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.
Spring Semester Liturgy Schedule
- UPDATED: No Mass at 12:00 p.m., No Adoration, Confessions, or Taize Prayer this week.
- The chapel will open for private prayer starting January 11, pending completion of maintenance work.
- Mass at 10:30 a.m.
- Confessions 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- Mass at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening Masses, Confessions, weekday Masses, and other liturgies will resume in the Spring Semester, starting with the first day of class on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (there is no noon Mass on Monday, January 17).
In light of new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) guidance and substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in the city of Chicago and surrounding counties, masks are now required in all public spaces and in all buildings at all Loyola campuses. This applies to all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors who are vaccinated or unvaccinated.
Loyola will continue to review its mask policy based on local health guidance and as we monitor levels of COVID-19 transmission. We will communicate any policy updates in as timely a fashion as possible. The most up-to-date guidance can always be found on the Return to Campus website.
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.
Wednesdays in Madonna della Strada Chapel at 8:00p.m.
Spring Schedule Notes:
- January 19, 2022, first prayer of spring semester 2022
- NO prayer on March 2, 2022 due to Ash Wednesday
- NO prayer on March 9, 2022 due to spring break
- May 4, 2022, final prayer of the spring semester 2022
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.
To reach someone in Campus Ministry at the Water Tower Campus, please find the directory here.
Sunday Mass is celebrated at Saint James Chapel Quigley Center at 7:00 p.m. Please email Fr. Jerry Overbeck, SJ for the most up to date schedule.
Weekday Mass is celebrated on Tuesdays at the Water Tower Campus each week at 12:10PM in All Saints Chapel, located on the third floor of the Terry Student Center. Please check signage at the chapel for the most up to date schedule or contact Fr. Jerry Overbeck, SJ.
For more information about liturgies and programs at the Health Sciences Campus, click here.