Liturgy & Sacraments

Rockhurst Mass Schedule
The following Masses are celebrated while school is in session:

Sundays: 6 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier
Mondays: Noon and 10:10 p.m. in Mabee Chapel
Tuesdays: Noon weekly and 4:30 p.m. biweekly in Mabee Chapel
Wednesdays: Noon and 10:10 p.m. in Mabee Chapel
Thursdays: Noon and 10:10 p.m. in Mabee Chapel
Fridays: Noon in Mabee Chapel

St. Francis Xavier Parish Mass Schedule
Saturdays: 4 p.m. at SFX Church
Sundays: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. at SFX Church
Mondays: 11 a.m. in SFX Chapel
Tuesdays: 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. in SFX Chapel
Wednesdays: 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. in SFX Chapel
Thursdays: 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. in SFX Chapel
Fridays: 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. in SFX Chapel

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered three times weekly in the Mabee Chapel from 9:00pm-10:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights while school is in session.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is also offered in the St. Francis Xavier Chapel between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

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.

Liturgical Ministry
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.

Download and print more information about litugical ministry (PDF) .

Mass Hospitality
Mass Hospitality is an opportunity for student organizations to provide a valuable service to the Rockhurst community through assisting as greeters, ushers and gift-bearers and through hosting the 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 offering not only serves the Rockhurst community but also allows student groups an opportunity spend time together in a unique and meaningful capacity.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesdays: 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. at the Jesuit Residence
Saturdays: 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church
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, S.J., at 816-501-4829.