UIW Calendar

Prayathon Schedule of Events


See locations below.

In 2009, UIW held the first 24-Hour Prayathon, which was an immersion in prayer for a 24 hour period. The event was the brainchild of a UIW student as a way to call the community to prayer as we began our Lenten journey. Today, Prayathon has evolved into a multi-day event that engages people of different faiths and cultures, reminding us that we are all children of God.

We cordially invite you to begin our week-long celebration with Mass @ 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel on February 18th. A complete listing of events for the week can be found below. Please join us as we begin a week of events and fellowship which will inspire, uplift, inform, and transform your life as we begin this season of Lent.

February 18 (Sunday): Mass

10:30 AM & 8:00 PM (Our Lady's Chapel). Our Prayathon week begins with the celebration of Mass.

February 19 (Monday): Speed-Faithing  

1:00 – 2:30 PM (Student Engagement Center - SEC).  We cordially invite you to an Interfaith Conversation: Speed-Faithing.” Initiated in the Spring of 2012, our Interfaith Student Organization designed “Speed-Faith to begin a much-needed dialogue built around various faith traditions. “Speed-Faithing” is designed to provide a safe environment for individuals to ask questions, raise concerns, share personal experiences “and educate themselves and others on topics affecting the interfaith and the global community. “Speed-Faithing” is organized by members of the UIW Interfaith Council and the UIW Student Interfaith Organization. The event is free and open to the UIW and surrounding communities.

February 20, 2018 (Tuesday):  Taizé Prayer

6:30 PM (Lourdes Grotto, located behind Dubuis Hall / inclement weather location: Dubuis Hall lounge). The Taizé Community’s primary vocation has long been known to be a bridge for communion among all peoples, with its specific focus on reconciliation – not only among divided Christians, but more importantly, among humanity - reflecting God's presence and love among the poor and most vulnerable, the dying, the imprisoned, and the spiritually and emotionally wounded.

February 20, 2018 (Tuesday):  "Holy Grounds" Coffeehouse

7:30 PM – Student Engagement Center Patio. Join us for a relaxing evening on the Student Engagement Center plaza as we enjoy coffee and treats to the sounds of Christian Music by students and student led bands. The Raindrop Turkish House is part of the Raindrop Foundation; a non-profit organization founded by Turkish-Americans in Houston in 2000. It now operates in six states: Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and New Mexico. The Raindrop Foundation aims to cultivate friendship and promote understanding of diverse cultures through the multiple educational and cultural services, aid efforts, and family workshops.

 February 21, 2018 (Wednesday):  BREATHE night!

8:00 PM (Room 2040-41, SEC). How to Live a Christian Life on a College Campus: Prayer”   As young adults in college, living a Christian life can be very challenging. What can we do when we get pulled away from our beliefs? How can prayer help us stay close to God and keep us from straying? Join us as we talk about the challenges we face and discover how prayer can keep us strong.

 February 22, 2018 (Thursday): National Collegiate Day of Prayer

3:30-4:30 PM (Special Collections Room, 2nd floor of the Mabee Library).  The last Thursday of February is set aside annually as the National Collegiate Day of Prayer.  “Biblically and historically, united prayer has always been a means of grace to bridge the gap between a great need and a great awakening.  Imagine what could happen if two of us prayed together? Or twenty prayed? Or two hundred? Or two million?”   The Office of Mission and Ministry extends an invitation to administration, staff, parents, friends, and faculty to unite in prayer for our students at the University of the Incarnate Word and all other college campuses around the United States. 

To mark this National Day of Prayer, Sister Eucharia, will share a reflection on prayer, different expressions of prayer and how prayer informs the lives of the Zimbabwe church.  All are welcome! 

February 23, 2018 (Friday): Gospel Fest

6:00 PM – Our Lady's Chapel.  Come celebrate through praise and song as local gospel choirs raise their voices and sing hymns that lift up and worship the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ.

February 23, 2018 (Friday): Stations of the Cross

6:00 PM – St. Anthony Catholic High School, Chapel, 3200 McCullough Ave., 78212.  University Mission & Ministry joins St. Anthony Catholic High School for a live presentation of the Stations of the Cross by St. Anthony Students. Lenten chalupa dinner to follow.

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for this event, visit 

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018

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Brenda Dimas

Phone: 210-829-3128