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:
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.
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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.
Sunday Mass, particularly the 8pm Student liturgy, serves as gathering of prayer and song for our university community. We gather to bless and praise God and to pray for the life of the world. We pray to the extent that we understand, experience, and embrace our identity as the Body of Christ - the Church. Our gatherings do not end on Sunday, but many are called to celebrate in community at 12:30pm daily Mass for sustenance on the scriptures and in communion.
After the 8PM Mass, plan to stay for our after Mass social!
*No 8:00 PM Mass or evening Reconciliation during summer and during academic breaks.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (previously known as "Confession") is available on Sundays during the academic year at 7:15pm, or after any Mass in the Chapel of St. Ignatius, providing that the presider is available after the liturgy. Approach the presider and ask if he is available to celebrate the sacrament with you. Reconciliation is also available by appointment.
We also offer a Reconciliation Prayer Service each Lent, where we pray communally for forgiveness and the individual Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered.
For a list of where the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at local churches, Reconciliation at Local Churches
For more information, please contact Campus Ministry at (206) 296-6075.
We welcome all people to liturgical leadership through liturgical ministry.
If you are interested in serving in any way at our campus liturgies, please complete our sign up form.
Leadership opportunities include:
There are also opportunities for behind the scene leadership:
All these opportunities bring the whole assembly into active participation in the liturgical life of the university.
Simple training and ongoing formation is provided. For more information or to get involved, please contact Campus Ministry.
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.