Liturgy

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Liturgy and Mass Schedule

As a Catholic, Jesuit University, we gather to celebrate the Eucharist, the central expression of our faith. We gather as a community to celebrate the Church's sacraments, and to mark significant moments in the life of this university.

Confirmation Preparation at USF
Sundays | 4:30-6:00 pm followed by 7 pm USF student mass
April 5, 19 & 26, 2020
Romero Room, University Ministry Office, Toler 122
Info: um@usfca.edu
The sacrament of confirmation will be celebrated on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm in St. Ignatius Church.

Interested in joining the Catholic Church or being confirmed? 

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a year-long program offered on Sunday mornings by St. Ignatius Parish that welcomes anyone seeking baptism, first communion and/or confirmation into the Catholic Church. Please contact us at um@usfca.edu to find out more. 

MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a tradition in Jesuit education dating back to the 16th century. Members of all faiths are invited to this common prayer for the Spirit's inspiration and guidance in living out our mission of educating leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world for all. As part of the liturgy, we will announce the Pedro Arrupe and Spirit of St. Francis student award winners, students whose academic records and values reflect the highest ideals of a Jesuit education. USF students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend. If you would like to sing in the liturgical choir for Mass of the Holy Spirit, please email Brian DuSell.

Worship Opportunities

USF embraces people of all faiths. Throughout the academic year, students of all religious traditions gather to examine their own values and explore new faith traditions around campus. University Ministry offers opportunities and information about worship in other faith traditions in this community and in the local area. Please visit our website for additional worship opportunities and a list of holidays from various faiths.

Liturgical Ministry

All members of the University are invited and encouraged to participate as fully as possible in USF's liturgical life by serving in specific liturgical ministries. To get involved, please sign up.

Lectors or readers are called forth from the community to proclaim the Word of God.

Eucharistic Ministers are called forth from the community to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful.

Greeters or Ministers of Hospitality help to create a welcoming environment at Mass for all those who come to worship.

Music Ministers help to lead the community in song with their voices and / or instrumental abilities.

Liturgical Planners take an active role in planning liturgical celebrations and respond to the community's spirit and needs.

For more information, please email Brian DuSell.