Catholic Faith Community

Inspired by Judeo-Christian values, the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Catholic Social Teaching, the University of the Incarnate Word and its founding congregation (Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word) welcomes all persons of diverse backgrounds to its faith community.

Our embrace reflects our belief that your respectful interaction as students of different backgrounds advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization and the common good.

To learn more about the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, please visit the Sisters' website

Faith Traditions

  • SALVE Retreat
    • Each fall semester, University Mission and Ministry offers a SALVE retreat for UIW students. The weekend is designed to give you an opportunity for inner reflection and welcome you to the UMM community.
  • Día de los Muertos
    • Día de los Muertos is a day to celebrate and remember those who have passed on. The University holds an All Souls' Day Mass at the Our Lady's Chapel. A memorial altar is set up to honor loved one who have passed on.
  • Heritage Week
    • Heritage Week is a week-long celebration where the University of the Incarnate Word community recalls its heritage and Mission.
  • Incarnate Word Week
    • Every March, the University sets aside a week for special celebrations of the Mission.
  • Masses
    • UIW hold weekly and special occasion masses at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, St. Joseph's Chapel and Our Lady's Chapel.
  • TAIZÉ Tradition
    • Taizé prayer services are held at UIW for anyone who wishes to participate in Our Lady's Chapel, located on the first floor of the Administration Building.


Interfaith Prayer Room

Administration Building, Room 55
The room is available for use by checking out the key from AD 146.
For more information, contact Right Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander, Director of Ecumenicial Initiatives at University of the Incarnate Word.

Chapel of the Incarnate Word

Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Second Sundays and other special occasions as announced.

St. Joseph's Chapel

Second Floor, The Village at Incarnate Word
Daily Mass at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Our Lady's Chapel

First Floor, Administration Building
Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. (year-round) and 8 p.m. (during the school year)
Weekday Mass at 12 p.m., Monday - Thursday
Spanish Mass at 12 p.m., Friday
(Note: No daily Mass when the University is officially closed.)