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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.

Solemnity of All Saints

Tuesday, November 1
12:05, 5:30, 7 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Veterans Day Mass

Friday, November 11
12:05 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Solemnity of Christ the King

Mass for Black Catholic History Month

Sunday, November 20
5 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church
Presider: The Rev. Stephen Thorne
Liturgical music led by Philadelphia Catholic Gospel Mass Choir under the direction of Tonya Taylor-Dorsey

Note. The 7 and 9 PM Masses will be celebrated as usual for the solemnity

Advent Reconciliation Service

Monday, December 5 | 7 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Immediately following the 12:05 PM Mass in church, we will offer 12 hours of Reconciliation and Adoration, including the communal Reconciliation Service.

Saturday Vigil Mass

Misa en Español
August 27–December 10
5:30 PM | Corr Chapel

Exception

November 26 (Thanksgiving Recess): No Mass 

Sunday Masses

August 21–December 18
5, 7 and 9 PM | St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Exceptions

 November 27 (Thanksgiving Recess): 7 and 9 PM only 

December 18: 7 PM only

See livestream links for Sunday evening Masses. For other options, see the parish's weekend schedule.

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

See list of worship opportunities for details.

Weekday Masses

August 24–December 20
12:05 and 5:30 PM | Corr Chapel

Exceptions

Tuesday, November 1 (Solemnity of All Saints): 12:05, 5:30 and 7 PM Masses in St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day): 12:05 PM Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Wednesday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Recess): No 5:30 PM Mass

Thursday, November 24–Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Recess): No weekday Mass

Thursday, December 8 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception): 12:05, 5:30 and 7 PM Masses in St. Thomas of Villanova Church

August 24–December 15

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

3:30–4:30 PM | St Thomas of Villanova Church

Thursdays
8–9 PM | St Thomas of Villanova Church

Exception

Wednesday, November 23–Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Recess):  No Reconciliation

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

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 

Wednesdays, 6–10 PM | Corr Chapel

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

Two Augustinian friars chatting and laughing

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.