The Chapel of Christ the Teacher will be closed for renovations from May 4 to May 17, according to Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass and weekday 12:05 p.m. Masses will be celebrated in the Blessed Moreau Chapel in Christie Hall. For more information contact Campus Ministry at 7131 or email@example.com.
Chapel of Christ the Teacher
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher was solemnly and officially dedicated on October 5, 1986. Bishop Paul E. Waldschmidt, C.S.C., former president of the University, presided at the ceremony. The funding of the chapel came principally from the investment of a gift made in the 1950s by Rev. James Fogarty, C.S.C., professor of economics at the University (pictured). Further contributions to the chapel fund were made over the years, especially from the family of Rev. James G. Anderson, C.S.C., also of the University’s faculty. Father Anderson’s careful (and fortunate) stewardship of the fund produced a sum that persuaded then-president Rev. Thomas Oddo, C.S.C., and the board of regents that the time to build the long-planned chapel had come. Designed by world-famous Northwest architect Pietro Belluschi, the Chapel of Christ the Teacher stands today as the University’s center of faith.
For more UP history see the University Almanac at www.up.edu/almanac.
Monday, September 15 is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patronal feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 5 p.m., and all are welcome to attend. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mass schedule at the Chapel of Christ the Teacher will return to its regular academic year times with the start of the fall 2014 semester. Sunday Masses will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Daily Mass, Monday through Friday, will be celebrated at 12:05 p.m. Confessions will be heard on Monday evenings from 9 to 10 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact campus ministry at 7131 or email@example.com.
Father James A. Fogarty, C.S.C., died on July 7, 1965, at age 66. He had served at the University from 1926 to 1964 as a professor of economics and was still living in Christie Hall at the time of his death. Some years earlier he had established, from his personal patrimony and from other gifts, a fund to be used for the building of a chapel at the University. There had long been chapels in buildings such as West (now Waldschmidt) Hall, Christie Hall, the old Commons (now St. Mary’s Student Center) but never a stand-alone building designed exclusively as a chapel. It was his idea that the proper investment of even a small fund could in time grow to sufficient size and value to make the construction of a chapel possible. His dream was realized in 1986 when his successor as trustee of the fund, Fr. James Anderson, C.S.C., laid before University president Fr. Thomas Oddo, C.S.C., an account of the fund’s value in excess of $600,000. Shortly thereafter, the board of regents authorized the building of the Chapel of Christ the Teacher.
For more University history from this week, see the University Almanac at www.up.edu/almanac.
Catholics believe in the Communion of Saints—the spiritual connection with those loved ones who have gone before us and the saints that lived as examples for us. Through the month of November, campus ministry invites the UP community to remember in prayer loved ones who have died. Stations are placed in many offices around campus where anyone is welcome to inscribe the names of loved ones on a card and place it in the accompanying basket. The cards will be placed near the altar in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher during a special Mass on Tuesday, November 19, at 4:45 p.m., and they will continue to be a focus of prayer throughout November. Everyone is invited to participate in the Month of Remembrance and to attend Mass on November 19. For more information contact campus ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation. It is a day to honor all the saints, known and unknown, who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. Masses will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 12:05 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or email@example.com.
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher renovations are complete and the chapel is open once again for prayer and regularly scheduled liturgies. Mass is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, and Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. Reconciliation is scheduled every Wednesday from 5 to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher will reopen on Friday, June 7 with a 5 p.m. celebratory Mass and formal dedication of the new altar. June 7 is also the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart. All are invited to attend this wonderful celebration as it may be one of the few opportunities most people will have to participate in the solemn dedication of an altar. A reception under the portico of the chapel will follow the Mass. The renovation of the Chapel included new flooring, new altar and ambo, and a symbolic wall at the back of the sanctuary. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or email@example.com.
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher will be undergoing renovations to the floor and sanctuary and will be closed from Monday, May 6 through Friday, June 7, according to Theresa McCreary, campus ministry. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Masses and weekday 12:05 p.m. Masses will be celebrated in the Moreau Chapel in Christie Hall during this time. In addition, the parking lot behind the Chapel of Christ the Teacher will be closed to all non-construction traffic throughout the project. Construction questions may be directed to André Hutchinson, physical plant, at 7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about Masses contact campus ministry at 7131 or email@example.com.