University Ministry

People of all religious traditions and those still searching for their religious identity are invited to take part in University Ministry's liturgies, immersion trips, local service opportunities, retreats, faith-sharing communities, pastoral counseling and companionship, scripture study and All Faith Services.

While USD has moved classes online and canceled campus gatherings in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Office for Mission and Ministry continues to serve our university community.

Below are resources for staying connected and engaging spirituality and faith.

Please join us in praying for those around the world who have died, their families and friends, health care workers, first responders, and all others impacted by the disease and accompanying anxiety.  We invite you to visit our prayer board to read the prayers from our community and to share your own.

Visit our YouTube channel to watch a special Stations of the Cross in a time of Pandemic and recent Masses in Founders Chapel.

For students:

For Faculty & Staff:

Online Resources for everyone:

Revealing God’s Love in the Midst of Uncertainty: From the Society of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, a source of encouragement and support as we call upon our God of Life and Hope in the spirit of trust and confidence.

Gathering Gratefully in the Time of Coronavirus: Resources from A Network for Grateful Living for incorporating gratefulness into daily life, including e-courses made free during the pandemic. 

Pray as You Stay:  An online retreat from the Jesuits in Britain designed to offer support during this time of self-isolation, uncertainty and fear.  They also offer Audio Exercises to encourage prayerful awareness of God’s presence

Ignatian Examen in the time of Coronavirus: From the Ignatian Solidarity Network, a short, easy way to reflect on your day and become more mindful about where you are experiencing grace or goodness and where there is room in your actions and life for growth. 

Founders Chapel Mass Schedule


Daily Mass

Suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 

Sunday Mass

Find our Sunday Night Mass on Instagram LIVE! @usdministry. Tune in at 6 p.m.

Mass for Peace

Suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 


Founders Chapel will be closed for construction from June 1, 2020 until September 1, 2021 for the Renaissance Plan.

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