Mass, Adoration & Reconciliation

Mass & Sacrament Schedule



Holy Week & Easter
Mass & Sacrament Schedule

Sunday, April 2 through Sunday, April 9, 2023


Palm Sunday, April 2
Vigil Mass at 5:00 PM Saturday, April 1
Palm Sunday Mass at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM, and 9:00 PM


Monday, April 3-Wednesday, April 5
Daily Mass at 12:05 PM Monday & Wednesday
Daily Mass at 8:00 PM Monday-Wednesday

Adoration with Reconciliation at 9:00 PM Monday-Wednesday


Wednesday, April 5
Tenebrae Service at 7:00 PM


Holy Thursday, April 6
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:00 PM


Good Friday, April 7
Living Stations of the Cross on the Quad at 12:00 PM
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 3:00 PM


Holy Saturday, April 8
Easter Vigil Mass in the Holy Night of Easter at 8:00 PM


Easter Sunday, April 9
Mass at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM, and 9:00 PM


Stations of the Cross are held at 7:15 PM in the Main Chapel on the following Fridays of Lent:

  • February 24
  • March 3
  • March 10
  • March 24
  • March 31

On Good Friday, April 7, Living Stations of the Cross will be held on the University of Illinois Main Quad at 12:00 PM. Meet on the Main Chapel steps at 11:45 AM, or behind Foellinger Auditorium at 12:00 PM.


regular academic year
Mass & Sacrament Schedule


Mass will be celebrated in the Main Chapel:


  • Monday-Friday at 12:05 PM and 8:00 PM

  • Saturdays at 5:00 PM (Vigil)
  • Sundays at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM (Traditional), 5:00 PM (Praise & Worship), and 9:00 PM (Candlelight)

Reconciliation will be available:

  • 9:00 PM Monday-Thursday
  • 4:00 PM Saturday

Adoration is available Monday-Thursday following the 8:00 PM Daily Mass, approximately 8:30 PM-10:00 PM


A Novus Ordo Latin Mass will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month during the Spring semester in the Chapel of the Four Evangelists located on the lower level underneath the Main Chapel. These Masses will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on:

  • April 1
  • May 6


NOTE: The Main Chapel will not be open other than during scheduled Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration times as listed above.

The Prayer Chapel located on the Lower Level will be open to the public for personal prayer from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily, accessible via the Armory St. courtyard entrance. (The Prayer Chapel is accessible to Newman Hall residents 24-hours per day.)



Mass Intentions

At St. John's Catholic Newman Center, Mass intentions can be scheduled for the repose of the soul of a loved one, for birthday blessings for friends and family, or for special intentions. Mass intentions are only $10 and the best gift you can give someone!


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Homily Podcast

Catholic Illini Homilies is a collection of weekend homilies from St. John's Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Fr. Robert Lampitt, Fr. Matthew Hoelscher, and Fr. Alexander Millar contribute their reflections and exhortations on the Sunday Gospel.


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