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Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry supports the spiritual lives of all members of the Benedictine University community.

Campus Ministry dedicates itself to pastoral care, faith formation, and furthering the common good through practice of the Benedictine hallmarks for all members of the Benedictine University community. Campus Ministry provides a lived pastoral dimension to the University that is holistic for all community members – built on relationships rooted in the care of the whole person including faith formation, spiritual reflection, moral and ethical development, service and social justice, vocation and dedication to spiritual life and faith practice reflective of the Catholic and Benedictine mission and identity of the University. Liturgical celebrations, pastoral care, service opportunities and interfaith dialogue, are some of many ways Campus Ministry lives out its mission. Rooted in the Benedictine spiritual tradition, we strive to show our students the value of a life lived in balance.
Campus Ministry cares for all in our community. Rooted in the Benedictine spiritual tradition, we strive to show our students the value of a life lived in balance.

St. Benedict Chapel

Lisle Campus

St. Benedict Chapel is located on the fourth floor of Kindlon Hall on Benedictine’s Lisle
main campus. Our doors are open during the school day for prayer and quiet reflection.
We are here to journey with you.

Street Address

St. Benedict Chapel (Kindlon Hall, 4th Floor)
5794 College Rd
#5750
Lisle, IL 60563

Lisle Worship Schedule & Liturgical Offerings

Mass

Mass is celebrated at St. Benedict Chapel (Kindlon Hall, Fourth Floor) during the school year.

  • Sundays – 4:30 p.m. (Beginning September 4)
  • Wednesdays – 12:20 p.m. (Beginning August 31)
2022-2023 Religious Holiday Schedule

Memorial Mass + Mass Intentions

Campus Ministry will host University Memorial Mass for a deceased member of the Benedictine University community or for a particular intention. Contact Campus Ministry at [email protected] for more information.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Available before all Masses Sacristy, Kindlon Hall, 411

Those seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation for another time may also call St. Procopius Abbey and ask for a confessor at (630) 969-6410

Directions to St. Benedict Chapel

Guests are encouraged to park in the parking garage on the south end of campus. Once inside Kindlon Hall, they should go to the elevator or stairwell on the northwest side of the building to reach the fourth floor

Directions to Campus + Parking
Kindlon Hall Elevator Map (PDF)

Going to the Chapel…

Celebrate your wedding at St. Benedict Chapel! Contact Campus Ministry at [email protected] for more information on celebrating the sacrament of marriage in St. Benedictine Chapel

Interfaith Prayer Room

Our Interfaith Prayer Room, located in Kindlon Hall 136/137, is a welcoming space for all people to pray, contemplate and meditate. Access to this room is only for current BenU faculty, staff, and students.

Muslim Friday Prayers

  • Fridays – 1:00 p.m. Founders’ Woods Clubhouse

Aarti Prayer

  • Thursdays – 1:00 p.m. Kindlon Hall Interfaith Prayer Room

BenU Food Pantry

Caring for students’ basic needs is one of the best ways we support our community. Learning that 25-33% of college students are food insecure, in collaboration with our Nutrition department, Campus Ministry opened the BenU Food Pantry on our Lisle campus, which is available to all students. For additional information or to contribute to the Food Pantry please use the button below to contact us.

Lisle Ministry Activities

Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament

Mesa Campus

The Chapel located across from the Student Success Center in Gillett Hall, provides a quiet spot for reflection and prayer for Benedictine University students, faculty and staff, and is open for use during school hours. For more up-to-date information, and to see all that is going on at the Mesa campus, follow us on instagram.

Street Address

Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament (Gillet Hall)
225 E Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Mesa Worship Schedule & Liturgical Offerings

Mass

  • Mondays – 12:25 p.m. Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Gillett Hall
  • Thursdays – 12:25 p.m. Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Gillett Hall

Holy Days of Obligation – TBA

  • Feast of All Saints – Nov. 1
    Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary – Dec. 8
    Ash Wednesday – Feb. 22

Adoration

  • Mondays – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Gillet Hall

Confession

  • Mondays + Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Chaplain’s Office, Gillett Hall 131
    By appointment only – [email protected]

Chapel Availability

The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament at the Mesa Campus is open to students, faculty, and staff anytime Gillett Hall is open. All are welcome to visit the Chapel for prayer or quiet reflection regardless of faith tradition.

When you visit, we ask that you:

  1. Please be courteous of others praying in the Chapel
  2. Please be respectful when visiting the Chapel. Keep in mind that Catholics believe that Jesus Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, which is reserved in the Tabernacle in the Chapel.

The Chapel and the Campus Ministry Office is here to serve all Benedictine students of all faiths. If you have any suggestions how we can better represent you, please reach out to the Director of Campus Ministry.

Mesa Campus Relics
St. Benedict
St. Scholastica

Mesa Ministry Activities

The campus ministry departments at Benedictine University focus on each individual student, guiding them in their faith formation during their time at the school through ministry activities. Campus Ministry enriches the faith life of campus as a whole, rooted in the Catholic and Benedictine tradition.

Contact Campus Ministry
[email protected]
Dept Phone(630) 829-6030
Dept Fax (630) 960-1126

Carrie Ankeny, M.A.
Director, Campus Ministry
(630) 829-6028 | [email protected] 

Carol Allen, M.A.P.S.
Campus Minister, Coordinator of Retreats, Faith Formation and Liturgy
(630) 829-6029 | [email protected]