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Catholic Worship at Villanova University

altar with chalices and paten holding bread to be consecrated

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.

Family Weekend Mass
Sunday, Sept. 19 | 11 AM | Rowen Campus Green
Please note change in time and location.

St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration Mass
Sunday, Oct. 3 | 5 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Veterans Day Mass
Thursday, Nov. 11 | 12:05 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Advent Reconciliation Service
Monday, Dec. 6 | 7 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Saturday, Sept. 18 
5:30 PM | Misa en Español | St. Rita Community Room

Saturdays, Sept. 25–Dec. 11 
5:30 PM | Misa en Español | Corr Chapel

Sundays, Sept. 5–Dec. 12
5, 7 and 9 PM | St Thomas of Villanova Church

Exceptions:
Oct. 10 (Start of Semester Recess): 7 PM only
Oct. 17 (End of Semester Recess): 7 and 9 PM only
Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Recess): 7 and 9 PM only

Click here for the livestream links for Sunday evening Masses.

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

Monday–Friday, Sept. 20–Dec. 16
12:05 and 5:30 PM | Corr Chapel

Exceptions:
Oct. 11–15 (Semester Recess): 12:05 PM only
Nov. 11 (Veterans Day): 12:05 PM in St. Thomas of Villanova Church
Nov. 24–26 (Thanksgiving Recess): No daily Mass

See list of worship opportunities for details.

Aug. 24–Dec. 16

Confessions are held in St. Thomas of Villanova Church. 

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

Thursdays | 8–9 PM 

No confessions on these dates:

Sept. 9
Oct. 12–14 (Semester Recess)
Nov. 24–25 (Thanksgiving 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, August 30–November 29

7–8 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Exception: Adoration will not be available October 11 (Semester Recess)

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.

students lighting each other's candles at Mass

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.