University Ministry offers virtual Mass and programming this fall

University Ministry offers virtual Mass and programming this fall

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Stay informed on campus events this year through Detroit Mercy Live at and follow University Ministry on all socials. Visit the University Ministry Office on the first floor of Shiple Hall, contact a University Minister or visit the University Ministry website for more information.


All faiths are welcome to join in Mass held each Wednesday at noon and Sunday at 9 p.m. in St. Ignatius Chapel. Sunday Mass will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Weekly Programs

Mindful Meditation and Motivating Monday will be hosted each Monday at 7 p.m. on University Ministry’s YouTube channel.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be hosted each Wednesday at 7 p.m. on University Ministry’s YouTube channel.

Christian Life Communities and Spiritual Life Communities will meet virtually or in-person as needed this semester. Join a support group to share life, joys, struggles and lean on our campus community. There are community groups available for all faiths. Click here for more information.

University Ministry logoSpecial Fall Semester Programs

Virtual Jazz Mass – Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church celebrates its annual Jazz Mass virtually on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 10:50 a.m., featuring the Cliff Monear Trio and Russ Miller. Visit the church’s website for details.

Virtual Celebrate Spirit! – All Detroit Mercy students and employees are encouraged to attend virtual Celebrate Spirit! on Thursday, Sept. 10. Celebrate Spirit! is the official welcoming event to the new academic year and part of a tradition dating from European universities in the Middle Ages. This year’s theme is “In Solidarity,” focused on a determination to commit oneself to the common good. See the Campus Connection article for more information.

Student Scripture Study: The Gospel of Luke – Students will explore and study the Gospel of Luke together on Thursday nights from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Zoom. The first week will be an introduction with studies beginning on Sept. 10. Packets can be mailed or will be available for pick-up in the University Ministry Office. Join the study group online.

Mercy Day – Detroit Mercy will celebrate a day of Mercy in honor of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, on Sept 20. at a 9 p.m. Mass. Judy Mouch, RSM will give a reflection and provide insight into the life and legacy of Catherine McAuley. Mercy Day is officially celebrated on Sept. 24. Stay tuned on University Ministry socials for more celebration information.

Busy Persons Retreat – Do you think you are too busy to take time for yourself? Think again! Students and employees alike are invited to the virtual Busy Persons Retreat. Each participant will be paired with a spiritual director and meet for one hour virtually each week this October. Your spiritual director will listen and help direct your life toward God. Sign up today.

Service in the City – Casa Guadalupana in Detroit is looking for virtual tutors, beginning in September. Tutors can set their own hours for this weekly commitment. Tutors will also participate in monthly formation discussions and check-ins with University Ministry. Contact Salena Ibrahim at for more information.

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice – The IFTJ gathers more than 1,200 members of the Ignatian Solidarity Network annually to learn, reflect, pray, network and advocate for social justice. This year’s conference will be held virtually on Oct. 24 and 25. Listen to nationally distinguished speakers, participate in peer-led breakout sessions and enjoy advocacy reflection discussions. In-person, socially-distanced delegation gatherings are a possibility, but currently TBD. Contact Salena Ibrahim at for more information and visit the IFTJ website.