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Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Celebration of the liturgy is the primary faith-formational activity of the Catholic Church. In and through the liturgy, Catholics are brought into the Paschal Mystery of dying and rising with Christ, and are transformed into the body of Christ. As the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (paragraph 10) from Vatican II says, "the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the fount from which all her power flows.”

Since it was built in 1869, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception has been the focal point of the University of Dayton. In terms of mission, spirituality and campus geography, the chapel marks the central axis around which the University has grown: it is truly the heart of the University of Dayton community. Over the decades, Marianists have professed and renewed their religious vows within its walls; students and alumni have become engaged or professed their wedding vows in the chapel; and some Marianists and other members of the campus community have been eulogized from there. The ongoing stream of daily and Sunday liturgies celebrated in the chapel has shaped and sustained the faith life of the University. Individuals seek out the chapel for a quiet moment of prayer between classes, at the beginning or end of the work day, or when simply walking by.

For Chapel inquiries, please contact the University of Dayton Campus Minister for Liturgy and Sacraments,  Katie Mathews.

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Virtual Tour Link:

Click to take a virtual tour of the Chapel using Google Maps.

Sacred Space: The Booklet:

Click to find everything you could want to know about the renovation of the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in this full-color 30-page booklet (.pdf file).

CONTACT

Campus Ministry

Liberty Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408
937-229-3339
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