Liturgy & Sacraments
Rockhurst Mass Schedule:
From August to May when school is in session.
6 p.m. (Sun.) - Student Mass; St. Francis Xavier Church
Noon (Mon. - Fri.) - Mabee Chapel
10:10 p.m. (Mon., Wed., Thur.) - Mabee Chapel
St. Francis Xavier Parish Mass Schedule:
7 a.m. (Tue. - Fri.) - SFX Chapel
11 a.m. (Mon. - Fri.) - SFX Chapel
4 p.m. (Sat.) - SFX Parish Church
8 a.m. (Sun.) - SFX Parish Church
10:30 a.m. (Sun.) - SFX Parish Church
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
12:30 - 10 p.m. last Monday of every month — Mabee Chapel
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Thursdays — St. Francis Xavier Parish Chapel
Worship and Prayer Spaces
Mabee Chapel is located on the first floor of Massman Hall.
Saint Francis Xavier Church is the Jesuit parish located directly across the street from Rockhurst University at Troost Avenue and 52nd Street.
Residence Hall prayer rooms are located in Corcoran, Xavier-Loyola and McGee Residence Halls and are open 24 hours a day for private prayer and reflection.
Students have the opportunity to be Eucharistic ministers, lectors, altar servers, greeters, cantors, instrumentalists, and members of the contemporary ensemble for the student liturgies. For more information, contact Cindy Schmersal at 816-501-4303.
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Mass Hospitality is an opportunity for student groups to provide a valuable service to the Rockhurst community through assisting as greeters, ushers and gift-bearers and by hosting a post-Mass social. All of these roles may be filled by students of any faith tradition, so all Rockhurst students are welcome and encouraged to participate. This opportunity not only serves the Rockhurst community but also allows student groups an opportunity spend time together in a unique and meaningful capacity. To learn more contact Cindy Schmersal at 501-4303.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturday - 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - St. Francis Xavier Parish Church
Mondays - 9:15 p.m. - Massman Chapel
By appointment: call Fr. John Craig, S.J., at 816-501-4829 or Fr. Luke Byrne, S.J., at 816-501-4868
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
This process, available through Saint Francis Xavier Parish, prepares the participant for Baptism into the Catholic faith, the profession of the Catholic faith, or the Sacrament of Confirmation. For more information, contact Fr. John Craig, SJ at 816-501-4829.