Sunday Mass

Sunday Mass for the Fall will be livestream only at 8 PM.  Only those needed for Mass to happen will be in attendance (less than 10).  This will be a combination of 10 or less that includes the presiding priest, CM staff, lector (1-2), choir director (pianist), cantor, singers/instrumentalists.

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Communion Distribution

Walk-Up

A Communion Minister will be available outside of a campus residence community for about 15 mins after the conclusion of Mass (this will change weekly and location will be announced during Mass).

  • Complete your Topper Safe Badge* and wear a mask.
  • Wait in the line provided and maintain physical distance.
  • When it's your turn, approach the Communion Minister who will say, "The Body of Christ."
  • Reply, "Amen." and receive the Body of Christ into your hands.
  • Take a few steps to the side (goal is 6 ft).
  • Remove one side of your mask and consume the host.
  • Put your mask back on.
  • Reverently depart (immediately) as we cannot congregate in groups for the health of our community.

Drive-Thru

A Communion Minister will be available on the road outside of the Chapel for about 15 mins after the conclusion of Mass. Communion will be distributed on the driver's side only (front & back seat).

  • Turn off music.
  • 1 car at a time approaches slowly from either direction.
  • Show your Topper Safe Badge* through a closed window.
  • If more than 1 person is receiving Communion, put up fingers to show the quantity needed for your household.
  • The Communion Minister will say, "The Body of Christ." Reply, "Amen."
  • Mask sure your mask is on and roll down your window.
  • Receive the Body of Christ into your hands.
  • Roll up your window and consume the host.
  • If more than 1 person, respectfully distribute hosts to others for their immediate consumption.
  • Slowly, drive away.

Stay home if you are not feeling well. Remember, Jesus and Covid are everywhere!

*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.

Daily Mass

Daily Mass will be Monday-Friday at 12 p.m. and be in-person.

However, there is a limit of only 9 people who can attend (as the priest makes 10).  Once the number 9 is reached Mass will be closed and nobody else may enter.

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.

Liturgical Ministers

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.

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Training sessions are held near the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact Josh Stagni.

Sacraments

Sacramental Preparation

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.

Reconciliation

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

Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

Weekday Mass: 12 p.m. 

Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. (academic year only)

Open Chapel Hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays 

Members of the campus community may access the chapel by using their Hilltopper ID card.