Dominican University is a diverse, relationship-centered community rooted in the twin values of caritas veritas. In these challenging days in which we are experiencing physical distancing, strain and anxiety, we want to affirm and nurture compassion and concern for the common good at the heart of our mission. In the unfolding weeks, we will continue to provide resources for connection, care, spiritual and emotional nourishment, service and advocacy from which every member of our university community might draw and into which every one of us might contribute as our own needs, abilities, and concerns arise.

We are a people of hope. We know that we will be together again. In this in between time, here are some ways we can remain in relationship, reach out in compassion, and even find opportunity for laughter and celebration.

Thanks to the team that is meeting regularly to create and gather these resources: Claire Noonan, Jeff Carlson, Norah Collins Pienta, Elizabeth Collier, John DeCostanza, Mary Pat Fallon, Rachel Hart Winter, Roberta McMahon, Sr. Rhonda Miska, OP, Sheila Radford-Hill, and Joy Wilder.


DU Caritas: Virtual Pastoral Care with Mission and Ministry Staff

The Division of Mission & Ministry invites all students, faculty and staff to take advantage of DU Caritas, our one-on-one virtual conversation platform. Sign-up for 15 minutes, 30 minutes or an hour to check-in. We’re here to listen. Utilize the time to speak your needs, share ideas, engage in spiritual direction, or simply catch up. Click the following link to sign up: DU Caritas. We look forward to speaking with you.

In addition, Dominican University Ministers can be reached by email for pastoral care

John DeCostanza, Director of University Ministry, sends e-mail)
Tara Segal, Assistant Director of University Ministry, sends e-mail)
Amy Omi, University Minister for Liturgy and the Arts, sends e-mail)
Sr. Rhonda Miska, OP, University Minister, sends e-mail)
Rachel Hart Winter, Director of the Siena Center, sends e-mail)
Claire Noonan, Vice President for Mission and Ministry, sends e-mail)

Stay Connected to the Division of Mission and Ministry

Stay tuned for weekly posts, preaching, prayers and reflections by Ministry staff, Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, students and friends.

DUMinistry YouTube channel
University Ministry Website
Siena Center

Virtual Worship Opportunities
Masses and Language Specific Worship Offered by the Archdiocese of Chicago

Beginning March 21, Masses celebrated at Holy Name Cathedral will be posted in English, Spanish and Polish on the Archdiocese’s YouTube channel.

Mass with the Sisters at Sinsinawa Mound

Join the Dominican Sisters at Sinsinawa for Mass. Videos of the livestreamed services can be viewed at:

Prayer through CRU

Chicagoland CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ International)
Weekly Prayer Meeting
Tuesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 

City-Wide Weekly CRU Meeting
Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.
Contact Elizabeth Sampson with questions 419-953-5486

Live Service through Heritage International Christian Church, Chicago

Sundays, 10:00 a.m.

Bible Class with Rev. Marshall Hatch at New Mount Pilgrim Church, Chicago

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Livestream: New Mount Pilgrim

Other Live Christian Worship and Events

Christian World Media

Worship for the Muslim Community

24/7 live streaming of the Holy Mosque in Mecca.

Makom Solel Lakeside, daily programs of inspiration and learning in the Jewish tradition

This is the zoom link you click at the time of the program.

Interfaith Resources