Liturgy

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.

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. 

STUDENT MASS

Sundays at 7 p.m. in St. Ignatius Church
September 1, 2019 - May 10, 2020

*During the academic year, excluding USF holidays

COMMENCEMENT MASS

Fall: Friday, December 13, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | St. Ignatius Church
Spring: Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 3 p.m. | St. Ignatius Church

MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 7 p.m. | St. Ignatius Church
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.

Guided Meditation: Raising Alertness, Awareness, and Appreciation

Mondays: 12–1 p.m. | Thursdays: 5–6 p.m.
Fall 2019: Sept. 16 – Dec. 12 (excluding Oct. 14 & Nov. 28)
Spring 2020: Jan. 27 – May 7 (excluding Feb. 17, March 9, March 12 & April 9)
Multi-Faith Meditation Room - Toler 123

Led by Fr. Vincent Pereppadan, S.J.
Open to Students, Faculty, and Staff
Drop-Ins welcome

INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICEs

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 12 p.m. | Privett Plaza
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. | Privett Plaza
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. | Privett Plaza

To get involved in an upcoming prayer service, please email Brian DuSell.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 5 p.m. | Gleeson Atrium

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 7 p.m. | St. Ignatius Church

TAIZÉ PRAYER

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in St. Ignatius Church
March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, 2020

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.

ST. IGNATIUS CHURCH

MASS SCHEDULE

Weekdays: 8 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m., 12:05 p.m., and 5 p.m. Vigil
Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Monday: 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

DEVOTIONS

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

First Friday of the month between 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Rosary Recitations

The rosary is offered at 7:35 a.m. every Saturday before the 8 a.m. Mass, and Monday - Friday after the 12:05 p.m. Mass.

Respect Life Holy Hour

First Saturday of the month after the 8 a.m. Mass

Sacrament of the Sick

Second Saturday of the month at the 12:05 p.m. Mass

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.