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Catholic Worship at Villanova University

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That bread which you can see on the altar, sanctified by the word of God, is the body of Christ. ...  If you receive [it] well, you are yourselves what you receive.—St. Augustine, Sermon 227

Liturgical life on campus is at the heart of our Augustinian tradition and values of truth, unity and love. All students are welcome to join in our celebrations. We also invite students to share their talents through singing, lectoring and other ministries.

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Baccalaureate Mass

Please see Commencement's Schedule of Events for info.

Saturdays, Jan. 15–April 30

5:30 PM | Misa en Español | Corr Chapel

Exceptions (No Spanish Mass):
Feb. 26 (Start of Semester Recess)
March 5 (End of Semester Recess)
April 16 (Easter Recess)

Sundays, Jan. 9–May 1
5, 7 and 9 PM | St Thomas of Villanova Church

Exceptions:
Jan. 9 (Start of Semester): 7 and 9 PM only
Feb. 27 (Start of Semester Recess): 7 PM only
March 6 (End of Semester Recess): 7 and 9 PM only
April 17 (Easter Recess): No Masses

Click here for the livestream links for Sunday evening Masses.

For other options, see the parish's weekend schedule.

Monday–Friday, Jan. 10–May 6
12:05 and 5:30 PM | Corr Chapel

Exceptions:
Jan. 17 (University holiday): No daily Masses
Feb. 28–March 4 (Semester Recess): 12:05 PM only
April 11–13: 12:05 in STV Church (not Corr)
April 13: No 5:30 PM Mass
Apr. 14–18 (Holy Week): No daily Masses

When the University is closed for inclement weather, all scheduled liturgical offerings for that day are canceled.

See list of worship opportunities for details.

Monday–Thursday Only, May 9–Aug. 18

12:05 PM | Corr Chapel

No Friday daily Masses

Monday, Jan. 10–Wednesday, May 4

Confessions are held in St. Thomas of Villanova Church. 

Mondays | 7–8 PM 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays | 3:30–4:30 PM 

No confessions on these dates:
Jan. 17 (University holiday)
March 1–3 (Semester Recess)
April  12–18 (Easter Recess)

To schedule an appointment for another time, email the Rev. Aldo Potencio, OSA, or the Rev. Joseph Calderone, OSA.

We invite you to connect in spirit with other Villanovans through virtual devotions and personal reflection.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 

Mondays, Jan. 24–May 2

7–8 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church

No adoration will be available these dates:
Feb. 28 (Semester Recess)
April 18 (Easter Recess)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 11–May 5

6-8 PM | Corr Chapel

Exceptions:
One Tuesday a month: Because adoration coincides with Praise & Worship, it will go until 10 PM and include Benediction.
April 14: Adoration will take place at a later hour as part of the parish celebration of the Mass of the Lord's Supper.

Spiritual Direction

Please email Linda Jaczynski.

Submit a Prayer Intention

Whatever is on your mind or heart, your Villanova community will lift it up in prayer. Submit your petitions to be remembered at our Centering Prayer twice a week, as well as at daily Mass. Note. Names and requests are not shared aloud or posted publicly. 

Spend Time With Scripture

Read or listen to the daily readings and watch video reflections at the US Bishops’ website.

Journey With Augustine

Set aside time each week for video meditations presented by Art Purcaro, OSA, and based on Augustine's Confessions.

Find a Homily

Texts of Sunday homilies from Augustinians are available on the Province website.

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Liturgy Questions?

Contact Mathew Verghese.

Augustinian Vocations

Augustinian brother preparing incense in back of church

Are you or is someone you know discerning a call to be a religious priest or brother? Learn more about vocations to the Order of St. Augustine.