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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 music, lectoring, altar serving and other ministries. 

With the University closed for the Easter Recess, students or others wishing to attend Holy Week or Easter liturgies on or near campus are welcome to join the St Thomas of Villanova Parish community. All liturgies are at St Thomas of Villanova Church on Villanova's campus, unless otherwise noted.

Holy Thursday

7pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper 

Good Friday

3pm - Celebration of the Lord's Passion 

Holy Saturday

7:30pm - Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

7:30am - Easter Mass

9:00am - Easter Mass (Rosemont Chapel)

9:30am - Easter Mass

11:00am - Easter Mass (Rosemont Chapel)

11:30am - Easter Mass

Sunday Mass

Members of the Villanova community and beyond are welcome to join us for Sunday Mass at the following times:

3 p.m. (Spanish) in Corr Hall Chapel

5, 7 and 9 p.m. (English) in St Thomas of Villanova Church

Sunday Masses in St. Thomas of Villanova Church are also available to view via livestream.

Please note that the Mass schedule will be adjusted on the following Sundays:

Mar 31 -     No 7pm Mass

After May 5, there will be no Sunday evening Masses until Summer classes begin in June.

Daily Mass

Daily Mass is celebrated in Corr Hall Chapel, Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (n.b.: The 5:30pm Mass is celebrated only when classes are in session)

Please note the following exceptions:

Wednesday, Mar. 27 - 12:05 p.m. only (Easter Recess)

Thursday, Mar. 28 to Monday, Apr. 1 - No Daily Mass (Triduum/Easter Recess)

Monday, May 13 to Thursday, May 16 - 12:05 p.m. only

Friday, May. 17 - No Daily Mass

Reconciliation and Adoration

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated at the following times in St Thomas of Villanova Church:

Tuesday, Wednesday - 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday - 8 to 9 p.m.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will not be celebrated on the following dates:

Wednesday, Mar. 27 to Thursday, Mar. 28 (Easter Recess)

Note: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be offered during Wednesday and Thursday Adoration times during the Spring semester.

Please contact Mathew Verghese with any questions.

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

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.