News & Events



Lessons and Carols

December 5, 2017 5:30 p.m.
The Dominican University tradition of candlelight service and prayer. Lessons and Carols is a traditional form of Christian worship celebrating the expectations and hope of Advent, culminating in Christ's birth. In this beautiful prayer, scripture readings, and reflection are interwoven with hymns and carols. 

Kairos Retreat

February 2-4, 2018
This undergraduate, student-led retreat will invite you to take time out of your routine in order to take a closer look at who you are, examine the important relationships in your life, and challenge you to deepen your relationship with God. Furthermore, this retreat will help you recognize kairos moments in your own life, and inspire you to search more deeply for the movement of God in your everyday life.

Kairos is offered once year each, and students are invited to participate as a retreatant only one time while at Dominican.

Times & Location: Friday, February 2 at 4 p.m. - Sunday, February 4 at 5 p.m.; Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Center, Woodstock, IL
Cost: $35 (scholarships are available)

¡El Futuro Is Here!

Campus Ministry and Theological Education Latinamente
Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois
July 31 – August 2, 2018

Dominican University is proud to convene colleagues from around the nation for an innovative, three-day conference offering the opportunity for rich theological reflection by pastoral ministers, student leaders and theological educators en conjunto (together).  ¡El Futuro Is Here! seeks develop a means for our institutions to celebrate the cultural practices of our Latinx students and see them as constitutive of a vibrant faith life en lo cotidiano. We will pursue more generous and culturally grounded strategies for theological education and pastoral praxis that can be implemented on our home campuses. 

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Sunday Mass, 4 p.m.

Join a vibrant worshiping community which gathers to pray, sing, and share in Eucharistic celebration. All are welcome on Sundays at 4 p.m. in Rosary Chapel during the academic year, until Sunday, April 28, 2018.

You are invited to share your gifts and talents with our worshiping community in a special way: play your instrument or sing with the choir, proclaim the Word, be a Eucharistic minister or sacristan, create a beautiful worshiping space on our art and environment team, or welcome the gathering community as a minister of hospitality.  Contact Amy Omi at if you are interested.

During academic breaks such as fall, winter, and spring break, Mass will continue to be celebrated on Saturdays at 5 p.m. in Rosary Chapel. All are welcome.

Weekday Mass, 12:30 p.m.

Daily Mass is celebrated Monday through Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Rosary Chapel. Because of occasional changes, the most up-to-date liturgy schedule is always posted on the university calendar on Campus News: Campus News Calendar.

Staying Connected

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