Liturgy, Sacraments and Prayer

Mass is held every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy

Each Sunday evening, students and staff gather in the Chapel of Mercy to celebrate God's greatest gift to his Church, the Eucharist. Many say that it's the best hour of the week. There’s something about having Mass in the evening which feels relaxed and unhurried—a great gift in our busy, noisy lives.

Coming together for Mass wraps up the Mount Mercy weekend. At the same time, our worship announces a new week with new challenges just ahead. Eucharist brings us together in community so that we can say thanks to God, listen to his Word, open ourselves to the gift of love and forgiveness and receive the body and blood of the risen Lord.

Of course, celebrating well means that lots of people are involved. Mass at Mount Mercy is a community event. Students are actively involved in the pews, as well as by carrying out several liturgical ministries. They serve as lectors, ministers of Holy Communion, greeters and musicians. Being a liturgical minister is a great way to share the gifts that God has given to you and at the same time a way to participate more fully in the Mass than ever before.

After Mass, the celebration continues with a social gathering in the Campus Ministry lobby. There are always refreshments to keep the socializing going.

Mass Schedule

Celebration of the Eucharist is open to all at the following times:

  • Sunday Evenings: 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy (during the academic year)
  • Sunday Mornings: 8:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Convent Chapel (all year round)
  • Wednesdays: 12:05 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy (all year round)
  • Daily (except Mondays & Saturdays): 9:00 a.m. in the Convent Chapel 

Other Prayer and Scripture Opportunities

Reconciliation (Celebration of Penance/Confession): before or after Masses or by appointment by calling  319-363-1323 ext. 1848.