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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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Daily Mass

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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

Have a Mass Offered

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 — Sung 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 — Sung Vespers & Mass (Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel)

Wednesday

  • 10:00 am — All University Mass (Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel)
  • 4:30 pm — Sung Vespers (Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel)

Thursday

  • Noon (Our Lady of the Word Chapel)
  • 4:30 pm — Sung 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)

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)

Sign up for an hour of adoration!

Times

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)

Morning Prayer

Monday – Friday

  • 7:30 am — Women (Jacob’s Well in Roers Hall)
  • 7:30 am — Men (St. Anne’s Chapel in St. Joseph’s Hall)

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, 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.