Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

Weekday Mass: 12 p.m. 

Sunday Mass: 9 p.m.
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Members of the campus community may access the chapel by using their Hilltopper ID card from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F.

Sunday Mass

St. Edward's Students are invited to celebrate Mass each Sunday at 9 PM.

Due to COVID gathering restrictions, a limited number of seats are available for Sunday Mass and are reserved for current St. Edward's students. Please use this link to get your seat - bit.ly/SEUMassRSVP.

Mass will also be available online at bit.ly/SEUCMLive with the distribution of Holy Communion outside of the Chapel (walk up & drive-thru) and at a rotating residential community on campus.

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.

We are hopeful that conditions will improve in Austin and allow us to welcome more back to in-person Sunday Mass soon!

Daily Mass

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.

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 services 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.