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Please note that Mass times change occasionally based on the academic schedule and other events on campus. A basic guideline is that there are no Masses on campus when the university is not in session. Check the weekly eBulletin and follow our social media for updates.

St. Francis Chapel at John Carroll University: Sundays at 9pm.

Church of the Gesu also offers Masses at 4:30pm on Saturdays and 9am and 11am on Sundays. Visit their website for the most up-to-date schedule.

Daily Mass: 

Daily Mass is held during the academic year on campus Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:05pm in Saint Francis Chapel and Tuesday and Thursday at 12:25pm in Rodman Chapel.

Parking: If you are attending John Carroll for daily Mass, please enter the campus through the Carroll Gate (near Dolan Science Center) and ask the parking guard for a visitor’s pass for Mass.

Murphy Mass:

Our weekly Murphy Masses feature post-communion reflections from our Graduate Assistants, Resident Ministers, and others from our community in lieu of a traditional homily. These are held at 9:30pm on Wednesdays in Saint Francis Chapel.

Church of the Gesu also offers a daily Mass at 7:30am. Visit their website for the most up-to-date schedule.

Campus Ministry offers several opportunities for student involvement in the liturgy as student ministers. Some examples include:

  • Eucharistic Ministers (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion)
  • Lectors (includes Readers of Petitions)
  • Sacristans/Mass Coordinators
  • Liturgy Committee Members
  • Altar Servers

Eucharistic Ministers must be confirmed members of the Roman Catholic or Byzantine Church (or other Catholic Church in communion with Rome).

Lectors include those who read the petitions at Mass. Readers must be baptized Christians.

If you are interested in pursuing any of these ministry opportunities sign up below or contact Kathleen Sardon, coordinator of liturgy, or by phone at 216.397.4766.

Please sign up to assist at our JCU liturgies. You will be contacted about training.

Saint Francis Chapel: 12:05pm and 5:05pm

Church of the Gesu: 6:45am, 8:30am, 12pm, 7pm.

*subject to change

John Carroll offers the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation (Confession), Baptism (preparation through RCIA), Confirmation, and Marriage. These sacraments are recorded at Gesu Parish, our Diocese of Cleveland parish of record. Please contact Kathleen Sardon for more information regarding the following sacraments.

Reconciliation (Confession)

Penance services are held each semester (during Lent and Advent), followed by the opportunity for individual confession.

Our regular confession schedule during the academic year is as follows:

  • Thursdays – Rev. Bernie McAniff, S.J. -- Saint Francis Chapel, 2:30-4pm.

Confessions are also heard weekly in the Church of the Gesu, located at 2490 Miramar Boulevard, at 3 p.m. on Saturdays (until the 4:30pm Mass) or by appointment.

Baptism & First Eucharist

Campus Ministry offers The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program for students who are interested in either joining the Catholic Church, or students who are already baptized Catholic, but have not yet received the sacrament of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. This is generally a 9-month preparation process, culminating at the Easter Vigil Mass.


John Carroll Campus Ministry staff will prepare students for Confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church. Confirmation is an 8-week program that also includes a service and retreat requirement. Students generally receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass.

Celebrate the Spirit

This great tradition celebrates the beginning of a new school year with a Mass and lunch. The Mass is held at the Church of the Gesu (across Miramar Boulevard from Rodman Hall) during the first month of school. Following Mass there is a lunch and games for all on campus. Class schedules will be altered to accommodate everyone. All are welcome!

The Chapel Ensemble

This vocal/instrumental group composed of students provides music for Sunday liturgies. Often the Chapel Ensemble also is present at special liturgies such as the Mass of the Holy Spirit. No audition is required. The Chapel Ensemble for the 9pm Mass may also be taken for academic credit. This Ensemble rehearses each Sunday in the Saint Francis Chapel at 8pm and sings the Mass directly following the rehearsal at 9pm. All are welcome!


This vocal/instrumental group is composed of students, faculty, and staff. It rehearses on a regular basis and often provides music for Sunday liturgies. In addition, it works with special liturgies such as the Mass of the Holy Spirit, Homecoming and Family Weekend Mass, Christmas Carroll Eve Mass, and Baccalaureate Mass, as well as for special prayer experiences. 

Please contact Cynthia Caporella, Ph.D., ( for more information about opportunities to use your gifts of song and music at John Carroll.