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    The Immaculate Conception Chapel at Saint Francis University holds daily, weekend and holy day masses. Everyone is welcome: from students and teachers to residents of the local communities!

  • Chapel Schedule

    MONDAY ADORATION will begin on Monday, February 17th from 12:30 pm-5 pm.

     Ash Wednesday is on Wednesday, February 26th-Masses will be at 12 noon 
    and 4 pm in the Chapel.

    During Lent, Stations of the Cross will take place Fridays at 4 pm in the Chapel.

    Ash Wednesday-
    The distribution of ashes reminds us of our own mortality and calls us to
    repentance. In the early Church, Ash Wednesday was the day on which those who had sinned, and who wished to be readmitted to the Church and those preparing to be baptized, would begin their public penance. The ashes that we receive are a reminder of our own sinfulness, and many Catholics leave them on their foreheads all day as a sign of humility.


    What is Lent?   The season of Lent is a Catholic liturgical season consisting of forty days of fasting, prayer, and penitence beginning at Ash Wednesday and concluding at sundown on Holy Thursday. The official liturgical color for the season of Lent is violet. 

    THERE WILL BE NO 8 PM MASS ON MARCH 1 st.

     REGULAR CHAPEL MASS SCHEDULE

    Daily Mass MWF 12 noon, 
    TTh at 12:25 PM (to accommodate the class schedule) 

    Sunday 10: 00 AM and 8:00 PM 

    Confessions

    Fridays from 11:15-11:45 AM 
    Sunday from 7:00 PM -7:45 PM 

     

    • In His Presence will be on Tuesday at 8:30 pm in the Immaculate Conception Chapel
    • Daily Eucharistic Adoration takes place Monday through Friday 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
    • After Mass socials on Sundays after the 8 pm Mass down in Campus Ministry.  ALL ARE INVITED to attend!!
      • Non-denominational:  Cru- Thursdays @ 8 p.m., Boiler House ~
      • Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Wednesdays  @ 9 p.m., Stokes Twyman Room ~ 


    Campus Ministry Offices are on the bottom floor of St. Francis Hall, next door to the Post Office.  Feel Free to stop by and visit.  Please see our website https://www.francis.edu/chapel/ for any additional information or  contact our offices at 814-472-3172.

    Campus Ministry Staff:

    • Fr. James Puglis, TOR, Director jpuglis@francis.edu
    • Denise Farabaugh, Administrative Assistant dfarabaugh@francis.edu
    • Lisa Georgiana, interim Interfaith Coordinator lgeorgiana@francis.edu 

    Immaculate Conception Chapel was established to serve the sacramental and spiritual needs of the Saint Francis University community. In addition to regular celebration of the Eucharist and sacrament of reconciliation, the University is normally allowed to celebrate the sacrament of matrimony for alumni and other members of the University community, with permission from the rector of our local parish, the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel. During Holy Week, the Chapel may also celebrate the sacraments of initiation - baptism, confirmation, and first Eucharist - if there is sufficient student interest and preparation.

    Infant baptisms and funerals are rarely celebrated in Immaculate Conception Chapel, as the proper place for celebrating these liturgies is in a parish.  Please contact your local parish for these liturgical services.

    Sunday offertory contributions are restricted and used to pay for ongoing and future capital improvements to the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Checks payable to “Saint Francis University” will be processed by the Advancement Office, and acknowledged in a letter from the Advancement Office. These letters should be kept for tax return purposes.

     

       

       

       

      Campus Ministry

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