Does the institution have one or more priest chaplains on campus for the Sacraments and spiritual direction? (Yes/No)
On average, how many hours per week is a priest chaplain on campus and available to students?
70 (a priest chaplain lives on campus)
Please describe the priests who minister to students and celebrate the Sacraments on campus.
We have an international community of priests who teach, study, and minister to the ITI. The countries represented are Austria, Germany, France, India, Ukraine, Argentina, and the US. 12 priests in total, two priest from the Byzantine rite and two from the Roman rite live on campus and are readily available to minister the sacraments to students. The remaining priests primarily teach and celebrate mass. Spiritual direction is available as well.
Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your priest chaplain(s)? (Yes/No)
Does the institution have one or more campus ministers on campus (lay or religious, but not priests) who are available to students for spiritual direction? (Yes/No)
Please describe the campus ministers who are not priests.
Does your institution offer Mass to students at least on Sundays and other days of obligation? (Yes/No)
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students? (Yes/No)
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students? (Yes/No – if yes, when and how often?)
Yes* – twice a month
* Frequency depends on availability of priests.
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives? (Yes/No)
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.):
Roman Novus Ordo Mass: 7:00AM (W, F) 12:05PM (M-F *Tu in Latin)
Extraordinary Form Mass: 5:30PM W 2-2 times a month
Byzantine Divine Liturgy: 5:30PM (M,W, Th, F), 12:05PM Sa, 10:00AM Su
Byzantine Vespers: 5:30PM *on feasts
Syro-Malabar Qurbana (Mass): 5:30PM Th
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly? (Yes/No)
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Confessions are every week on Wednesdays at 8:30PM immediately after praying the Byzantine Hymn to Our Lady, the “Akathist.” Confessions are also available anytime by appointment.
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly? (Yes/No)
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
Monday: 8-12, 1-10PM
Tuesday: 8-12, 1-10PM
Wednesday: 8-12, 1-11PM
Thursday: 8-12, 1-12AM
Friday: 12:00AM-12PM, 1-10PM
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
Common rosary: Daily, 8PM
Praise and worship: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:00PM
Akathist: Wednesday 8:00-8:30PM
Morning prayer: M-F 6:45AM
Compline: M-F 10PM
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually? (Yes/No)
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
Male students in ITI’s formation program are required to participate in daily worship, live in the cloister section of campus housing, make a spiritual retreat each semester, and are offered special classes on formation and seminars on pastoral topics under the direction of the ITI’s Rector of Formation.
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.
Yes. There have been several students at the ITI who did not come specifically for priestly formation who ended up discovering their vocation during their time at ITI. Two of these were converts from Protestantism.
Does your institution limit religious services and activities on campus (not including private prayer and devotions) to faithfully Catholic activities? (Yes/No)