh Look will be September 17-19. Contact Jim Roach for more information or register here.
  • The Journey Program builds small communities of students who gather regularly to pray in the Ignatian tradition, reflect on their lives, and support one another. Contact Becca Muder or complete the  Journey Program Interest Form.
  • Applications for Spring Break Immersion Experiences will be available the week of September 20, 2021. In the meantime, check out some information about the Immersion Program or complete the Spring Break Immersion Program Interest Form.
  • Registration for the Ignite! retreat is open now. Held October 8-10, 2021 at Manresa Retreat Center, this retreat offers an introduction to some of the key aspects of Ignatian Spirituality in a group setting. During the retreat, participants will be invited to explore the Ignatian pillars of prayer, discernment, reconciliation, and “Finding God in All Things” through talks, large group activities, small group discussion, and personal reflection. Register here or contact Erin Schmidt for more information.

Mass Options

Saint Francis Xavier College Church   

Sunday Mass

8 a.m.
10:30 a.m. (Livestream available)

Weekly Mass

Monday-Friday at 7:15 am and noon. 

Weekly Confessions

Monday-Friday, 10:45 a.m. – noon.

Chapels on Campus

All chapels in the residence halls are currently open for personal prayer.  Please wear masks and observe physical distancing. All residence hall Masses are at 5:15 p.m.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis also has opportunities for in-person Sunday Mass.  Located at 4431 Lindell Blvd., just four blocks west of Lindell Boulevard and Vandeventer Avenue. Mass times include:

Saturday:  5 p.m. Sunday Vigil Mass

Sunday:  8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.