The University of the Incarnate Word offers a variety of worship opportunities, formal
and informal, Catholic and Ecumenical, to provide a means for students to participate
in prayer on campus. Opportunities are available daily, weekly, monthly, and through our
special university-wide celebrations throughout the year.
There are two Sunday Masses held on campus in Our Lady's Chapel (located on the first
floor of the Administration Building):
Morning Mass - 10:30 am (all year)
Evening Mass - 8:00 pm (during the academic year)
Daily Mass - 12:00 pm (M-F, except during holidays or breaks)
RECONCILIATION. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is held every Friday at 11:30 a.m. or by appointment with
our Chaplain or Associate Chaplain.
Fr. Thomas Dymowski, O.SS.T. Fr. James Mark Adame, O.SS.T.
University Chaplain Associate Chaplain
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CONFIRMATION. The Sacrament of Confirmation for those wishing to complete their initiation into
the Catholic Church is offered through a 7-month program beginning in September each
year. For more information, please contact Fr. James Mark Adame, Associate Chaplain.
The University of the Incarnate Word offers a variety of ways to become involved in
the worship life of the campus. Whether you are a seasoned minister or new to ministry,
training is provided each semester. We invite you to participate in any of the following
Hospitality. Hospitality ministers welcome people as they arrive, hand out hymnals, take up the
collection, and distribute the bulletin.
Altar Servers. Altar servers assist the priest at his direction in preparing various details of
the liturgy. These may include carrying the cross in procession, assisting the presider
with the Sacramentary, helping to prepare the altar table and vessels, lighting candles,
preparing incense and other sacramentals.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Eucharistic Ministers assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to
the faithful during the Eucharistic celebrations.
Lector (Reader). Lectors proclaim Sacred Scripture - the Word of God - to the assembly. They may also
assist in reading the Universal Prayer (Prayers of the Faithful) of the community.
Environment Team. Members of the environment team assist in preparing the chapel for the liturgical
seasons - Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time.
Music Minister. The music ministry contributes to the worship life of the campus by offering a variety
of musical styles - contemporary to traditional, vocal and instrumental - which prayerfully
serve and enhance the sung prayer of our liturgies, both Catholic and ecumenical.
Our choirs include students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community. Each
choir rehearses weekly during the academic year in preparation for Sunday Masses and
other liturgical services. Both choirs welcome instrumentalists. Those who serve in
our cantor ministry participate regularly in the prayer life of the campus and are
typically members of one of our choirs. Additional formation is provided for those interested
in this ministry.
For more information or to sign up, please contact: