Does the institution have one or more priest chaplains on campus for the Sacraments and spiritual direction? (Yes/No)
Yes. None live on campus, but several are regularly on campus to offer spiritual direction.
On average, how many hours per week is a priest chaplain on campus and available to students?
Please describe the priests who minister to students and celebrate the Sacraments on campus.
Various priests from the local areas celebrate Mass on-campus; these include priests from Miles Christi, the Augustinians, local parishes, and the Chaldean Catholic Rite.
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.
One of our professors is a consecrated virgin, and she is available for female spiritual direction. In addition, various religious sisters have also been available for spiritual direction.
Does your institution offer Mass to students at least on Sundays and other days of obligation? (Yes/No)
Yes. Weekend Masses on campus are usually offered on Sunday evenings. Students also attend local parishes.
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?
We estimate about 50% of student body attend daily Mass at least once a week.
Approximately 50 students attend campus daily Mass on a given day.
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students? (Yes/No – if yes, when and how often?)
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.):
Mo 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form (Acapella Choir)
Tu 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form (Acapella Choir)
We 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form (Acapella Choir)
Th 11:00 a.m., Chaldean Catholic Rite (Chant)
Fr 11:00 a.m., Ordinary Form (Acapella Choir)
Sun 7:00 p.m. Ordinary Form (Acapella Choir)
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly? (Yes/No)
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Mo – 11:45-1:00
We – 11:45-1:00
Th – 11:45-1:00
Fr – 11:45-1:00
Sa – Local Parish 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Su – 6:00-6:30
Other: As needed, or at special events (retreats, etc)
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-Friday, usually 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
(Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is also available 24 hours at St Mary’s Catholic Church.)
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
Rosary is prayed nightly at 9:00 p.m. in the townhome common area. On Thursday evenings there is a weekly Adoration night with Praise & Worship, run by our student campus ministry team. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is normally prayed after Mass in our adoration chapel.
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:
There is currently no formal pre-theology program.
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 are several Chaldean Catholic seminarians who have completed their undergraduate and graduate degrees at JPCatholic. So far, four of them have been ordained to the priesthood.
We have also had several women who have chosen to enter the religious life.
Does your institution limit religious services and activities on campus (not including private prayer and devotions) to faithfully Catholic activities? (Yes/No)