San Damiano Chapel



San Damiano Chapel Information





San Damiano Mass Schedule:

  • Mondays - No mass
  • Tuesdays – 6 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration, 7 p.m. Daily Mass
  • Wednesdays – 12 p.m. Daily Mass
  • Thursdays - 12 p.m. Daily Mass
  • Fridays – 12 p.m. Daily Mass
  • Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday Mass

We welcome you to join in with Viterbo University’s San Damiano Chapel where all Sunday Masses will be live-streamed and available on Facebook Live on the San Damiano Chapel Facebook Page

Recent Worship Aids for Sunday Mass:



Eucharistic Adoration:

Join us every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. for Eucharistic Adoration, followed by Mass at 7 p.m.
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Taize Prayer:

Campus Ministry welcomes students and the community to Taize Prayer every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. in the Campus Ministry House.
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Praise and Worship:

Join us for an evening of worship music and prayer! All are welcome - Bring your friends!  We will gather in the Campus Ministry House afterward for Food and Friendship.
Our Fall 2021 dates are:
  • October 7 - 9 p.m.
  • October 28 - 9 p.m.
  • November 4 - 9 p.m.
  • November 18 - 9 p.m.
  • December 9 - 9 p.m.


For Catholic college students who have celebrated the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, and First Reconciliation, we offer the opportunity to prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation by participating in Viterbo's Campus Ministry's Confirmation process.

Weekly meetings will provide a review of important elements of our Catholic faith rooted in our baptism, informed by our Franciscan mission and identity. These sessions guide students wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in appropriate adult catechesis while encouraging personal spiritual growth and discernment by fostering an environment of community, discussion, reflection, prayer, and service.  For more information, please contact Emily Dykman (



Reconciliation (Confession):

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the healing sacraments and celebrates the loving embrace of God when we turn toward him and away from our sins.  Reconciliation takes place in the  Divine Mercy confessional in San Damiano Chapel:  30 minutes prior to Mass,  Tuesdays from 6-7pm and by appointment Fr. Conrad – or Fr. Hilary –



Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA):

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the faith of the Catholic Church that is offered by Viterbo University's Campus Ministry. The program is available as a place to inquire and learn whether one is simply curious about what Catholics believe or is considering joining the Catholic Church. Typically, our group consists of Viterbo students, employees, or community members who attend San Damiano Chapel. Participants have included those who may have been baptized or received First Communion in the Catholic Church but were never confirmed as well as those who may have been baptized in another tradition. We have also had participants who were already confirmed but wanted to continue to learn and deepen their understanding of Catholicism. Participation in RCIA does not require one to receive the sacraments of initiation but offers a space to discern if that might be the next step in one’s faith journey. Classes take place weekly for about an hour and are scheduled based on the availability of the participants. The classes follow a curriculum that breaks open various components of the Catholic Catechism and leaves space for participants to bring their own questions and pondering.

If you or someone you know might be interested in learning more, please contact Emily Dykman (


Get Involved at San Damiano Chapel

St. Francis Choir:

St. Francis Choir is the liturgical choir for the San Damiano Chapel at Viterbo University. In addition to mass settings, the St. Francis Choir sings at various events on campus and throughout the community.  If you are interested in joining the choir and/or being a cantor, please contact Polly Pappadopoulos (


Liturgical Ministry:

Our community members' willingness to serve in various roles is the key to our community's ability to thrive.

Opportunities Available:

  • Chapel Volunteer Team: Individuals are trained to welcome the community to our Sunday Liturgies. They check individuals in, help find seats, maintain current community COVID expectations, and assist with post-liturgy space sanitation.
  •  Lectoring:  Individuals willing to be trained to read the 1st & 2nd readings and the intercessions during the Weekend Liturgies.
  •  Cantoring: Individuals interested in assisting with singing as a Cantor or playing an instrument during Chapel liturgies. (While the full St. Francis Choir cannot meet in person, opportunities continue to exist.

    ***Once COVID Restrictions allow, other ministries will be available for the community to assist with, such as the following roles: St. Francis Choir, greeter, altar server, eucharistic minister, sacristan, etc.  Questions: Email Emilio Alvarez at

    If you are interested and willing to serve as a member of our Chapel Volunteer Team or in any other capacity (such as becoming a lector at Mass), please fill out this form:  Click to Access Sign-up Survey

Sunday Collection and Online Giving

During these uncertain times, it is critically important that our faith communities receive the regular offertory support they need to remain operational and sustainable. Please keep your faith communities in mind as we move forward during these uncertain times. If you would like to continue giving to our San Damiano Chapel, please follow the link provided. We will continue to do everything we can to provide for your spiritual needs in whatever way we can.

San Damiano Chapel Online Giving