Campus Ministries

Mass & Liturgical Schedule

Students of all faiths are invited to join us for regular and special liturgies throughout the year. 

When: Mass is celebrated during the academic semester:

  • Noon – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • 7 p.m. – Sundays

Where: Christ the King Chapel, Sansbury Hall

For a detailed schedule, visit the ODU Event Calendar

  • Note: The Mass schedule will also change during academic breaks; please see the ODU Event Calendar for details. 

  • 3 p.m., Mondays – Mondays with Mary
    Noon, Wednesdays – Sacrament of Reconciliation (Chapel)
    6 p.m., Wednesdays – Supper & Scripture
    11 a.m., Fridays – Eucharistic Adoration
  • Baccalaureate is held prior to all Commencement ceremonies. For details about the Baccalaureate and other graduation information, see below.

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Who are Saints? In the Catholic Church, Saints are our recognized heroes and heroines in the life of faith. They become our models, mentors, and intercessors (they pray for us).

What is a Patron Saint? A Patron Saint is a special friend to pray for you to God. Patron Saints are chosen because of a special relationship with a region, life interest, profession, trade, malady, etc.

How do we celebrate Patron Saints? Every Saint has a special day on which they are remembered. As close as we can to that day, or on another date associated with their life or death, we call upon their intercession at Mass, our communal prayer in the Catholic Church. On the schedule that follows, you can locate the Patron Saint associated with your profession or area of study. You are invited to join the ODU family at Mass that day, when you will be raised up in prayer as we invoke your Patron Saint to pray for you.

Fall Semester Celebrations
All Masses will take place at noon in Christ the King Chapel in Sansbury Hall


Aug. 30 St. Augustine Celebrating all Theology students, faculty and staff.
Sept. 21 St. Matthew Celebrating all students, faculty and staff in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Risk Management & Insurance.
Sept. 28 St. Michael the Archangel Celebrating all students, faculty and staff in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as all military personnel and veterans.
Sept. 28 St. Gabriel the Archangel Celebrating all students, faculty and staff in Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Communications.
Oct. 4 St. Francis of Assisi Celebrating all students, faculty and staff in Environmental Science.
Oct. 18 St. Luke Celebrating all students, faculty and staff in the Health Sciences: Medical School Early Assurance Program, Physician Assistant Early Assurance Program, Pre-Health Professional Program, Pre-Med Program, Pre-Nursing Program, Physician Assistant Studies, and Anesthesiologist Assistant Studies.
Nov. 14 St. Bede the Venerable Celebrating all History students, faculty and staff.
Nov. 14 St. Homobonus Celebrating all students, faculty and staff in Business and Business Administration.
Nov. 16 St. Albert the Great Celebrating all students, faculty and staff in Science, Biology, Biopsychology, Chemistry, Exercise Science and Philosophy.

All are invited to personal meditation in the Meditation Space on the second floor of the Griffin Student Center.  .

Additionally, every Tuesday at 4 p.m., Campus Ministry will offer a guided meditation in the space. For questions or to learn more about meditation, contact Campus Ministry. 

See the ODU Event Calendar for all scheduled dates.

At Ohio Dominican University, music plays a very important role in our liturgical celebrations.

Music is integral to Catholic worship. It allows us to express our belief in a unique and inspiring way. The goal of ODU's music ministry is to involve and assist the community in worship. What is most important about this ministry is your participation! 

If you have an interest in music, a talent for singing or playing instruments, or ideas about how to improve our worship on campus, let us know at

Chapel Cantors and Choir Leaders

If you are interested in singing in our Chapel Choir for Mass on Sundays, we invite you to contact us at

Participants in Chapel Choir do not need to be Catholic – all students are welcome to join in our music ministry.

Places of Worship

There are a variety of places on campus and off for prayer, reflection and spiritual development.

Christ the King Chapel
Sansbury Hall

Aquinas Chapel
Aquinas Hall, Room 11

Meditation Space
Griffin Student Center, 2nd Floor

Center for Dominican Studies
Erskine Hall, Room 103

The Center for Dominican Studies serves as a resource for all those interested in learning more about Dominican education, the Dominican charism, the history of Ohio Dominican University, and its mission and values. Read more.

Martin de Porres Center
2320 Airport Drive (behind Erskine Hall)

The Martin de Porres Center for Ministry Outreach, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is a place for spirituality, education and the arts. Infused with the spirit of hospitality, this ministry reflects the Dominican mission to preach the Gospel, share the fruits of contemplation with others, and respond to the contemporary needs of God’s people. Read more.

Columbus is home to many faiths. Below are just a few places that are located close to ODU's main campus. You can also contact the Office of Campus Ministry for assistance.

The Annunciation, Greek Orthodox Cathedral  
555 North High Street, Columbus 

Broad Street United Methodist Church
501 East Broad Street, Columbus 

Christ Lutheran Church
2314 E. Main Street, Bexley 

First Congregational Church  
444 East Broad Street, Columbus 

Holy Cross Catholic Church 
204 South 5th Street, Columbus 

St. Dominic's Church
453 N. 20th, Columbus

St. Joseph Cathedral  
212 East Broad Street, Columbus  

St. Mary's Catholic Church  
684 South 3rd Street, Columbus 

St. Patrick Catholic Church
280 N. Grant Avenue, Columbus 

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
767 N. Cassady Avenue, Columbus
(614) 252-1594

Temple Israel  
5419 East Broad Street, Columbus 

Trinity Episcopal Church
125 E. Broad Street, Columbus 


Contact Campus Ministries

Office Location

Sansbury Hall, First Floor
Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219

 (614) 251-4563


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