Religious Services

Outdoor Mass
Fr. Gilbert celebrates an outdoor Mass

Schedule of Services

All chapels are open for quiet reflection and personal meditation during school hours. People of all faiths are welcome to attend the Catholic Masses listed below. Services listed for "Terms I & II" take place only during the school terms; those listed as "Year-round" occur at all times except when the University is closed for holiday periods.

Catholic Masses and Services on campus

McNichols Campus

  • Weekdays, Noon and 4:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building
  • Friday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Islamic Prayer Room, Reno Hall
  • Sunday, 9 p.m., St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building
  • Confessions will be held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, 8 to 8:45 p.m., St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building
    • Confessions can also be scheduled by appointment. Call the Jesuit Community at 313-993-1663 during normal business hours.

Corktown Campus

The Corktown Campus will host an Ash Wednesday service during Lent.

Riverfront Campus

For Mass times at Sts. Peter and Paul Church on the Riverfront Campus, please visit the church's website.

Local Community and Nondenominational Masses and Services


  • Gesu Catholic Church
    • 17180 Oak Drive, Detroit, Mich. 48221
    • 313-862-4400
    • Mass Times: Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
    • Gesu Catholic Church also hosts a 12:20 p.m. Catholic Community Mass at St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building on the McNichols Campus.


  • Antioch M.B. Church 
    • 18045 McDougall, Detroit, Mich. 48234
    • 313-891-1524




  • Detroit Zen Center
    • 11464 Mitchell Street, Hamtramck, Mich. 48212
    • 313-366-7738
  • Stillpoint Zen Buddhist Temple
    • 4345 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, Mich. 48208
    • 313-831-1005


  • Coming Soon!


  • Detroit Meditation Center
    • 29610 Southfield Road, Southfield, Mich. 48076
    • 248-423-7959

St. Ignatius Chapel Mass

Chapels/Spiritual Spaces

St. Ignatius Chapel

The St. Ignatius Chapel is a wonderful spiritual resource on the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols campus. Located in the Commerce and Finance building, the combination of contemporary and traditional architectural forms found in the chapel makes it an ideal place for worship, prayer and reflection. Catholic Mass is offered in the chapel Monday through Friday and on Sunday nights. People of ALL faiths are welcome to visit the chapel during the University's normal business hours.


Young Martyr's Chapel

The Young Martyr's Chapel, located in Shiple Hall, is a convenient place of prayer and reflection for many residential students. The south-facing wall of Young Martyr's features a beautiful stained glass portrayal of young people who devoted their lives to God and their faith. This chapel celebrates the youth of the Church and the continued life they give to our community. Catholic Mass is offered on certain weeknights of Term I and II.

Young Martyrs Chapel


Becoming Catholic

If you're wondering about the Catholic Church, its beliefs and practices, or are thinking about becoming Catholic, come and explore with us.  We offer sessions for those interested at times convenient for all.  Contact University Ministry 313-993-1560 or Anita Klueg at

Catholic Sacraments: Confirmation & First Eucharist

If you were baptized Catholic, but now would like to make your First Communion or be Confirmed, we can do that! Contact University Ministry 313-993-1560 or Anita Klueg at

Learning more about the Catholic faith

If you are already Catholic, but would like to learn more about the Church, its history and life, or your faith, we offer opportunities for you at convenient times. Contact University Ministry 313-993-1560 or Anita Klueg at