Liturgical Worship and Prayer
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.
- Catholic Mass, or Eucharist, is celebrated every Sunday at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm (Fall and Spring semesters) as well as Monday through Friday at 12:05 pm in Cor Jesu Chapel.
- Other special times are: Mass of the Holy Spirit in September, Founders' Day Mass in November, and Baccalaureate Mass at the end of each semester.
A variety of other worship and prayer services are held during each semester, many of which are ecumenical or interfaith in nature.
- Once each month on a Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm we host Songs and Prayer in the Spirit of Taize′ or Christian prayer by candlelight, which includes meditative chanting, scripture, intercession, and reflective silence. All are welcome to join us in Cor Jesu Chapel to pray for peace and reconciliation in our world and in our lives.
- During Founder's week and on other special occasions such as International Day of Peace, Earth Day, World Aids Day, and World Day of Prayer, services are planned which reflect the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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. Recruitment and training sessions are offered at the beginning of each semester. For more information or to volunteer contact Sister Mary Frances Fleischaker at 305-899-3892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.