The Office of Campus Ministries
INFORMATION ABOUT MASSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON DURING THE FALL SEMESTER, 2020
Access to our campus has been restricted this Fall due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Therefore, our weekday and Sunday Masses on campus are limited to current students, faculty and staff of the University. Royal Card access is required.
Sunday Mass will be offered at 7:00 pm each week (August 16 thru November 22). The Sunday Mass will be held in the Byron Recreation Complex.
Weekday Masses will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:05 pm.
(August 18 thru November 24). The Weekday Masses will be held in the Madonna della Strada Chapel on campus. (Monroe Avenue just north of Mulberry Street)
Also, there are also two churches conveniently located within a few minutes of campus and their Mass times are listed here:
Cathedral of Saint Peter (Linden Street and Wyoming Avenue)
Sunday: 6:30 am, 10 am, 12:15 pm
Monday thru Friday: 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 12:10 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am, 4:00 pm
Immaculate Conception (801 Taylor Avenue)
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am, 12:10 pm
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Further instructions regarding attendance at campus Masses this Fall:
- If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, or are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please do not attend.
- At the entry to the Mass site, you will be asked to swipe your Royal Card.
- Face coverings are required for attendance at Mass.
- Please use the designated seats that have been pre-arranged for proper social distancing.
- Follow the guidelines regarding the lines for Communion at the end of Mass and the instructions for exiting the building.
- If we reach our maximum safe seating capacity for a given Mass, we will unfortunately not be able to seat anyone else. Thanks for your understanding.
A Prayer to end racism from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
O Lord our God, in your mercy and kindness, no thought of ours is left unnoticed, no desire or concern ignored. You have proven that blessings abound when we fall on our knees in prayer and so we turn to you in our hour of need.
Surrounded by violence and cries for justice, we hear your voice telling us what is required “Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Mi 6:8). Fill us with your mercy so that we, in turn, may be merciful to others.
Strip away pride, suspicion, and racism so that we may seek peace and justice in our communities. Strengthen our hearts so that they beat only to the rhythm of your holy will. Flood our path with your light as we walk humbly toward a future filled with encounter and unity.
Be with us, O Lord, in our efforts, for only by the prompting of your grace can we progress toward virtue. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
• Daily Mass with Pope Francis
Daily Mass at 12:15(ish)pm ET: http://www.catholictv.org/watch-live
• Word on Fire: Daily Mass from Bishop Barron’s Chapel
Daily Mass – a video is posted at 8:15am ET each day: https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/
• Pray as You Go: https://pray-as-you-go.org/
• The Jesuit Post: https://thejesuitpost.org/
note especially their online resources page: https://thejesuitpost.org/2020/03/when-im-social-distancing-i-need- christ-resources-to-finding-god-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
• Sacred Space: https://www.sacredspace.ie/
• From Holy Trinity Catholic Church, this page contains a number of online Masses and other resources: https://trinity.org/pray-at-home-resources/
- Xavier University “Prayers in Times of Pandemic”
- Creighton University “Praying In the Time of the Virus”
- "A Coronavirus Prayer", Kerry Weber, America Media
- "Una Oración por el Coronavirus", Kerry Weber, America Media
- "Faith in the time of Coronavirus", America Media
- Reflection and Prayer by Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Campus Ministries serves the mission of The University of Scranton by making visible and effective our Roman Catholic and Jesuit identity with a spirit of inclusivity of all religious traditions. Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the charism of St. Ignatius Loyola, we offer students opportunities to become women and men for and with others. These opportunities include ways for students to explore their relationship with God, express their faith in reflective service, work toward the transformation of unjust societal structures, and be immersed in cultures and experiences in developing countries of our world.
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