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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.

Ash Wednesday services

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

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

Liturgical Ministries

At Saint Louis University, 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 9:00 p.m. student Masses during the academic year. 

Additionally, students may participate in at any of our 9:00 p.m. residence hall weekday Masses (Reinert, Griesedieck, Spring, Grand, Fusz).  If you are interested in these Masses, please see the Campus Minister in your building.

Campus Ministry also coordinates the Mass of the Holy Spirit, All Soul’s 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.  Contact Liturgy Coordinator Erin Schmidt at erin.schmidt@slu.edu for more information.

Sunday Mass Choir

Volunteer student cantors, singers, and instrumentalists are invited to participate at Sunday Masses and other liturgical services which support 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 the 9:00 p.m. Sunday Mass.  The choir rehearses each Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in College Church.  The orchestra rehearses at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays.  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 Spring Hall chapel every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.  Contemporary music, heart-changing preaching, and Eucharistic Adoration make for an exhilarating prayer experience.  Come worship and pray as the body of Christ.

Contact Director Sue Chawszczewski at susanne.chawszczewski@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 Fr. Dan White, SJ. 

Sunday Masses – St. Francis Xavier College Church

5:30 p.m. Saturday (anticipatory)
8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.*
9:00 p.m. (when SLU is in session)*

*During the academic year, the Department of Campus Ministry runs the 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Masses.  During breaks and the summer, College Church runs the 4:30 p.m. Mass and there is no 9:00 p.m. Mass.

Daily Masses and Liturgical Opportunities

Mondays

  • 7:15 a.m. – Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon – SLU Hospital Chapel, Third Floor, Desloge Tower
  • 5:15 p.m. - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • 6:15 p.m. – Boileau Hall Chapel

Tuesdays

  • 7:15 a.m. – Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon – SLU Hospital Chapel, Third Floor, Desloge Tower
  • 5:15 p.m. - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • 9:00 p.m. – Upper Room Contemporary Praise and Worship and Adoration
  • 9:00 p.m. - Grand Hall Chapel

Wednesdays

  • 7:15 a.m. – Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon – SLU Hospital Chapel, Third Floor, Desloge Tower
  • Noon – Law School Chapel (7th Floor of Scott Hall)
  • 12:05 p.m. – Medical School Chapel (St. Raphael Chapel, 2nd Floor, Schwitalla Hall, South Campus)
  • 5:15 p.m. - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • 9:00 p.m. – Reinert Hall Chapel
  • 9:00 p.m. – Spring Hall Chapel

Thursdays

  • 7:15 a.m. – Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon – SLU Hospital Chapel, Third Floor, Desloge Tower
  • 5:15 p.m. - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • 9:00 p.m. – Fusz Hall Chapel
  • 9:00 p.m. – Griesedieck Hall Chapel

Fridays

  • 7:15 a.m. – Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church
  • Noon – SLU Hospital Chapel, Third Floor, Desloge Tower
  • 5:15 p.m. - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church

Saturdays

  • 9:15 a.m. – Boileau Hall Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation – St. Francis Xavier College Church

  • Monday-Friday: 10:45 a.m. – Noon
  • Saturday: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday:  8:00-8:45 p.m. (when SLU is in session)

Eucharistic Adoration

  • Upper Room Contemporary Praise and Worship and Adoration
    • Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m.
    • Spring Hall Chapel
  • Adoration
    • Thursday 3:00 p.m. – Friday 3:00 p.m. with Benediction and Mass following (on first Fridays, Benediction will be at 11:00 a.m.)  Sign up at http://adorationpro.org/slu
    • Boileau Hall Chapel

University Community Liturgies

·         Mass of the Holy Spirit:  Thursday, August 29, 2019

·         All Souls’ Memorial Mass:  Monday, November 4, 2019

·         Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

·         Baccalaureate Mass:  Thursday, May 14, 2020