Campus Ministry nurtures Catholic life at Loyola through the celebration of the Mass and other sacraments as well as opportunities for communal prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. While Madonna della Strada Chapel is the center of Catholic Life on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, Campus Ministry offers opportunities for Catholic liturgies, prayer, and reflection at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, and Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL.
Madonna della Strada Chapel is Loyola University Chicago's main chapel. Unlike diocesan parishes, Madonna della Strada Chapel is operated and maintained by the University, and it functions as an apostolic outreach of the Jesuits on campus, serving a diverse and transient congregation. Like all other Catholic churches, the chapel must adhere to guidelines and policies for Roman Catholic spaces of worship and liturgical celebrations, which are are promulgated by the Archdiocese of Chicago. In addition to liturgy, Madonna della Strada Chapel serves an educational purpose, giving students the opportunity to learn more about the liturgy and train to be liturgical ministers.
Fall Semester 2020
You must register online and wear a face covering to enter the chapel for any liturgy or private prayer.
- Mass, in person at the chapel and livestream | 10:30 a.m.
- Eucharistic Adoration, in person at the chapel | 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Mass, in person at the chapel and livestream | 5:00 p.m.
- Weekday Mass, in person at the chapel and livetream | 12:00 noon
- Taizé Prayer, in person at the chapel and livestream | 8:00 p.m.
- Weekday Mass, in person at the chapel and livestream | 12:00 noon
The chapel will be closed at all other times.
Taizé Prayer is filled with song, scripture, and silent meditation. It is based on Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours and is modeled on the style of prayer in the Taizé Community in France. The sanctuary is candlelit and the music is repetitive and chant-like. Those who attend regularly find a profound peace and tranquility in this style of prayer. This style of prayer began on our campus during the season of Lent in the year 2001. Everyone, regardless of one's faith tradition, is welcome to this ecumenical prayer service.
8:00 p.m. Central Time
Taizé prayer resumes August 26 at 8:00 p.m. Central Time in Madonna della Strada Chapel and online. For information and how to attend in person, click here. You must register online and wear a face covering to enter the chapel.
The Taizé brothers are live-streaming their evening prayer from France everyday on Facebook. In Chicago, this is general in the mid-afternoon and can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/taize/ You may also visit the website for the Taizé Community.
For more information, contact Steven Betancourt, Director of Music.
Click here for the Water Tower Campus Ministry Liturgy schedule and information page.