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Spiritual Life at Mary

The Saint John Paul II Center for University Ministry is located in the Benedictine Center. University Ministry serves the spiritual needs of the entire University of Mary community. It offers a broad range of programs designed to promote an integrated spiritual life and a culture of prayerful discernment, encounter, and evangelization.

University Ministry at the University of Mary takes its vision, tone, and very heart from the Good Shepherd (Mt 18:13-14) who came to seek and find the lost, thereby forming those close to Him to do likewise. Thus, our identity is apostolic and our mission in everything we do is to support the work of evangelization. We humbly recognize that it is in the midst of this work that the deeper conversion and transformation of our own hearts takes place and we come truly to know Jesus.  

We are ever vigilant and mindful of the temptation to turn inward on ourselves. We resist and we help each other to resist this downward pull. We do not look to get embroiled in the disputes of the day within the Church, which radiate plenty of heat but little light – that is not our mission and the stakes are too high. We choose, instead, with God’s grace, to echo Mary’s fiat at all times (Lk 1:38) and to live our Catholic faith with joyful reverence and unceasing gratitude in service to Christ and His Church. This is the gift we have graciously been given; this is the gift we desire to give.

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Faith-Based Student Groups

University Ministry is home to various student organizations that can help you grow in faith and find your community.

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Marian Grotto

We welcome all to our sacred Grotto, dedicated to the Blessed Mother, the university’s namesake.

Sacramental Life

Sunday

  • 9:00 am: Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel
  • 8:00 pm: Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel

Monday

  • Noon: Our Lady of the Word Chapel
  • 4:30 pm: Solemn Vespers & Mass – Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel

Tuesday

  • 7:00 am: Benet Chapel (For St. Joseph’s Hall)
  • Noon: Our Lady of the Word Chapel
  • 4:30 pm: Solemn Vespers & Mass – Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel

Wednesday

  • 10:00 am: All University Mass in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel
  • 4:30 pm: Solemn Vespers

Thursday

  • Noon: Our Lady of the Word Chapel
  • 4:30 pm: Solemn Vespers & Mass, Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel

Friday

  • 7:00 am: Benet Chapel
  • Noon: Our Lady of the Word Chapel

Saturday

  • 10:00 am: Benet Chapel

Have a Mass Offered

Sunday

  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel

Monday

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Benet Chapel

Tuesday

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm : Benet Chapel

Wednesday

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm : Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel

Thursday

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Benet Chapel

Friday

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Benet Chapel 

Monday

  • 7:00 am – 11:00 pm: Benet Chapel

Tuesday

  • 7:30 am – 11:00 pm: Benet Chapel

Wednesday

  • 11:00 am – 9:00 pm: Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel

Thursday

  • 7:00 am – 11:00 pm: Benet Chapel

Friday

  • 7:30 am – 11:00 pm: Benet Chapel

Sign up for an hour of adoration!

Morning Prayer

Monday – Thursday

  • 7:30 am: Jacob’s Well in Roers Hall (women)
  • 7:30 am: St. Anne’s Chapel in St. Joseph’s Hall (men)

Friday

  • 7:30 am: Benet Chapel

Sung Vespers

Monday – Thursday

  • 4:30 pm: Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel

Friday

  • 4:30 pm: Our Lady of the Word Chapel

Night Prayer

Sunday

  • 9:00 pm: Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel

Staff

Rebecca Raber, DMA

Conductor of Cappella, Director of MA in Music Program, Assistant Professor of Music, Fellow in Catholic Studies

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Why Catholic?

If you would like to learn more about what the Catholic Church teaches, what Catholics believe, or if you are interested in entering the Catholic Church, join our chaplain, Father Dominic Bouck, on Wednesday evenings at 8:30 pm in the University Ministry Center.

Have Questions?

We're here for you. Call University Ministry at 701-355-3704 or email us.