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
Liturgy and Sacraments
Liturgy and Sacraments
- Sunday Mass - 11:00 A.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.
The traditional Founder Day 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.
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.
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 14, 2024 - 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm
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 – March 24, 2024 - 11:00 am
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: March 28, 2024 - 7:30 pm
- Good Friday: March 29, 2024 - 3:00 pm
- Easter Vigil: March 30, 2024 - 8:30 pm
- Easter Sunday: March 31, 2024 - 11:00 am
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 - March 31, 2024 - 11:00 am
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.
Liturgical Formation Program
In addition to this new worship experience, there is an opportunity to learn how to create a service. Through this experience we learn to prepare intentional and relevant liturgies and worship. For mature Christians and those who are “seekers”, this liturgy will encourage all to come closer to the light. All serious and dedicated learners are welcome to participate.