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?
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students?
Yes. During the week, Mass is offered four times a day: 7:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. Confessions are heard before and after each Mass.
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 at least weekly?
Yes. It is offered daily — the first Mass of the day.
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives?
Yes. The Ordinary form is offered in English and Latin, and the Extraordinary form in Latin.
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.):
NO = Novus Ordo
EF = Extraordinary Form
7:15 am (EF) — Chant
9:00 am (NO) — Polyphony and chant
11:30 am (NO) — occasionally polyphony/chant
Monday – Thursday
7:00 am (EF), 11:30 am (NO), 5:00 pm (NO), 10:00 pm (NO)
7:00 am (EF), 11:30 am (NO), 5:00 pm (NO)
7:15 am (EF), 11:30 am (NO)
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly?
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Before and after every mass and on request, any time.
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:
After the last Mass on Sundays. (12:30 – 2:00 p.m.)
Before the Last Mass on Saturdays. (10:30 — 11:30 a.m.
After the 5:00 pm Mass Monday-Friday. )5:30 — 6:30 p.m.
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
Rosary prayed nightly
Nightly consecration to the Sacred Heart said in each dorm at curfew, 11:00 p.m.
24 hour Adoration on First Friday
Legion of Mary praesidia meets regularly
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:
Our chaplains schedule vocations talks throughout the year given by representatives of dioceses and religious orders across the country.
In addition, chaplains schedule discernment evenings throughout the year for those considering a vocation to the priesthood and/or religious life
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 68 ordained alumni of TAC and 44 religious sisters and brothers who are TAC alumni.
Additional Chaplaincy information, clarification or description (optional):
Four chaplains live on campus and are available at all times for spiritual direction.