Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your chaplain?
Does your institution offer Mass on campus at least on Sundays and other days of obligation?
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
Some of the local students choose to attend Mass in their parishes while others choose to attend Mass on campus with the seminarians
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students?
Yes, Mass is offered daily at 7 a.m. each morning.
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
More than 30 undergraduate students attend daily Mass. All students are welcome to attend Mass daily.
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students at least weekly?
Not currently at this time.
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives?
Are the altar servers at your institution’s Masses male only or both male and female?
Please list the schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: the day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music, if any (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc.):
Monday – Friday, 6:45 Morning Prayer, 7:00 AM Ordinary Form Mass (Ordinary Form in Latin on Thursday)
Thursday – Sunday Morning – Continuous Adoration
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly?
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Monday-Saturday: 6:15 AM – 6:45 AM
Wednesday & Friday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Or by appointment
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly?
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
Monday-Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Continuous Adoration from Thursday 8 PM – Sunday 9 AM
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
Catholic Underground – 1 meeting per month
Charismatic Renewal – Sunday evening
Contemporary Praise & Worship – Monday evening
International Rosary – Wednesday afternoon
Confraternity of Mary – Thursday afternoon
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually?
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
We have no formal programs to foster vocations, but they are fostered through the undergraduate students’ living and studying and praying side by side with priests, seminarians, and religious brothers and sisters.
If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many students participate in them each year?
Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students, if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe.
We are not aware; most of our seminarians and religious have chosen their vocation before they matriculate.
Additional chaplaincy information
The nature of the campus built around a seminary formation program lends itself to a Catholic prayer life. Students are welcome to participate in daily Mass, daily Liturgy of the Hours, a daily holy hour, common devotional prayers such as the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. On Fridays during Lent the seminary community prays the Stations of the Cross. Some students choose to be part of Catholic Underground that meets on campus once a month. Literally and spiritually Our Lady Queen of Apostles Chapel centers the entire campus.