Student Activities and Events

Sacraments and Prayer

Experience joyful music and great preaching together with other students in McDonough Chapel on Sunday nights throughout the academic year.

Adult Swim Mass

Liturgy Schedule for Academic Year

Student Liturgy at 8 p.m.
Chapel Choir practice at 6:30 p.m.

Noon Mass Monday - Friday

First Friday Noon Mass and Benediction
With opportunity for individual confession

Special Liturgies in McDonough Chapel

Commencement Liturgy

Occurs every Commencement Weekend at 4:30 p.m.
Graduates Line-Up at 4 p.m.


Blessing of Graduates Liturgy at the last Sunday Student Mass of the semester at 8 p.m. Graduates check-in at 7:30 p.m.

Liturgical Ministries

Share your gifts with the Saint Xavier University faith community!

We are looking for Chapel Choir vocalists and musicians, Student Liturgical Advisory Board Members, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters/Ushers and Sacristans.

Chapel Choir practices every Sunday at 6:45 p.m. before 8 p.m. Sunday Student Mass. All are welcome on any Sunday.

Lector and Eucharistic Minister Training is held at the beginning of each semester.

PrayerPatio Mass

McDonough Chapel is open for private prayer and meditation Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the academic year and summer.

Special liturgies and prayer services take place during the Seasons of Advent and Lent, including Reconciliation and Healing Services, and also for University celebrations such as Spirit of Mercy Day and Founders' Day.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered to individuals during First Friday Bendediction and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel Reconciliation Room.

Other Opportunities for Prayer

Opportunities exists outside of the Chapel for students to engage in prayer and reflection, including in the Residence Halls, sponsored by Residence Hall Ministry. The Meditation Room is an interfaith prayer space on the third floor of Rubloff Hall. A Muslim prayer room is located in the Warde Academic Center; contact universityministry@sxu.edu for more details.