Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

Weekday Mass: 12 p.m. 

Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. & 9 p.m.
bit.ly/SEUCMLive (9 p.m. only)

Members of the campus community may access the chapel by using their Hilltopper ID card from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F.

Sunday Mass

St. Edward's Students are invited to celebrate Mass each Sunday at 10:30 AM & 9 PM.

Since Austin is now in Stage 2 of the COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines, the university has revised its protocols for gathering. 

TICKETS 

Tickets are no longer needed to attend Mass. If you have already made reservations, you will receive cancellation emails shortly. 

PROTOCOLS

Masks are now optional. The TopperSafe Badge* health screening remains required for entry into any university building as an important part of our health and safety. As always, do NOT come to Mass if you are sick [Jesus & germs are everywhere].

*Topper Safe is an app available for download for the SEU Community. Guests of the university can use a web-enabled device to visit bit.ly/SEUsafe for the same credentials.

Note | There are many people in our community who are themselves  immunocompromised, care for someone who is immunocompromised or have children who cannot yet be vaccinated. We respect the decision of anyone who chooses to wear a mask and/or maintain distance out of need or in solidarity. 

LIVESTREAM

We will continue to livestream the 9 PM Mass throughout the semester, but will discontinue drive-thru Communion since capacities have increased.

A QUICK GUIDE 

Tickets - No
Masks - Optional
TopperSafe Badge - Yes
Livestream 9 PM - Yes
Communion drive-thru - No
Will these guidelines change according to new information by APH? - Yes

UPCOMING DATES 

As the semester progresses, here are some important dates.

  • March 13 | Spring Break | 10:30 AM ONLY | Chapel 
  • April 17 | Easter Sunday | 10:30 AM ONLY | Chapel 
  • April 30 | Last PM Sunday Mass & Blessing of the Brains | 9:00 PM | Chapel 
  • May 6 | Baccalaureate Mass | 6:30 PM | RAC 
  • May 8 | Last AM Sunday Mass | 10:30 AM | Chapel 
  • May 9-August 20 | Summer Break | Noon Mass will be celebrated weekdays unless otherwise communicated. Sunday Mass is available at our Holy Cross parish St. Ignatius Martyr [in person or via livestream]. 
  • August 21 | Mass of Welcome | 10:30 AM | RAC 
  • August 28 | AM & PM Masses resume

 

Daily Mass

 

Daily Mass will be celebrated M-F at 12 p.m. (Noon) throughout the semester and adhoc on school breaks. Please feel free to call the office (512.448.8499) to confirm celebration.

In order to attend, you must complete your TopperSafe Badge*.

*Topper Safe is an app available for download for the SEU Community. Guests of the university can use a web-enabled device to visit bit.ly/SEUsafe for the same credentials.

Liturgical Ministers

As a worshipping community, we are all called to actively participate in our liturgies through song, prayer, silence, and ritual action. Some are called to offer specific services to the community as lectors, ministers of communion, altar servers, music ministers, or hospitality ministers.

Currently we are only able to utilize lectors, ministers of hospitality, and singers/instrumentalists for our Sunday Mass.

How can you get involved?

  • Lectors proclaim the Scriptures during the Mass.
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass.
  • Altar servers assist the celebrant during Mass.
  • Any singer or instrumentalist can join the choir of either the 10:30 a.m. or 9 p.m. Mass and practice with his/her respective choir.
  • Ministers of hospitality stand at the entrance of the chapel and welcome the assembly as they gather for worship. They also collect the offering in baskets and carry them up to the altar.

Sign Up Here

Training sessions are held near the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact Josh Stagni.

Sacraments

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental preparation is a learning process intended to help you understand more about the Catholic faith, whether you’re just asking questions, you’re interested in joining the church, or if you’re already Catholic and want to be confirmed. 

  • Do you recognize a need for spirituality in your life?
  • Do you have questions about the Catholic faith?
  • Have you been raised Catholic, but were never confirmed?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Sacramental Preparation is for you! Every Fall semester we will have weekly classes. Those who are already baptized Catholic will then be Confirmed (and receive First Communion, if needed) in December by the Bishop. Those who have been baptized in another Christian church or who have never been baptized will be fully received in the spring semester. For more information, contact Josh Stagni.

Reconciliation

Celebrating this Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Confession) is a wonderful way to experience the loving mercy of God.

Please contact Fr. Peter Walsh, CSC to make an appointment.

Baptism for Children

Current students, faculty, staff, and graduates of St. Edward's University may have their child baptized at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. Baptismal preparation for parents and Godparents is coordinated through St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church. For more information, contact Fr. Peter Walsh, CSC.