Prayer is one of the four pillars of the Dominican Order and is a significant part of life at Dominican University. Come experience communal prayer and contemplation with other members of our community as we learn and grow in faith and understanding together. Everyone belongs! 

Prayer in Rosary Chapel and the Interfaith Prayer Rooms during COVID-19
Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Rooms

The Interfaith Prayer Spaces at Dominican University are available by reservation to all students, staff, and faculty for personal prayer, meditation, and reflection.  The Main Campus Interfaith Prayer Room is located on the second floor of Mazzuchelli Hall, adjacent to the Noonan Reading Room and Rosary Chapel. The Priory Campus Interfaith Prayer Room is located on the first floor just inside the Main Entrance on the left. Please sign-out a key and reserve your time by visiting the Welcome and Information Desk, located at both Lewis and Aquinas Halls (Main & Priory Campus).  If a staff member is not available to assist you, please call security at 524-5999 to request that the room be unlocked.  

Rosary Chapel

Rosary Chapel is open for private prayer and Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. In addition, the Chapel will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm for private prayer. On Sundays, Rosary Chapel will open at 3 p.m. prior to our weekly 4 p.m. Sunday Mass. In accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines, you must reserve a seat in Rosary Chapel prior to the Saturday before the Sunday Mass in order to attend.  

Mass and Sacraments
Mass Schedule  

Share in the celebration of the Eucharist every Sunday by registering to attend our 4 p.m. student-led Mass. Liturgies will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page and DUMinistry YouTube channel

Fall 2020 Mass Dates:  
August 30,  Mass of the Holy Spirit  
September 13 
September 20 
September 27 
October 4 
October 11, Latiné Heritage Mass 
October 18 
November 1, Solemnity of All Saints - Memorial Mass, 11am (No 4pm Mass)
November 8 
November 15 
November 22 

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered by appointment on Sundays when Mass is scheduled, between 3 p.m.-4 p.m. If you would like more information about receiving the sacrament, or to schedule a time, please contact Amy Omi.

Sacrament of Confirmation and Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) 

Students, staff, and faculty who are interested in deepening their Catholic identity through the sacrament of Confirmation are invited to visit with a University Ministry staff member. Together we can arrange a process that will suit your specific needs as you prepare to receive this Sacrament while attending Dominican University. Those who are interested in formally joining the Catholic community or who have already been baptized into the Catholic Church and would now like to receive the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation are invited to visit with a University Ministry staff member. The process of RCIA, or the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, may be the right fit for you. Through this process of initiation, you will journey with others as you explore, learn about, and are formed in the faith, the community, and the mission of the Catholic Church. 

Liturgical Ministries

Liturgy at Dominican University is driven and facilitated by our students. Get involved in our prayer life through leadership in art & environment, hospitality, or by becoming a Eucharistic minister, lector, cantor or sacristan. Dominican University offers opportunities to train as a liturgical musician as well. If you are interested in finding your place in a particular ministry or would like to learn more about how you can contribute to the liturgy, please contact University Minister for Liturgy & the Arts,  Amy Omi