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Liturgy and Prayer


Participation Aid 4/18/21

Each Sunday night, the DePaul community gathers to celebrate Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Students prepare the liturgy and serve as the liturgical ministers (lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers, hospitality ministers and music ministers).

Whether you go to Mass weekly, once in a while, or have never been to a Catholic Mass, you are welcome here! Come celebrate with us!

When You Arrive at Mass

  • A greeter will check you in (or ask you to swipe your ID/scan the QR code, if you haven't registered) and ask you about your COVID-19 status.
  • After you enter the vestibule, a greeter will sanitize spray your hands with hand sanitizer.
  • You must wear a face covering (covering your nose and mouth) at all times while you are in the church.
  • An usher will direct you to your pew. Each seat is at least 6 feet away from other seats.

How We're Keeping You Safe

  • Registration and contact tracing of everyone entering the church, including priests, lay ministers, musicians.
  • Screening everyone for COVID-19 symptoms before they enter the church.
  • Mandating the use of hand sanitizer as you enter the church and before you receive Communion.
  • Mandating the use of face coverings/masks at all times when inside the church.
  • One way entrance and exits.
  • Designating seats that are at least 6 feet apart.
  • Sanitizing pews in the church after people leave.
  • Removal of all reusable and high touch objects: hymnals, worship aids, vigil candles, etc.
  • The Eucharist is distributed only "under one kind" (bread) and only in the hands.
  • Sacristans wash the Communion vessels (chalices, etc.) with hot, soapy, water after Mass 

For more information about Sunday Night Mass, contact Matt Merkt or Justin Matuszewski.

There will be no Daily Masses at either campus until further notice

The DePaul Liturgical Choir is an ensemble of undergraduate and graduate students whose primary purpose is leading the music each week at Sunday Night Mass. Rehearsals are held on Thursday afternoons in the St. Louise de Marillac Chapel in the Student Center. No audition is required, just the ability to match pitch.

Instrumentalists are also encouraged to share their talents. Strings, woodwinds, brass, guitar and percussion are all used throughout the year, with rehearsals scheduled as needed.

For more information about the Liturgical Choir or instrumental music, contact Matt Merkt.

There will be no Liturgical Choir rehearsals, and the choir won’t sing at Mass, until further notice