Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Mission Integration


Chapel at Fall and Wounded Angel Sculpture

Campus Ministry offers several ways to remember our deceased loved ones throughout the year and especially duing November, the month of the Faithful Departed.

A Mass intention is a prayer for the deceased during a regular noon Mass at Madonna della Strada Chapel. Mass intentions may be scheduled on any open date Monday through Friday throughout the year, except for certain Holy Days. No donation or stipend is expected. To schedule a Mass intention please email MDS@luc.edu.

During the month of November, the Book of the Dead, which includes the names of the deceased, is displayed in the front of the chapel. You may write names in the book or submit a name online by October 21. To submit a name online, please click here.

During the last week of October through the Second Sunday of November, a special altar (ofrenda) commemorating the dead is assembled at the North American Martyrs' Shrine at the southwest corner of the chapel. The altar includes digital pictures of the deceased, candles, flowers and symbolic items from the Mexican Día de Los Muertos celebration. You may submit a picture of a deceased loved one as a JPG or PNG file closer to the date of the celebration. 

Day of the Dead Altar


On the second Sunday of November at 10:30 a.m., all the deceased members of the Loyola University Chicago community are remembered at a special Mass. Loyola University Chicago alumni are especially encouraged to attend this beautiful Mass and sumbit a name online for the Book of the Dead. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (312) 915-7660 or LUC-ALUM@luc.edu

University Bereavement Notices

When a current or former Loyola University Chicago student, faculty, or staff member dies, family members or colleagues may inform the University of their loved one's death. They may also be asked for basic details about the funeral arrangements and obituary to share with the Loyola Community. University Marketing and Communications works with Campus Ministry to post these announcements to the University community and on Campus Ministry's Bereavement Notices page. To inform the University of the death of a student, faculty, or staff's death, please contact Anna Rozenich at arozenich@luc.edu or Matthew Mcdermott at mbedugnis@luc.edu.

To view the University Bereavement Notices, please click here.