Prayer and Worship
Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in-person religious services have been suspended on the UIW campus.
Please download and read "A Prayer of Hope in a Time of Trial" from UIW's Office of Mission and Ministry.
The University of the Incarnate Word offers a variety of worship opportunities, formal and informal, Catholic and Ecumenical, to provide a means for students to participate in prayer on campus. Opportunities are available daily, weekly, monthly, and through our special university-wide celebrations throughout the year.
There are two Sunday Masses held on campus in Our Lady's Chapel (located on the first floor of the Administration Building):
- Morning Mass - 10:30 am (all year)
- Evening Mass - 8:00 pm (during the academic year)
- Daily Mass - 12:00 pm (M-F, except during holidays or breaks)
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is held every Friday at 11:30 a.m. or by appointment with our Chaplain or Associate Chaplain.
Fr. Thomas Dymowski, O.SS.T. Fr. James Mark Adame, O.SS.T.
University Chaplain Associate Chaplain
The Sacrament of Confirmation for those wishing to complete their initiation into the Catholic Church is offered through a 7-month program beginning in September each year. For more information, please contact Fr. James Mark Adame, Associate Chaplain.
The University of the Incarnate Word offers a variety of ways to become involved in the worship life of the campus. Whether you are a seasoned minister or new to ministry, training is provided each semester. We invite you to participate in any of the following ministries:
Hospitality ministers welcome people as they arrive, hand out hymnals, take up the collection, and distribute the bulletin.
Altar servers assist the priest at his direction in preparing various details of the liturgy. These may include carrying the cross in procession, assisting the presider with the Sacramentary, helping to prepare the altar table and vessels, lighting candles, preparing incense and other sacramentals.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Eucharistic Ministers assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful during the Eucharistic celebrations.
Lectors proclaim Sacred Scripture - the Word of God - to the assembly. They may also assist in reading the Universal Prayer (Prayers of the Faithful) of the community.
Members of the environment team assist in preparing the chapel for the liturgical seasons - Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time.
The music ministry contributes to the worship life of the campus by offering a variety of musical styles - contemporary to traditional, vocal and instrumental - which prayerfully serve and enhance the sung prayer of our liturgies, both Catholic and ecumenical. Our choirs include students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community. Each choir rehearses weekly during the academic year in preparation for Sunday Masses and other liturgical services. Both choirs welcome instrumentalists. Those who serve in our cantor ministry participate regularly in the prayer life of the campus and are typically members of one of our choirs. Additional formation is provided for those interested in this ministry.
For more information or to sign up, please contact: