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Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University

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Mass Times

The celebration of the Liturgy is offered daily on campus at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Administration Building) unless otherwise noted on the schedule below

Holy Week and Easter Mass Schedule

Saturday, March 28 » Vigil for Palm Sunday
4 pm, Power Center as part of Senior Celebration
Note: No 5:30 pm Mass

Sunday, March 29 » Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
11 am AND 9 pm, Chapel of the Holy Spirit
6 pm, Towers MPR

Holy Thursday, April 2 » Mass of the Lord's Supper
7 pm, Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Good Friday, April 3 » Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Noon, Chapel of the Holy Spirit

East Sunday, April 5 » Resurrection of the Lord
11 am ONLY, Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Mass Times for the Academic School Year


7:45 am & Noon in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit


8:00 pm Mass for Peace in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Replaced by the Stations of the Cross during Lent


5:30 pm Vigil Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit


11 am & 9 pm in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

6 pm in the Towers Multi-Purpose Room

Mass Intentions

A "+" denotes that the intended is deceased.

DateTimeIntentionRequested byPresider
Saturday 4/4
5:30 pm
Sunday 4/5
11:00 am

+Arthur Lee Hagan

Father of Catherine Hagan-Vargo, Alum

Catherine and Steve Vargo
Sunday 4/5
9:00 pm
Monday 4/6
7:45 am Marriage of Destiny and Tom
Monday 4/6
12:00 pm

Monday 4/6
8:00 pm
Mass For Peace
Tuesday 4/7
7:45 am

+Ivy Calderone

Tuesday 4/7
12:00 pm

+Anthony Masciantonio

from Parents
Wednesday 4/8
7:45 am

Dave Novotney

Conversion of Heart

Wednesday 4/8
12:00 pm +Cayo Osa Dominguez Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Thursday 4/9
7:45 am
Thursday 4/9
12:00 pm

+Carmela A. Parrish

Bill Harper
Friday 4/10
7:45 am
Friday 4/10
12:00 pm
+Margaret Steinbeiser Dorothy and Debbie Kostosky

Mass Intention Archives

Spring 2015
Fall 2014
Summer 2014
Prayer List

Please remember in prayer those with special intention

The Duquesne Community celebrates a mass intention every month
The dates for those masses are:

Thursday, April 16
Monday, May 18
Tuesday, June 16
Friday, July 17
Thursday, August 13
Wednesday, September, 16
Tuesday, October 13
Monday, November 16
Friday, December 11

Special Intention
Laura Crothers, School of Education
Angie Lytle, mother of Linda Donovan, Spiritan Campus Ministry
Jenny Millio, grandmother of Zachary Moxham, DU student
Mel Olstrom
Christopher Garrity, friend of Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp.
Rosa Chazarreta-Rourke, Modern Languages and Literatures
Rick and Sue Kapusta
Linda Dickerson, DU alum
Jeanie Kuches, friend of Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp.
Bill Woods, cousin of Denise Sciulli, Management and Business
Rick Kapusta, friend of Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp.
Linda Dickerson, friend of Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp.
Lynn Ley, sister of Pam Ferchak, Biological Sciences
John Rhodes, DU assistant men's basketball coach
Mark Morton, grandson, of Cynthia Morton, Athletics
Milsak family, family of the Calorie family, DU student, alums and employee
Joseph Quattrone, Sr.
Beverly Kantz, mother of Sammi and Shaun Kantz, DU students
Eileen Kinist
Luke Ashberry and family
Dale Faupel, brother-in-law of Cecilia Hughes, Major and Planned Giving
Ellare Cortazzo, mother of Frank Cortazzo, Public Safety
Carmen Cortazzo uncle of Frank Cortazzo, Public Safety
Jim Sturms, brother-in-law of Maria Vamos-Demko, Facilities Management
Witchger/Hansen families
Mark Murray, son, brother, uncle of the Murray/Calorie family, alums, student and employee
Juanita "Jenny" Gorman, grandmother of DU student
Brother Gustave (Reyosse) and Mrs. Claudia Priest
Deborah Bastine
Elie Emile Gelmetti, father of Fr. Jean Michel Gelmetti
Donal Hogan, brother of Fr. Sean Hogan, C.S.Sp.
John O'Connor, brother-in-law of Fr. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp.
Christine Lewis
Ed and Grace Reynolds, family of Eileen Spear, former employee
Jean Miller, friend of Norma Coleman, Psychology Department
Lucille Lang, aunt of Linda Roeder, Enrollment Management Group
Terri Zombek
John Brown
The Aviles family
Dominic Neumann, young son of Regina Petruzzi Neumann, alum
George Jennings, son of Mary Lou Jennings
Karen Fancher, School of Pharmacy

For those who have died:
+ Fr. John Skaj, C.S.Sp.
+ George Gatsiopoulos, father of Vasilious (Bill) Gatsiopoulos, Facilities Management
+ Paul Kochu, DU alum
+ Edward Monkelis, father of Jeanlynne Thomas, Office of Admissions
+ Kimberly Piraino-Miller, DU alum

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon them. May their soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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Other Worship Sites

Crossroads Christian Fellowship
Crossroads Christian Fellowship offers weekly gatherings for Christian denominations, along with retreats, Bible studies and faith sharing opportunities. For more information email crossroadsemail@gmail.com

Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Student Association organizes faith-filled activities and events for Muslim Students and the entire University. The University provides separate prayer rooms for men and women in the Spiritan Campus Ministry Center on the first floor of Towers.    

Jewish Student Organization
The Jewish Student Organization works to provide community for Jewish students on campus. Contact jsoduq@gmail.com

Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is a community of orthodox believers. Contact: Fr. Radu Bordeianu at 412.396.6526 or bordeianur@duq.edu


Other Worship Sites

Chapel Weddings

Requirements for having a
Wedding at Duquesne

  • Either bride or groom must be a current student, an alum, or an employee of the University
  • Either bride or groom must be Roman Catholic
  • If either party has been married previously, there is paperwork that must be in place before the wedding can be scheduled


    • The suggested donation for the Chapel is $200.
    • This does not cover the cost of musicians

    Musical Services

    • You may hire qualified pastoral musicians by contacting the Mary Pappert School of Music (412.396.6080)

    Pastoral Services

    • You must provide a priest for the ceremony.
    • You may personally ask one of the Spiritans here at Duquesne, your parish priest, a friend of the family or a family member who is an ordained priest of the Roman rite.


    Available Wedding Times

    • Weddings are on Saturdays at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm
    • You are given one hour for the ceremony, 1/2 hour before the ceremony, and 1/2 hour afterwards for pictures. For this reason, there is to be no receiving line


    Together for life - Getting married and staying married can be quite a challenge! Together for Life Online was developed as a community of engaged couples, married couples, and ministers to help couples build strong, life-long marriages with God.

    For questions and scheduling please contact Debbie Kostosky: 412.396.6021 or kostosky@duq.edu

    Liturgical Ministry
    Students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to participate in the special ministries of our liturgies. Register online to take part as a liturgical volunteer.


    Commitments of Liturgical Ministers

    Liturgical ministers are responsible and conscientious, fulfilling all assignments. Liturgical ministers are asked to adjust personal schedules to help meet the needs of four weekly Masses. Liturgical ministry is an expression of stewardship, and is a rewarding opportunity to share your time and talent with the faith community.

    View the Liturgical Minister Schedule

    Ministry Scheduler Pro - Click to access your schedule online
    Register online to take part
    as a liturgical volunteer.

    Position Descriptions



    This liturgical ministry is for both the male and female student. The acolyte assists the priest at Mass. Acolytes prepare the sanctuary before Mass and places everything away after the Liturgy. The acolyte participates at Mass by praying and singing with all in the assembly.



    This liturgical ministry is for the male and female Catholic who is fully initiated, i.e., having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The proclaimer does not just read the sacred scripture to those assembled at Mass. The proclaimer prepares for the proclamation of the reading throughout the week, make that scripture reading prayer. The proclaimer possesses a deep love of scripture.

    Minister of hospitality

    Minister of Hospitality

    This ministry is for the male and female student to lead all gathered at Mass in sung prayer. The minister is observant and ready to serve when any need arises. They greet people at the doors, help seat those who arrive for Mass, take up the collection, and pass out weekly bulletin at the door. The minister possesses a wealthy of kindness for all that gather at Mass.

    Minister Of Communion

    Extraordinary Minister of Communion

    This liturgical ministry is for the male and female Catholic who is fully initiated, i.e., having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. In the absence of the ordinary ministers (priest and deacon) those liturgical ministers offer the Body and Blood of Christ to those who come forward to the altar to receive the Holy Sacrament. The extraordinary minister of Holy Communism possesses a deep love of the Eucharist and needs to be formally commissioned.



    This liturgical ministry is for the male and female student to lead all gathered at Mass in sung prayer. The cantor is welcoming and inviting as the assembly sings prayer and Liturgy. Never overpowering the people, the cantor leads the prayer through the ministry of singing. The cantor must be familiar and comfortable with the various musical compositions.



    This liturgical ministry is for the male and female Catholic who is fully initiated, i.e., having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. it is the ancient custom of the Church to sing the psalm at Liturgy. As the scripture readings are proclaimed from the ambo, so the psalmist proclaims the psalms in song form the ambo.



    This liturgical ministry is open to male and female individuals who wish to share their gift of song. The choir supports the assembly in the singing at Mass. There are opportunities for the choir to sing musical selections particular to their ministry. This liturgical ministry presupposes a commitment of time for both weekly rehearsals and participation at weekly Liturgy.



    This liturgical ministry is for the male and female students who wish to share their gift of music.


    Entering into the Sacrament of Reconciliation

    Confession is not difficult. Yet, if we want to experience the sacrament in the most profound way, we must prepare by placing ourselves in the presence of God and praying for the wisdom, insight and humility to reflect honestly on our life.

    Catholics seek healing and forgiveness through repentance and a resolve to change those parts of their lives that do not foster relationship with God and God's people. This reflection should involve searching one's thoughts, words and actions - an examination of conscience.

    Click here to read more about Reconciliation.

    Reconciliation is is available Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and by appointment. The chapel is open to all for reflection and prayer.

    New Risen Christ Sculpture

    Artist Sebastian Touret's descriptions of the Risen Christ sculpture:

    Risen Christ

    It is quite an impressive mission to fine oneself having to represent Christ.

    Is it even possible to show Him? We can evoke Him through an attitude, a gesture, within the challenges of carving and the reality of a material-oak wood in this case.

    This oak, not long ago, was a living tree full of sap. It was cut down and became a beam, in a neat square shape, and lifeless.

    The sculptor seizes it, and work begins as the precise tools bring out the sawdust and shavings.

    The beam loses its rigidity, its inertia.

    Thanks to your commissioning of the sculpture and to the sculpting work, a character appears-a man. The wood has become living, the most alive of the Living, the Risen Christ resurrected. He comes out of the tomb, springing from his shroud.

    This sculpture has a twinned presence in Paris, which I sculpted with my late father, Jean Touret, for the Chapel of Orphans in d'Auteuil.

    With hope this sculpture lives up to the huge ambition of the humble sculptor: creating an invigorating presence in this place of yours and in your midst.