Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University
Welcome to the Chapel of the Holy Spirit! We hope that you will explore the tabs below to see our Mass and Reconciliation Times, Mass Intentions and Weekly Prayer List. You can also learn all about our Liturgical Ministries and explore the possibility of having a Wedding in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit!
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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.
Mass Times for the Summer
Noon in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
11 AM in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
For additional weekend Mass times see Epiphany parish located within walking distance to Duquesne
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.
Reconciliation is available Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and by appointment. The chapel is open to all for reflection and prayer.
Students, faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to participate in the special ministries of our liturgies.
At this time, the COVID-19 guidelines will have an impact on our Liturgical Ministers Schedule. The maximum number of people we can have in the chapel for a Mass is 25 people. For this reason, the Liturgical Ministers' schedule has been adjusted. Also, the 6 PM Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel and not the Towers Multi-Purpose Room.
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.
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 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
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 bulletins at the door. The minister possesses a wealth of kindness for all that gather at Mass.
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 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 from 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.
Click on the link below to access the pdf of Mass intentions for the week:
Mass Intention Archives
Spiritan Campus Ministry Prayer List
Please remember in prayer those with special intention
Bob Lytle ~ brother of Pam Ferchak, Biology Department
Lorraine Ritchie ~ sister of Father Ray French
Christian Sesek, DU alum
Elaine DiLucia Franks ~ sister of Rita Warfield
Patricia Jakub ~ former University Registrar, and mother of Joell McSheehy of the Enrollment Mgt Group
William Canny ~ DU alum
Margaret Forish ~ mother of Gene Forish
Angie Lytle ~ mother of Linda Donovan, Spiritan Campus Ministry
Casimir Majcher ~ grandson of former DU employee Bernie Krueger
Nicholas Sciulli ~ son of Denise Sciulli
Conor Slifko ~ nephew of Sheryl Reinhard
Sam ~ friend of Debbie Kostosky
Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp.
Mary French ~ mother of Father Ray French
For those who have died +++
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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Chapel of the Holy Spirit
We look forward to talking to you about having your wedding at the Duquesne Chapel of the Holy Spirit! Please find information below about the process.
- 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.
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- The suggested donation for the Chapel is $200.
- This does not cover the cost of musicians.
- Since marriage is a sacrament, its music is considered sung prayer and should therefore be appropriate for a liturgy.
- You may contact Mr. Gene Forish, Director of Music and Liturgy, at 412.396.6019 or email@example.com to obtain contact information for pastoral musicians.
- You may also contact the Mary Pappert School of Music for contact information regarding qualified student musicians or hire qualified pastoral musicians by contacting the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6080.
- You are also welcome to bring in qualified pastoral musicians to provide the music for your wedding.
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- You must provide a priest or deacon 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.
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Available Wedding Times
- Weddings are on Saturdays at 11 AM, 1 PM, or 3 PM.
- You can access the chapel 1/2 hour before the ceremony. The entire ceremony (including photographs) may only last 90 minutes after the scheduled start time of the wedding. For this reason, there is to be no receiving line.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Student Association organizes faith-filled activities and events for Muslim Students and the entire University. The University provides separate prayer rooms for men and women in the Spiritan Campus Ministry Center on the first floor of Towers.
Jewish Student Organization
The Jewish Student Organization works to provide community for Jewish students on campus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is a community of orthodox believers. Contact: Fr. Radu Bordeianu at 412.396.6526 or email@example.com
Artist Sebastian Touret's descriptions of the Risen Christ sculpture:
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.