Liturgy and Sacraments
Liturgical worship and communal prayer are essential to the spirituality of Barry University. Daily and weekly we assemble as a community of faith to encounter God and one another. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in both formal and informal worship events throughout the year. Many of these take place in historic Cor Jesu (Heart of Jesus) Chapel, located in the heart of the main campus
Feast of The Assumption of Blessed Mary - Thursday August 15, 2019
This year, we will be observing the following Dominican Feasts at daily mass on these dates:
- St. Dominic - Thursday August 8, 2019
- St. Rose of Lima - Friday August 23, 2019
- Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - Wednesday October 9, 2019
- St. Albert the Great - Friday November 15, 2019
- St Thomas of Aquinas - Tuesday January 28, 2019
- St. Catherine of Siena - Wednesday April 29, 2020
Fall and Spring Academic Year 2019-2020
- Weekday Mass - Monday through Friday - 12:00 P.M.
- Sunday Mass - 11:00 A.M.
- Sunday Student Mass (during the school year) 7:30 P.M. - All are welcomed. Come as you are!
Spanish Masses For 2019-2020
Mass will be conducted in Spanish on the dates below. Programs will be provided in English for those who do not speak Spanish
- Thursday September 26, 2019 - 12 P.M. Spanish Mass
- Thursday October 31, 2019 - 12 P.M. Spanish Mass
- Thursday December 12, 2019 - 12 P.M. Spanish Mass Feast of Virgin de Guadalupe
- Thursday January 30, 2020 - 12 P.M. Spanish Mass
- Thursday February 27, 2020 - 12 P.M. Spanish Mass
- Thursday March 26, 2020 - 12 P.M. Spanish Mass
- Thursday April 23, 2020 - 12 P.M. Spanish Mass
By appointment only. Email Fr. Torres at Ctorres@barry.edu for more information.
Mass of the Holy Spirit - WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 - 4:00 P.M.
The University community marks the beginning of the Academic Year by celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit. This is a tradition dates back to the 16th century. Members of all faiths are invited to this common prayer for the Spirit's inspiration and guidance in living out our mission of educating leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world for all.
Founders’ Week Mass - Tuesday November 12, 2019 - 3:00 P.M.
The traditional Founders' Week Mass in Cor Jesu Chapel honors the vision and legacy of Mother Mary Gerald Barry, Bishop Patrick Barry, Monsignor William Barry, John Thompson, and the Adrian Dominican Sisters for whom Barry is a sponsored institution.
Baccalaureate Mass - FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2019 - 5:00 P.M.
The Baccalaureate Mass is a beautiful liturgical ceremony offered in thanksgiving for the blessings God has bestowed upon the graduates and their families. Graduates participate in the academic procession with faculty and administrators and must wear their gowns but not their caps or hoods.
Offered at various times throughout the academic year, Vespers is the sunset evening prayer service in the Liturgy of the Hours. There is traditional chanting, reading of the Word, and preaching.
All of the Vespers listed below will be held at Cor Jesu Chapel at 5:15 P.M.
- Our Lady of the Holy Rosary- Wednesday October 9, 2019
- St. Martin de Porres- Wednesday November 6, 2019
- St Thomas of Aquinas- Wednesday January 29, 2020
- St. Catherine of Sienna- Wednesday April 29, 2020
Campus Ministry encourages student involvement as liturgical ministers in all of our community worship events and sacramental celebrations. Students are invited to be part of music ministry, or to serve as readers, communion ministers, acolytes, or hospitality ministers.
For More Information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Hamilton Gutierrez at Hgutierrez@barry.edu
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is a journey that women and men take who are interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic faith community. RCIA is available for students interested in preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion (Eucharist), and Confirmation. This process is one marked by prayer, inquiry, instruction, and reflection culminating in the Sacraments of Initiation on Holy Saturday, the eve of Easter Sunday. RCIA Classes meet on campus once a week beginning the 3rd Week of October. Classes will finish at the end of the Spring Semester before final exams. Meeting days will be determined based on the candidates’ schedules.
To join, please contact Fr. Cristobal Torres at Ctorres@barry.edu
Lent at Barry University
Spiritual Spring Cleaning: Lenten Challenge: Please contact Campus Ministry for more information
Does your soul need a spring cleaning? Are you ready to receive Jesus’ amazing Easter gift to us: His love and redemption? Prepare your heart for Easter by committing to daily prayer, weekly meetings, and an ongoing spiritual inventory. We will also be exploring different spiritual practices such as fasting, meditation, and service. Warning: only for those willing to be transformed by God.
Ash Wednesday - February 26, 2020
Two Services: 12:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. at Cor Jesu Chapel
In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. During Mass, the ashes which give Ash Wednesday its name are distributed. The ashes are made by burning the blessed palms that were distributed the previous year on Palm Sunday; many churches ask their parishioners to return any palms that they took home so that they can be burned.
Palm Sunday - April 5, 2020
Two Services: 11:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. at Cor Jesu Chapel
Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. It is celebrated the Sunday before Easter. Palms are blessed and distributed before Mass.
- Holy Thursday: April 5, 2020 - 11:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M.
- Good Friday: April 5, 2020 - 11:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M.
- Easter Vigil: April 11, 2020 - 8:30 P.M.
- Easter Sunday: April 12, 2020 - 11:00 A.M. (no evening mass)
The Easter Triduum, marking the days of Jesus’ passion and resurrection, is the most important time of the church year. It begins with the evening Mass of Holy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes on Easter Sunday evening.
Easter Sunday Mass - April 21, 2019 - 11:00 A.M.
Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. For Catholics, Easter Sunday comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving known as Lent. Through spiritual struggle and self-denial, we have prepared ourselves to die spiritually with Christ on Good Friday, the day of His Crucifixion, so that we can rise again with Him in new life on Easter.