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Campus Ministry at Aquinas College

Liturgy & Sacraments

Mass Schedule

Under instruction from Bishop Walkowiak, there are no Masses at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel or anywhere in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. This is to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Bishop Walkowiak has also dispensed the Sunday obligation to attend Mass.

One way that you can still obtain a Spiritual Communion is to watch Mass from the Cathedral of St. Andrew on FOX17 (Channel 5 with on-campus cable) and the Diocese of Grand Rapids Facebook page.

You can also listen to the Mass on the radio on Sundays at 8am on Holy Family Radio. You can listen to Holy Family Radio on 1140AM or 98.3FM in Grand Rapids. You can also stream them online.

You can also listen to the Mass on the internet by listening to Relevant Radio. They have live Mass on Sundays at 10am, 1pm, and 8:30pm and Monday through Saturday at 1pm and 8:30pm.

Making a Spiritual Communion is easy! Pray this prayer while communion is being distributed during Mass:
My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

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>More Prayer Opportunities

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel is currently closed and is not open to students, faculty, or visitors. Visit the Campus Safety page for more information.

The Sacrament of Confession

Even after we have received the great gift of salvation in the Sacrament of Baptism we still struggle with sin in our lives.

Due to this fact of Christian life we find great comfort in the Sacrament of Confession because we have an opportunity to be forgiven from the sins we commit after we are baptized. St. Ambrose says there are two conversions “water and tears: the water of Baptism and the tears of repentance.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1429)

Like all of the Sacraments it is a personal encounter with Jesus.  In Confession we are telling our sins to the priest who acts in the person of Christ and with the authority of Jesus to listen, offer guidance, provide a suitable penance, and speak the words of absolution.  Jesus gave the power to forgive sins to the apostles when he appeared to them after his resurrection in John’s Gospel.

Confession at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom:

There are no set Confession times at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom. You can make a personal appointment with Fr. Stan. You can email him at sad004@aquinas.edu.

Confession at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Liturgical Ministry

Our liturgies involve students in every aspect.  We would love to have you if you are interested in volunteering.  Even if you have no previous experience, we are happy to train you as:

  • Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion (EMHC)
  • Greeters
  • Altar Servers
  • Sacristans
  • Lectors

If you are interested, please contact Terry Marshall (marshthe@aquinas.edu), drop by her office at AB311, or fill out our new online form.

Music Ministry

Our Sunday Masses at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom have a volunteer choir.  They meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday nights. They are always looking for cantors and instrumentalists for both weekday and Sunday Masses.  If you are interested, please contact Terry Marshall (marshthe@aquinas.edu) or drop by her office at AB311.  

Sacramental Preparation

If you haven’t received one of the following Sacraments or if you are interested in joining our Catholic faith please contact Fr. Stan (sad004@aquinas.edu) or drop by his office at Wege 211.  He can offer Sacramental preparation for:

  • Baptism (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
  • Confirmation
  • Eucharist
  • Confession