NO SUMMER SUNDAY MASS
Sunday Mass will not be held in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel during the summer, from May 16 through August 15.
Thank you for all who have joined us for our Live Stream Sunday Mass during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Thanks to everyone's efforts following our Campus Health protocols, we have kept each other safe and healthy. We wish all of our students a restful Summer!
This pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone. The anxiety and concern we've experienced for our own well being and that of our families and friends has been very difficult, exacerbated by our inability to gather as a community and celebrate together.
On Pentecost Sunday, the Diocese of Austin lifted certain restrictions and allowing more people to celebrate Mass on Sundays. Our chapel is part of a university campus, which will continue to observe social distancing and other protocols throughout the summer and into the fall. Our buildings will remain accessible by ID (with the new semester we are planning to be open again to the public). Given these protocols, Sunday Mass will not be held during the summer.
For those who are in the area, we invite you to attend Sunday Mass at our local parish, St. Ignatius Church on Oltorf and Congress | https://st-ignatius.org/
Saturday Anticipated/Vigil | 5:00 PM
Sunday | 7:30 a.m. • 9:30 AM • 11:15 AM (Interpreted for the Deaf) • 1:00 PM (español) • 5:00 PM
We are hopeful that conditions will allow us to welcome you back to in person Sunday Mass in the Fall!
Daily Mass will be celebrated adhoc M-F at 12 p.m. (Noon) throughout the summer. All COVID protocols remain in place. Please feel free to call the office (512.448.8499) to confirm celebration.
In order to attend, you must complete your Topper Safe Badge* and wear a mask.
*Topper Safe is an app available for download for the SEU Community. Guests of the university can use a web enabled device to visit https://bit.ly/seucovidtemp for the same credentials.
As a worshipping community, we are all called to actively participate in our liturgies through song, prayer, silence and ritual action. Some are called to offer specific service to the community as lectors, ministers of communion, altar servers, music ministers or hospitality ministers.
For the Fall semester we will only be able to utilize lectors and singers/instrumentalists for our Sunday Mass and in limited numbers each week.
How can you get involved?
- Lectors proclaim the Scriptures during the Mass.
- Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass.
- Altar servers assist the celebrant during Mass.
- Any singer or instrumentalist can join the choir of either the 10:30 a.m. or 9 p.m. Mass and practice with his/her respective choir.
- Ministers of hospitality stand at the entrance of the chapel and welcome the assembly as they gather for worship. They also collect the offering in baskets and carry them up to the altar.
Training sessions are held near the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact Josh Stagni.
Sacramental preparation is a learning process intended to help you understand more about the Catholic faith, whether you’re just asking questions, you’re interested in joining the church, or if you’re already Catholic and want to be confirmed.
- Do you recognize a need for spirituality in your life?
- Do you have questions about the Catholic faith?
- Have you been raised Catholic, but were never confirmed?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Sacramental Preparation is for you! Every fall semester we will have weekly classes. Those who are already baptized Catholic will then be Confirmed (and receive First Communion, if needed) in December by the Bishop. Those who have been baptized in another Christian church or who have never been baptized will be fully received in the spring semester. For more information, contact Josh Stagni.
Celebrating this Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Confession) is a wonderful way to experience the loving mercy of God.
Please contact Fr. Peter Walsh, CSC to make an appointment.
Baptism for Children
Current students, faculty, staff and graduates of St. Edward's University may have their child baptized at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. Baptismal preparation for parents and Godparents is coordinated through St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church. For more information, contact Fr. Peter Walsh, CSC.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel
Weekday Mass: 12 p.m.
Sunday Mass: resumes August 22 with time(s) TBD
Members of the campus community may access the chapel by using their Hilltopper ID card from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F.