The Sacraments

The Eucharist is the center of our Catholic faith. The Blessed Sacrament is always on in McAuley Chapel on the fifth floor of the University Commons. The chapel is accessible 24/7 with your ID card. All are invited to spend some quiet time in prayer or to add your personal intentions to the Book of Community Prayer that is beside the Tabernacle.

Weekly mass is celebrated at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, when the university is in session, and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in McAuley Chapel. All are welcome to attend daily mass at the Sister of Mercy Convent Sundays at 9:30 a.m. 

Eucharistic Adoration is also available Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. (immediately after mass) until 2:00 p.m.

Reconciliation or Confession is available on Thursday afternoons when Fr. Adam is on campus, or by appointment. Please contact Fr. Adam for an appointment to talk or for reconciliation.

Baptism and Confirmation are part of the Sacraments of Initiation for people who would like to formally prepare for full reception in the Catholic Church. We work with the team at St. Paul Cathedral Parish to prepare students for reception at Easter Vigil Mass. Please talk with Siobhan De Witt or Fr. Adam if you would like more information about the R.C.I.A. (Rite for Christian Initiation of Adults) process. Weekly meetings begin in September.

Interfaith Prayer Opportunities

All are welcome to pray in the McAuley Chapel, however, some may be more comfortable in the Interfaith Prayer Room. Located on a quiet hallway on the fifth floor of University Commons, you will find the room divided with a solid blue rug for your shoes, and an open space for you to pray. The room is oriented toward Mecca for our Muslim community members, but there is adequate space for individuals of any tradition. You’ll find a basket and shelves for your prayer rugs and a variety of holy books for prayer and study. Please leave the room unlocked and tidy when you are finished.

Monthly Praise and Worship Services are held in McAuley Chapel once a month on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. All are invited to join us in song and prayer. Bring your instrument and share your talents in praise of our loving God. The Carlow University Portal will list specific dates.

Pray the Rosary

Join us in McAuley Chapel at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays for the Rosary. This is a communal prayer where we reflect on various events in the life of Jesus Christ and ask the first apostle, His mother Mary, to intercede for us and for all of our intentions.

Faith Community Directory

Oakland is full of churches, synagogues, and houses of worship. Come by the Office of Campus Ministry to pick up a directory of over 30 faith communities in the Greater Oakland area. You can also find the most updated information at www.carlow.edu/campusministry. 

Book of Prayer

One of the ways we live out the Spiritual Works of Mercy is by praying for each other. Inside McAuley Chapel, there is a Book of Prayer. This is held with reverence because it includes prayers and intentions of all members of the Carlow community. We invite you to write your prayers anonymously or to list your name. Individuals pray for the intentions written in the book each day.


CONTACT CAMPUS MINISTRY - Room 208 University Commons - Phone: 412.578.6651 - Email: campusministry@carlow.edu