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Religious and Spiritual Life

DePaul faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in any of the regular religious and spiritual practices, prayer and worship opportunities offered at either campus (Loop or LPC).   

  • Each day at noon when school is in session, daily Catholic MNo Imageass is offered at the Loop Campus Miraculous Medal Chapel on the 1st floor of the Lewis building (25 E. Jackson Boulevard), as well as at the St. Louise de Marillac Chapel in the Lincoln Park Student Center. Mass is offered in the Loop chapel most days during summer and winter breaks, as well as during holy days of obligation and special feast days. A schedule is posted outside each chapel.  A Student Mass is held each Sunday during the academic year at 8:30 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Parish (1010 W. Webster Avenue), adjacent to the Lincoln Park Campus. 
  • Interfaith Sacred Spaces are available at both campuses for those interested in quiet spaces for meditation, or for gathering together with others for religious and spiritual purposes.  The Interfaith Sacred Space at Lincoln Park is adjacent to the chapel in the Lincoln Park Student Center.  At the Loop campus, the Interfaith Space can be found on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center adjacent to the Mission and Ministry staff offices. 
  • Muslim prayer rooms are located on the 3rd floor of the Lincoln Park Student Center and on the 4th floor of the Loop Campus CDM Building and are available to students, staff and faculty at all times when buildings are open. There are also weekly Friday Ju’mah prayer services and other events during the year. Faculty and staff wishing to get more involved in Muslim Life on campus should contact our Muslim Chaplain, Abdul-Malik Ryan by phone at 312.362.5896 or by email mryan42@depaul.edu
  • Jewish Life on campus is led by our Jewish Life coordinator, Matthew Charnay.  High Holiday services are held each year at our Lincoln Park Student Center for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Shabbat services are held on campus at least monthly.  DePaul Jewish life also partners regularly with the local Hillel staff and programs sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Chicago, as well as other local Jewish organizations.
  • Spiritual Direction or Spiritual Companionship, the practice of having a regular meeting with an experienced spiritual guide to discuss and stay accountable to your spiritual life, is also available through Mission and Ministry. For faculty or staff please contact Mark Laboe and for students please contact Georgianna Torres Reyes for more information or to arrange an initial visit to discuss your interests and needs and find an appropriate match.
  • Catholic-Vincentian Feast Days are celebrated several times a year and typically include Mass and Lunch.  These include the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12th), the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul (September 27th), and the Feast of St. Louise de Marillac (May 9th).  In order to be included on the invitations for these events, please make sure you are on our email listserve!
  • Assistance with Religious Observances of Students:   DePaul is fortunate to have students from a diversity of religious backgrounds.  Students may request time away from class or for accommodations to be made due to their religious practices. The institution strongly supports students’ religious observances and hopes that every effort can be made to accommodate students’ needs in this regard.  However, providing such accommodations can also be confusing, or in some cases, very difficult to manage.  Faculty needing assistance in determining how to handle particular cases are encouraged to contact the Mission and Ministry office, beginning with Rev. Diane Dardon, Director of Pastoral Care and Religious Diversity at 773.325.4792 or ddardon@depaul.edu.