Does the institution have one or more priest chaplains on campus for the Sacraments and spiritual direction? (Yes/No)
On average, how many hours per week is a priest chaplain on campus and available to students?
Please describe the priests who minister to students and celebrate the Sacraments on campus.
The priests who primarily minister to our students on campus belong to the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles.
Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your priest chaplain(s)? (Yes/No)
Does the institution have one or more campus ministers on campus (lay or religious, but not priests) who are available to students for spiritual direction? (Yes/No)
Please describe the campus ministers who are not priests.
Several of the campus ministers who are not priests are unordained members of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles.
Does your institution offer Mass to students at least on Sundays and other days of obligation? (Yes/No)
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
Some of the local students choose to attend Mass in their parishes while others choose to attend Mass on campus with the seminarians
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students? (Yes/No)
Yes, Mass is offered daily at 7 a.m. each morning.
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
More than 30 undergraduate students attend daily Mass. All students are welcome to attend Mass daily.
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students? (Yes/No – if yes, when and how often?)
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives? (Yes/No)
Please list the schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: the day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music, if any (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc.):
Monday – Friday, 6:45 Morning Prayer, 7:00 AM Ordinary Form Mass (Ordinary Form in Latin on Thursday)
Thursday – Sunday Morning – Continuous Adoration
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly? (Yes/No)
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Monday-Saturday: 6:15 AM – 6:45 AM
Wednesday & Friday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Or by appointment
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly? (Yes/No)
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
Monday-Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday-Sunday 8:00-9:00 PM
Continuous Adoration from Thursday 8 PM – Sunday 9 AM
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
Catholic Underground – 1 meeting per month
Charismatic Renewal – Sunday evening
Contemporary Praise & Worship – Monday evening
International Rosary – Wednesday afternoon
Confraternity of Mary – Thursday afternoon
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually? (Yes/No)
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
While we do not have any formal programs to foster vocations, vocations to the priesthood and religious life are constantly being fostered because our undergraduate students study and pray side by side with priests, seminarians, and religious vocations on a daily basis.
If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many students participate in them each year?
Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students, if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe.
Several of our lay students have entered religious life after graduating from Holy Apostles, and many others have later been ordained to the priesthood.
Does your institution limit religious services and activities on campus (not including private prayer and devotions) to faithfully Catholic activities? (Yes/No)
Additional Chaplaincy information, clarification, or description (optional):
The nature of the campus built around a seminary formation program lends itself to a Catholic prayer life. Students are welcome to participate in daily Mass, daily Liturgy of the Hours, a daily Holy Hour, and common devotional prayers such as the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. On Fridays during Lent the seminary community prays the Stations of the Cross. Some students choose to be part of Catholic Underground that meets on campus once a month. Literally and spiritually, Our Lady Queen of Apostles Chapel is at the center of campus life at Holy Apostles College & Seminary.