A praying community, we respond to the Gospel call to conversion so that we may more perfectly live in the likeness of Christ. The prayer life of the University includes both communal prayer, especially the celebration of the Eucharist, and the promotion of various forms of personal prayer that sustain an individual's relationship with God.
Celebration of the Eucharist, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Ecumenical Prayer Services, Praise and Worship, and Community Rituals and Feast Days.
Celebration of the Eucharist
- Sunday 6:00pm in the St. Francis Solanus Chapel (main QU chapel) during Fall and Spring Semesters
- Monday-Friday 12:15pm in the San Damiano Chapel (adjacent to St. Francis Solanus Chapel)
- Holy Days 12:30pm & 5:00pm in the QU Chapel
Special Mass Times (Homecoming Weekend/Parent's Weekends, etc.) are updated as events occur. Please check the Campus Ministry index page.
Ecumenical Prayer Services
Understanding that members of our QU community are not of the Roman Catholic tradition, opportunities for all to come together to worship and share prayer will be offered. Guided by the Franciscan tradition we also strive to celebrate special feast days that are part of our heritage. Check the Campus Minsitry Calendar and the Seraph for details.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Students who want to experience the Church's prayer for inner healing are invited to celebrate the Sacrament at scheduled times in the chapel, contacting an individual friar-priest or by participating in the Communal Reconciliation Services offered during Advent and Lent. For further information, call (217) 228-5432, ext. 3615.
Other Opportunities for Common Prayer
Both in small and large groups, opportunities are provided prayer with others in formal and more relaxed settings. For further information call (217) 228-5432, ext. 3615.
St. Francis Solanus Chapel
The St. Francis Solanus Chapel (main QU chapel) is open from 7:00am until 11:00pm for personal prayer and meditation. Prayer materials (bibles, books, prayer cards, rosaries, reflections) are located in the back of the chapel for student use.