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Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University

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Mass Times

The celebration of the Liturgy is offered daily on campus at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Administration Building) unless otherwise noted on the schedule below

Holy Week 2014 Liturgies

Monday, April 14

Communal Penance Service
6 – 8 pm in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Holy Thursday, April 17

Mass of the Lord's Supper
7 pm in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Good Friday, April 18

Commemoration of the Lord's Passion
Noon in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Easter Sunday, April 20

11 am Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Easter Monday, April 21

2 pm Mass highlighting Phi Eta Sigma inductions

Mass Times for the Academic School Year


7:45 am & Noon in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit


4:30 pm Mass for Peace in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Replaced by the Stations of the Cross during Lent


5:30 pm Vigil Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit


11 am & 9 pm in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

6 pm in the Towers Multi-Purpose Room

Mass Intentions

A "+" denotes that the intended is deceased.

DateTimeIntentionRequested byPresider
Saturday 4/19
5:30 pm
Sunday 4/20
11:00 am
+Ermenegildo & Gaetanina Lucente Jim & Carla Lucente
Sunday 4/20
9:00 pm

Monday 4/21
7:45 pm
Monday 4/21
12:00 pm
+Raymond Andres Genny Hughes
Tuesday 4/22
7:45 am +Karen Renzulli Susan Monahan
Tuesday 4/22
12:00 pm +Thomas Biddle St. Sebastian CMF
Wednesday 4/23
7:45 am
+George A. Birringer Wife and Family
Wednesday 4/23
12:00 pm

+Rasheed Strader

grandson of DU student

Office of Freshman Development and Special Student Services

Thursday 4/24
7:45 am

+Arthur Lee Hagan

Anniversary of Death, Father of Catherine Hagan Vargo, DU Alum

Thursday 4/24
12:00 pm

+Jim Wehs

DU faculty

Edith Krause
Friday 4/25
7:45 am

Friday 4/25
12:00 pm

+Raymond Andres

Genny Hughes

Mass Intention Archives

Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Summer 2013
Prayer List

Please remember in prayer those with special intention.

To have a friend or loved one added to the Prayer List please
email Mary Beth at caloriem@duq.edu

April 16, 2014

Please remember in prayer those with special intention

Renee Rotundo, niece of Stephen Steinbeiser, Spiritan Campus Ministry
Students and families of Franklin Regional School District
Connor Warwick, stabbing victim in the Franklin Regional tragedy and cousin of Grace Warwick, DU student
Joe and Sylvia Harford, friends of Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp.
Therese Engelhardt and family, family of JoAnne Hrehocik, Registrar's Office
Dante Altemara, friend of Anna Reinhard, DU student
Stephen French, brother of Fr. Ray French, C.S.Sp.
David Mikowychok, father of Carol Persin, Alum
Kathy Burns, sister of Sheila Merwin, Trinity Hall
Harry, DU alum
Robert Skowronick, grand-uncle of Jacod Dodd, DU student
Steffy, family
Eileen Vogel, mother of Donna Steed, Human Resources
Alice Diana, aunt and former guardian of Linda Roeder, Enrollment Management Group
Baby Victor Ryan, son of a friend of Corinne Burns
Darlene Sodko, friend of Corinne Burns
Herman Alvarez, grandfather of John Hudock, DU student
Rose and Carol
Fr. Charles Baptiste
Elie Gelmetti, father of Fr. Jean Michel Gelmetti
Mark Morton, grandson of Cynthia Morton, Athletics
Terry Zombek
John Brown
Chris Maher, friend of Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp.
Barb Tullius, friend of Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp.
George Jennings, son of Mary Lou Jennings
Knobloch family
Dan and Lois Lackner, former Board Member
Alice Plumbi, infant daughter of Bobbi and Maura (alum) and granddaughter of Michael Sippey, Public Safety
Joann Augillard, friend of Fr. Naos McCool
John O'Connor, brother-in-law of Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp
Bernard Rossi, father of Darlene Paolicelli, Admissions
Pat Fiorentino
Haley Spitznagel, daughter of Jill Spitznagel, CTS
Daniel DeNardo, grandfather of Dave DeNardo, Athletics
Frank Fiore, step-father of Mark Beck, Registrar's Office
Mary Ann Williams, mother of Christy Hudson, Public Affairs
Lynne R., friend of Karen Ferrick-Roman, Public Affairs
Anthony Supertzi, stepfather of Denise Sciulli, Management and Business
Savanna Urick, daughter of Todd Urick, Public Safety
Michael Bishop
Baby Amanda
Tom DeMacio, retiree
Special Intention
Chuck Conlogue, husband of Phyllis Conlogue, Theology
Michael Grandillo, DU alum

May they know the healing power of God!

For those who have died:
+ Susan Marie Thiebaud, DU student
+ E. Eileen Vogel, mother of Donna Steed, Human Resources
+ Madelyn Reilly, mother of Madelyn Reilly, Legal Affairs
+ Domenica Francie Giovannetti Rossini, grandmother of Suzette Rossini and Melinda Roeder, alumnus, family of Linda Roeder, Enrollment Management Group

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon them. May their soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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Other Worship Sites

Crossroads Christian Fellowship
Crossroads Christian Fellowship offers weekly gatherings for Christian denominations, along with retreats, Bible studies and faith sharing opportunities. For more information email contactus@ducrossroads.com.

Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Student Association organizes faith-filled activities and events for Muslim Students and the entire University. The University provides a prayer room above the University Chapel. Contact 412.607.3077

Jewish Student Organization
The Jewish Student Organization works to provide community for Jewish students on campus. Contact jsoduq@gmail.com

Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is a community of orthodox believers. Contact: Fr. Radu Bordeianu at 412.396.6526 or bordeianur@duq.edu

God in All Worlds
God in All Worlds is an inter-faith discussion group that meets regularly to discuss various inter-faith issues. This is a safe place to share your faith tradition and also learn about religions of the world through dialogue and reflection. We meet Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in room 116 of the Student Union. All are invited.

Other Worship Sites

Chapel Weddings

Requirements for having a
Wedding at Duquesne

  • Either bride or groom must be a current student, an alum, or an employee of the University
  • Either bride or groom must be Roman Catholic
  • If either party has been married previously, there is paperwork that must be in place before the wedding can be scheduled


  • The suggested donation for the Chapel is $200.
  • This does not cover the cost of musicians

Musical Services

  • You may consult with the Director of Music and Liturgy Stephen Steinbeiser to prepare and perform the wedding music.
  • You may hire qualified pastoral musicians by contacting the Mary Pappert School of Music (412.396.6080)

Pastoral Services

  • You must provide a priest for the ceremony.
  • You may personally ask one of the Spiritans here at Duquesne, your parish priest, a friend of the family or a family member who is an ordained priest of the Roman rite.


    Available Wedding Times

  • Weddings are on Saturdays at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm
  • You are given one hour for the ceremony, 1/2 hour before the ceremony, and 1/2 hour afterwards for pictures. For this reason, there is to be no receiving line


Together for life - Getting married and staying married can be quite a challenge! Together for Life Online was developed as a community of engaged couples, married couples, and ministers to help couples build strong, life-long marriages with God.

For questions and scheduling please contact Debbie Kostosky: 412.396.6021 or kostosky@duq.edu

Liturgical Ministry
Students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to participate in the special ministries of our liturgies. Register online to take part as a liturgical volunteer.


Commitments of Liturgical Ministers

Liturgical ministers are responsible and conscientious, fulfilling all assignments. Liturgical ministers are asked to adjust personal schedules to help meet the needs of four weekly Masses. Liturgical ministry is an expression of stewardship, and is a rewarding opportunity to share your time and talent with the faith community.

View the Liturgical Minister Schedule

Ministry Scheduler Pro - Click to access your schedule online
Register online to take part
as a liturgical volunteer.

Position Descriptions



This liturgical ministry is for both the male and female student. The acolyte assists the priest at Mass. Acolytes prepare the sanctuary before Mass and places everything away after the Liturgy. The acolyte participates at Mass by praying and singing with all in the assembly.



This liturgical ministry is for the male and female Catholic who is fully initiated, i.e., having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The proclaimer does not just read the sacred scripture to those assembled at Mass. The proclaimer prepares for the proclamation of the reading throughout the week, make that scripture reading prayer. The proclaimer possesses a deep love of scripture.

Minister of hospitality

Minister of Hospitality

This ministry is for the male and female student to lead all gathered at Mass in sung prayer. The minister is observant and ready to serve when any need arises. They greet people at the doors, help seat those who arrive for Mass, take up the collection, and pass out weekly bulletin at the door. The minister possesses a wealthy of kindness for all that gather at Mass.

Minister Of Communion

Extraordinary Minister of Communion

This liturgical ministry is for the male and female Catholic who is fully initiated, i.e., having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. In the absence of the ordinary ministers (priest and deacon) those liturgical ministers offer the Body and Blood of Christ to those who come forward to the altar to receive the Holy Sacrament. The extraordinary minister of Holy Communism possesses a deep love of the Eucharist and needs to be formally commissioned.



This liturgical ministry is for the male and female student to lead all gathered at Mass in sung prayer. The cantor is welcoming and inviting as the assembly sings prayer and Liturgy. Never overpowering the people, the cantor leads the prayer through the ministry of singing. The cantor must be familiar and comfortable with the various musical compositions.



This liturgical ministry is for the male and female Catholic who is fully initiated, i.e., having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. it is the ancient custom of the Church to sing the psalm at Liturgy. As the scripture readings are proclaimed from the ambo, so the psalmist proclaims the psalms in song form the ambo.



This liturgical ministry is open to male and female individuals who wish to share their gift of song. The choir supports the assembly in the singing at Mass. There are opportunities for the choir to sing musical selections particular to their ministry. This liturgical ministry presupposes a commitment of time for both weekly rehearsals and participation at weekly Liturgy.



This liturgical ministry is for the male and female students who wish to share their gift of music.


Entering into the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confession is not difficult. Yet, if we want to experience the sacrament in the most profound way, we must prepare by placing ourselves in the presence of God and praying for the wisdom, insight and humility to reflect honestly on our life.

Catholics seek healing and forgiveness through repentance and a resolve to change those parts of their lives that do not foster relationship with God and God's people. This reflection should involve searching one's thoughts, words and actions - an examination of conscience.

Click here to read more about Reconciliation.

Reconciliation is is available Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and by appointment. The chapel is open to all for reflection and prayer.

New Risen Christ Sculpture

Artist Sebastian Touret's descriptions of the Risen Christ sculpture:

Risen Christ

It is quite an impressive mission to fine oneself having to represent Christ.

Is it even possible to show Him? We can evoke Him through an attitude, a gesture, within the challenges of carving and the reality of a material-oak wood in this case.

This oak, not long ago, was a living tree full of sap. It was cut down and became a beam, in a neat square shape, and lifeless.

The sculptor seizes it, and work begins as the precise tools bring out the sawdust and shavings.

The beam loses its rigidity, its inertia.

Thanks to your commissioning of the sculpture and to the sculpting work, a character appears-a man. The wood has become living, the most alive of the Living, the Risen Christ resurrected. He comes out of the tomb, springing from his shroud.

This sculpture has a twinned presence in Paris, which I sculpted with my late father, Jean Touret, for the Chapel of Orphans in d'Auteuil.

With hope this sculpture lives up to the huge ambition of the humble sculptor: creating an invigorating presence in this place of yours and in your midst.