Campus Liturgies

Masses at the Chapel of St. Ignatius

The Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University currently offers Sunday Masses at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., with the Sacrament of Reconciliation offered at 7:15 p.m., and weekday Masses Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. The Chapel is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day for visiting. 

 Here’s some details about Masses at the Chapel, please read these carefully before returning to the Chapel:

  • All are welcome, regardless of university affiliation.
  • No pre-registration, screening, or check-in is required. Please monitor your own health and stay home if you are feeling ill to protect those around you.
  • Parking on campus is free, but you must register your car through this link (link changes each week): September 26 Mass Parking Permit 
  • You may seat yourself when you enter the Chapel.
  • Masks will be required at all times indoors at the Chapel. Liturgical ministers may be briefly unmasked while lectoring at the ambo.
  • We will offer a socially distanced seating section. Please maintain a 3ft distance from others in this section.
  • We will continue to exchange a "touch-free" sign of peace – no handshakes or hugs please.   
  • Communion will continue to be offered in the hand only, and we will not be distributing the Blood of Christ. You are encouraged to sanitize your hands following Communion.
  • Our ministers will wear masks and sanitize their hands thoroughly for the distribution of Holy Communion
  • Please continue to follow guidance for mitigating infection: frequent and correct hand-washing, avoid touching your face, use hand sanitizing stations located throughout the Chapel, cover your mouth with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, sanitize hands after using a tissue for nose or mouth, and stay home if you feel sick.

 The above guidance is subject to change, based on evolving policies of the university, state, county, or Archdiocese of Seattle. As part of our Catholic commitment to the common good, we encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated. You can find a local vaccination clinic, and more information, through the Washington State Department of Health. For further guidance on staying healthy please visit the Seattle—King County Public Health website, or the CDC COVID-19 website.

As we prepare to welcome you back to the Chapel, we give thanks to all those who have been working tirelessly throughout this pandemic to care for the most vulnerable, and we pray in particular for those who are still impacted by COVID-19. We thank each of you for doing your part to care for yourselves and others. We encourage you to make the best choices for your own health as you consider returning to the Chapel community. As a reminder, Archbishop Etienne has indicated that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still in place. We look forward to praying together and connecting with you again in person!

Consider making a donation to the Archdiocese of Seattle Annual Catholic Appeal, which funds Catholic social ministries, programs for youth and young adult ministries, Catholic Schools, faith programs, and more. Any donations that we collect exceeding the goal set for us by the Archdiocese is returned to us as a rebate, which we can use to fund critical student programming. Please consider supporting Campus Ministry in the Annual Catholic Appeal by selecting “Seattle University” as your affiliation when you donate. 

Want to continue your financial support of the Chapel and Campus Ministry programs? 

At the centerpiece of Seattle University's Roman Catholic worship is the Chapel of Saint Ignatius.

The Chapel of St. Ignatius comes to life not only through the various colors of the windows shining onto the walls, but also through the persons that fill the space with different stories, desires, dreams and needs. Our liturgies are spiritual experiences: we encourage people to sing, respond and eat together, to share silences and prayer; to hear Scripture, the teaching of preachers and the witness of the assembly through heart-felt spontaneous prayers spoken for the life of the community and world. Our worship is participatory and we welcome all people -- especially our students -- "to find God in all things."

A variety of people with diverse gifts contribute to the vibrancy of our liturgies and our campus Catholic community. We welcome all people to consider sharing their gifts for the good of our community through one of our liturgical ministry leadership opportunities. 

Need prayer support? 

Seeking to have your prayers held in our community? This is a way for us to stay connected as a faith community while we are unable to gather to worship. Be assured that your intentions are being upheld in prayer.

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