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.
If you are interested in getting involved with Campus Ministry, please fill out this interest form.
Summer Liturgy Schedule
- 10:30 a.m. Mass. To watch online, click here.
Following the city and state's reopening on June 11, Loyola University has moved to the Summer Phase (Phase 2A) of our phased reopening. As part of this updated procedure, the chapel is following the Phase 5 reopening procedure of the Archdiocese of Chicago. We are excited to welcome back our community members to Mass, starting Sunday, June 20!
Madonna della Strada Chapel on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus is Loyola University Chicago's main chapel. Madonna della Strada is not a parish. It is a chapel that is operated and maintained by the University and functions as an 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.
Taizé Prayer will resume on September 1, 2021.
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.
For those who enjoy the style of prayer from the Taizé community, you are invited to join them virtually from their community in France: https://www.taize.fr/en_article28227.html.
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.
For more information about liturgies and programs at the Water Tower Campus, click here.
For more information about liturgies and programs at the Health Sciences Campus, click here.