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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.

Liturgy Schedule

St. Francis Xavier College Church serves as a worship space for both the University and a parish community. The parish is shepherded by Dan White, S.J. The campus ministry staff and parish staff work in tandem to provide worship and faith formation.

Sunday Masses - St. Francis Xavier College Church

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

Daily Masses - Our Lady’s Chapel, Lower College Church


  • 7:15 a.m.
  • Noon
  • 5:15 p.m.

Reconciliation - St. Francis Xavier College Church

Monday-Friday, 10:45 a.m.-noon

Saturday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Sunday 8-8:45 p.m. (when SLU is in session)

On-Campus Weekday Liturgies

You are welcome at any weekday liturgies!


Campion Society Mass: 6:15 p.m. in the Boileau Hall Chapel. Contact Fr. David Meconi, S.J. at for more information.


Upper Room (contemporary praise and worship and adoration): 9:00 p.m. in Spring Hall Chapel. Contact Michelle Verner at for more information.


Medical School Mass: 12:05 p.m. in St. Raphael Chapel (Caroline Building). Contact Christy Hicks at for more information.

Reinert Hall Mass: 9:00 p.m. in Reinert Chapel. Contact Cynthia Enghauser at for more information.

Spring Hall Mass: 9:00 p.m. in Spring Chapel. Contact Fr. Joe Laramie, S.J. at for more information.


Fusz Hall Mass: 9:00 p.m. in Fusz Hall Chapel.

Eucharistic Adoration: after Fusz Hall Mass until 8:00 a.m. Friday. Contact Fr. David Meconi, S.J. at for more information.

Griesedieck/Grand Hall Mass: 9:00 p.m. in Griesedieck Chapel. Contact Jim Roach at for more information.



Rosary: 9:00am & Mass 9:15am in Boileau Hall Chapel. Contact Fr. David Meconi, S.J. at for more information.

University Community Liturgies

  • Mass of the Holy Spirit: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
  • All Souls' Memorial Mass: Monday, Nov. 4, 2019
  • Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • Baccalaureate Mass: Thursday, May 14, 2020 (TBD)

Liturgical Ministries

At Saint Louis University, we invite everyone to fully participate in the Liturgies of the Word and Eucharist. At SLU, student servers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy Communion and hospitality ministers support the 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday Masses.

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 Erin Schmidt at for more information.

Sunday Mass Choir

Cantors, singers and instrumentalists are wanted for Sunday Masses and other liturgical services that are supported by a mix of mainstream, traditional and contemporary liturgical music led by volunteer student singers and instrumentalists.

When school is in session, a small ensemble leads the music for the 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass, and a large choir and orchestra leads the assembly for the 9 p.m. Sunday Mass. The choir rehearses each Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in College Church. The orchestra rehearses at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays. Contact Choir Director Sally Iocca at for more information.

Upper Room

Lift your spirit alongside other faithful Billikens during praise services in Spring Hall chapel every Tuesday at 9 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 Michelle Verner at for more information.