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Campus Ministry During Campus COVID-19 Response

The Chapel of the Immaculate Conception will remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for private prayer as long as the university is open. We ask you to respect others who may be there to pray by maintaining social-distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart).


As of March 16, the Archbishop of Cincinnati has cancelled the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and all publicly celebrated Masses and liturgies through Easter Sunday, April 12. There are many reasons that persons may not be able to attend Mass. The Code of Canon Law 1248.2 gives us some direction in cases like this.

Campus Ministry is working on plans for supporting the faithful to honor the Paschal Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday) and Easter. Please check back here for updates.

If you wish to watch Sunday Mass online, area parishes live-streaming Mass include:


There are many reasons that persons may not be able to attend Mass. The Code of Canon Law 1248.2 gives us some direction in cases like this. We are invited to pray alone or in our homes when we cannot attend Mass. 

Two resources that can help us find words for prayer include Give us this Day, which provides online and digital options, plus an App for Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass readings (including the prayers of the day) and a reflection. Magnificat Online is a similar resource that has provided free access during this time. 

Celebrating the Eucharist at Mass is the source and summit of our lives as Catholics. When we are unable to celebrate Eucharist together, we can practice a “Spiritual Communion." In this way, we express our longing for Jesus and unite our suffering to Him. For those unable to attend Mass and are watching live-streamed, you may offer the following prayer at the time of communion: My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


Campus Ministry also encourages you to pray at home or consider these resources:

  • All are invited to join a campus minister and others live for a 15-minute prayer every weekday at noon (Eastern Time) at go.udayton.edu/noonprayer. 
  • Pray the Marianist Three O’Clock prayer daily (in your own time zone). This is a prayer of spiritual unity and solidarity for the Marianist family. Marianist communities all over the world interrupt their work and study at 3 p.m. daily to express communion with Mary and the Beloved disciple, who are closely united with Jesus on the cross. 
  • Campus ministry is posting to YouTube its Wednesday Lenten Evening Prayers.
  • A COVID-19 prayer for people affected by the coronavirus or by other serious situations and those who assist them. 
  • Give us this Day provides digital options and an App for praying Morning or Evening Prayer, Daily Mass Readings (including prayers) and a reflection. 
  • Magnificat Online is a similar resource that has provided free access during this time. 
  • Phone apps for personal prayer like Give Us This Day, IBreviary, Laudate, Common Prayer (Ecumenical), The Prayer App (2000+ Catholic Prayers), Pray As You Go and Reimagining the Examen

UD Campus Ministry will offer the sacrament of reconciliation 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays in the chapel.


If you wish to speak with a priest or a campus minister during this time, please call the Campus Ministry office at 937-229-3339. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.  We are happy to schedule Zoom “face to face” conversations to offer you support, just ask.


For questions about whether your wedding in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, please contact Katie Mathews at mathewsk1@udayton.edu or 937-229-2019.


For questions about interdenominational ministry, please contact the Rev. Dustin Pickett, campus minister for Christian diversity, at udim@udayton.edu.


For any questions not answered here, please contact Campus Ministry at 937-229-3339.