Student during prayer and worship.

Prayer and Worship

My faith has grown through my participation in Campus Ministry. I have a bigger hunger to know God and to help others. As a peer minister, I reach out to other students and invite them to participate in their own way and at their own pace. There’s no pressure — it’s about building your personal faith.

Tatum Temple ’20
Peer Minister

Growing in faith is an indispensable part of your experience at USF. Through personal and communal prayer, we help students encounter the person of Christ, so their lives may be shaped by Him.

“How Awesome is this Place!”

Welcome to our new St. Francis Chapel, located in the heart of campus.

Join us in the Sacrifice of the Mass

Sacred Time

At USF, Mass is considered to be sacred time and the university has formally established it as such. Sacred Time is a daily “pause” which takes place whenever Mass is celebrated on campus. No on-campus university-sponsored activities can be scheduled. This gives all members of the community the opportunity to participate in Mass or to engage in personal prayer.

“Sacred Time has been fantastic. You take some time, speak to God and just bask in the presence.

Logan Heimann ‘18

Mass Schedule

  • Sunday Student Mass – 7:30 p.m. in St. Francis Chapel
  • Daily Mass – 11 a.m. in St. Francis Chapel


Confessions are available in the St. Francis Chapel at the following times:

  • By appointment with Fr. Dermot Gahan, university chaplain, at [email protected] or 260-399-7700, ext. 6716


The Sacrament of Penance is available in the St. Francis Chapel at the following times:

  • Monday-Friday after the 11 a.m. Mass until noon
  • Sunday from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
  • During Adoration on Thursdays from 8-9 p.m.

You may also contact Fr. Dermot Gahan, university chaplain, to make an appointment: [email protected] or 260-399-7700, ext. 6716.


In keeping with the charism of our sponsoring community, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, we desire a campus community imbued with the joy of the Eucharist. Deepen your faith and joy at Adoration, a silent time of prayer and devotion to Jesus and the Eucharist.

Candlelight Adoration is held 8-9 p.m. most Thursdays.

Praise and Worship

A monthly period of communal interfaith worship centered on personal testimony and music. Music is led by our student worship band. Praise and Worship nights will be posted on Cougar Life and the university events calendar.