Mass & Prayer


Sunday Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Woods Chapel at 6 p.m. and will abide by social distancing guidelines. See below for specific protocol updates.

Daily Mass is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays at 8 a.m., when classes are in session. Adoration is held in the Chapel at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the addition of Reconciliation on Wednesdays.

Holy Days, Special Masses, and Prayer Services are advertised via campus email, in Engage, or by contacting Campus Ministry for details. The Chapel is open for prayer, but no liturgies are offered during fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks.

Important COVID-19 updates: Face coverings must be worn inside the Chapel at all times. Hand sanitizer stations have been installed in the entryway, and visitors are encouraged to utilize them when entering and exiting the building. Hand sanitizer will also be provided prior to receiving Holy Communion by a minister. Anyone with a fever or experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and attend Mass via livestream on the Campus Ministry Facebook page. Social distancing will be in effect while sitting or moving about in the Chapel. In order to better serve our students, Sunday Masses are reserved for Bellarmine students, faculty, and staff, and their families. If space allows, community members are welcome to attend.

Students serve as ministers for all campus liturgies:

  • Readers
  • Altar Servers
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Hospitality Ministers
  • Chapel Choir (MUSE 123)
  • Chapel Musicians (MUSE 123)

To enroll in the next training session for any of these ministries, please contact the Office of Campus Ministry.

There are many locations in the Highlands and Louisville area for worship services of all faiths. The Office maintains a current directory with contact information for churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques. Please visit us in Centro Horrigan 016, for more information or visit Catholic Mass Times.

The Office of Campus Ministry coordinates publicity surrounding faith-based initiatives on and off campus by working with the Interfaith Coalition which meets each month during the school year. It is composed of representatives from each of the faith-based groups, a liaison from the Theology faculty and a representative from the Highlands Community Ministries.