Liturgy Schedule

Whether you are Roman Catholic, practice another faith tradition, or are searching for spiritual meaning in your life, all members of the Loyola Health Sciences Campus community are invited to these communal celebrations of prayer and blessing.

 

MassImmaculate
Conception Mass
AdventAsh WednesdayWhite Coat/Family MassMass of the Holy SpiritFeast of St. LukeBaccalaureate Mass

 

 

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Other Masses are periodically offered for Holy Days or other special occasions as listed below.

If you are new to the area and would like assistance connecting to a local parish, church congregation, or other type of religious community, please reach out to the Ministry team at HSCMinistry@luc.edu. We are happy to provide you with resources and contacts, and to talk with you about your spiritual needs!

 

 


 

 

Immaculate Conception Mass

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 11-11:45 a.m. in the Cuneo/Stritch Gathering Room (room 250). All HSC community members are invited.


 

 

Advent Offerings

Additional information coming soon.

  • Advent Reflection Gathering
    Open to all students, staff, and faculty.
    Wednesday, December 1
    11:00-11:45 a.m.
    Cuneo/Stritch Room 250 (Gathering Room)

  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Mass
    Wednesday, December 8
    11:00-11:45 a.m.
    Cuneo/Stritch Room 250 (Gathering Room)

  • Advent Reflection Gathering
    Open to all students, staff, and faculty.
    Wednesday, December 15
    12:00-12:45 p.m.
    Cuneo/Stritch Room 250 (Gathering Room)

 

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Ash Wednesday

Join with others from the Health Sciences Campus and Loyola University Medical Center to observe the start of the Lenten season, a time for many Christians marked by a more focused practice of prayer, fasting, and giving.

In 2022, Ash Wednesday will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 2.

 


 

 

White Coat/Family Mass, Stritch School of Medicine

This Mass is celebrated during Family Weekend immediately preceding the White Coat Ceremony. The Family Mass is a special opportunity for us to gather in prayer and song, giving thanks to God for our community and the beginning of a journey toward becoming a physician. This is also a great way to introduce family and friends to the Loyola Stritch family. Students and families of all faith traditions are welcome, as this is a moment for our entire community to come together to share in our Jesuit Catholic tradition and shared values of contemplation and community.

In 2020, this liturgy was celebrated in conjunction with the Feast of St. Luke. The recording of this livestream may be viewed here.

Feast of St. Luke Mass 2020 Worship Aid

 

                                                   

 

 


Mass of the Holy Spirit

The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a tradition dating to 1548 among Jesuit educational institutions. This liturgical celebration is a way to invite God’s Holy Spirit to guide and bless our pursuits during the new academic year.

Students, faculty and staff from all academic programs are encouraged to attend.

                                                    

 

 


Feast of St. Luke Celebration

Saint Luke, the patron saint of physicians and surgeons, honors all healthcare providers in the Catholic tradition and Catholic institutions. The celebration of Saint Luke at Loyola invites all members of the Health Sciences Campus and Loyola Health System communities to reflect upon their calling to service and healing within the medical profession. 

In 2021, this liturgy was celebrated preceeding a Blessing of the Stethoscopes. All medical students, residents, and attendings alike were invited to gather in the Cuneo Atrium for a moment of prayer and a blessing of this most iconic tool.

In 2020, this liturgy was celebrated during White Coat Weekend in the Stritch School of Medicine. You can view the Mass here.

Feast of St. Luke Mass 2020 Worship Aid

 

                                       

  


  

Baccalaureate Mass, Stritch School of Medicine

As an integral component of Graduation Weekend, all are invited to participate in this liturgy to honor graduates and their families, give thanks for the gifts received during one’s academic studies, and ask for God’s blessing upon future pursuits.

The Baccalaureate Mass concludes with a special blessing of the graduates and symbolic passing of the light from physicians to the graduating students.

                                                   

 

 

Class of 2021 Community Blessing and Sending of Graduates

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Sciences Campus Ministry celebrated Mass in honor of the Class of 2021 virtually, streaming a Community Blessing and Sending of Graduates. The recording of the Mass can be found here.

Below, you can also view celebratory messages offered by HSC program leadership.

Please click here to view the worship aid for the Blessing and Sending Mass.

 

Congratulations Class of 2021!

Marcella Niehoff
School of Nursing

Parkinson School of Health
Sciences and Public Health

Stritch School of Medicine

A message from our Dean
Lorna Finnegan, PhD, RN, FAAN 

Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC
Associate Professor
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Director of the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program 

A message from our Dean
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH 

A blessing from our Dean
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH 

Joanne Kouba, PhD, RDN, LDN
Director, Dietetic Programs
Chair, Department of Applied Health Sciences
Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Ruth Kafensztok, DrPH
Assistant Professor
Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

MaryMargaret Sharp-Pucci, EdD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 

A message from the 
Parkinson School Staff

A message from our Dean
Sam Marzo, MD, FACS 

 

 

After Mass, you can share in the excitement of the Stritch Class of 2021 graduation ceremony by joining a livestream of the virtual commencement Saturday May 15, at 3:00 PM (if you are struggling to load the livestream visit HSC Ministry youtube). You can also share your personal photos and videos from the day by tagging @LoyolaHSD on Instagram or Twitter and using the tag #GoForthLUC.