Sacred Liturgy & Prayer

They were continually in the temple praising God. (Lk 24:53)


Mass
Eucharistic Procession on the Feast of Christ the King

The Chaplaincy at Christendom College fosters the celebration of the Christian mystery, of the beauty of God’s grace, lived in the sacred liturgy, in the sacraments, in prayer.  The daily celebration of the Mass is the center of College life, and is complemented by Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, by the daily offering of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, and by ample opportunities for devotions and for prayer.

  • Chapel Schedule

  • Service to the Sacred Liturgy
    • Lectors
      Lectors proclaim the readings from sacred scripture and announce the intentions for the Prayer of the Faithful at Mass.  For information about serving as a lector, please contact: sacristan@christendom.edu
    • Altar Servers
      Altar servers are men who assist the priest in the celebrations of the sacred liturgy, especially at the altar at Mass.  For more information, please contact: sacristan@christendom.edu
    • Sacristans
      Sacristans help prepare the celebrations of the sacred liturgy, especially the Mass, and serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion when necessary.  For more information, please contact: sacristan@christendom.edu
    • Schola Gregoriana
      The Schola Gregoriana is a men’s choral group which assists the College community’s worship in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with traditional Gregorian chant, helping to elevate the hearts of the faithful to interior participation in the sacred liturgy, especially on Sundays, on feast days, and at special events such as the annual Baccalaureate Mass.  For more information, please contact Dr. Kurt Poterack, Director, at: kpoterack@hotmail.com
    • Choir
      This mixed men’s and women’s choir sings for Sunday and feast day Masses on campus, specializing in sacred polyphony by masters such as Palestrina, Victoria, and des Prez.  Occasionally the group gives performances off campus.  For more information, please contact Dr. Kurt Poterack, Director, at: kpoterack@hotmail.com
    • Holy Rood Guild
      These are women who keep Christ the King Chapel clean and well-ordered.  For more information, please contact:  holyrood@christendom.edu


  • OREMUS Prayer Group
    One Wednesday of the month, OREMUS offers a holy hour of praise and worship of the Most Blessed Sacrament from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. in Christ the King Chapel. Click here for the monthly holy hour schedule.

  • Retreats
    • Fall Week-Long Retreat
      For men and women, scheduled during Fall Break (October 19-27, 2013), with the Community of St. John in Princeville, IL. For more information, please contact the Chaplain's Assistant at: chaplainsassistant@christendom.edu
    • Spring Weekend Retreat
      For men and women. Date TBA. At the San Damiano Retreat Center in White Post, VA.    For more information, please contact the Chaplain’s Assistant at:  chaplainsassistant@christendom.edu.
    • Spring Men's Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat
      For men discerning a vocation to the priesthood and/or to the religious life. DATE TBA. At the San Damiano Retreat Center in White Post, VA. Sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington. For more information, please contact the diocese at: vocations@arlingtondiocese.org
    • Spring Women's Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat
      For women discerning a vocation to the religious life. DATE TBA. At the San Damiano Retreat Center in White Post, VA. Sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington. For more information, please contact the diocese at: vocations@arlingtondiocese.org
  • Mass Intentions
    Give the greatest gift:  have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered at Christ the King Chapel for your intentions: brenda.seelbach@christendom.edu
  • Chapel Donations
    If you would like to give glory to God and to remember a loved one by giving a gift which would embellish our sacred liturgies, please contact our chaplain at
    chaplain@christendom.edu.

 

As a natural expression of the Catholic identity of the University, the university community should give a practical demonstration of its faith in its daily activity, with important moments of reflection and of prayer. . . . Members of this community will be offered opportunities to assimilate Catholic teaching and practice into their lives and will be encouraged to participate in the celebration of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist as the most perfect act of community worship. (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 39)