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Sacraments, Worship, and Prayer

Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated communally during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent. Individual reception of the sacrament can be arranged with a Chaplain by calling x6364 or e-mailing campus.ministry@clarke.edu.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is the process for persons who desire full initiation into the Catholic Church. This includes preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Any Clarke student interested in receiving one or all of these sacraments should contact the Director of Campus Ministry, Anastasia Nicklaus, at x8192 or via e-mail early in the first semester. RCIA programs are completed in time for the sacraments which are celebrated during the Easter season.

Worship
Eucharistic liturgy is the fount and summit of Christian life and as such takes a central place in the campus life of Clarke University. “Active participation in Eucharistic liturgy leads to commitment to the world of equality and justice that is mirrored when the body of Christ gathers at table." (Kathleen M. Hughes. “Overview of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy”. The Liturgy Documents:  A Parish Resource, Third edition.  Chicago:  Liturgy Training Publications, 1991, 3.)
 
Sacred Heart Chapel Mass Schedule 
Sundays @ 5:30 p.m., September - May  
BVM Feast Days and Holy Days of Obligation see Clarke event calendar for dates/times
 
Liturgical Ministry
Students are actively engaged in liturgy planning and as ministers for Mass. Students interested in serving as Eucharistic ministers, lectors, ministers of hospitality or music ministers, please contact Anastasia Nicklaus, x8192 or anastasia.nicklaus@clarke.edu for more information.
 
Prayer
Members of the campus community gather for prayer in Sacred Heart Chapel, Bible study in the residence halls and elsewhere at various times during the week. Check out the Clarke event calendar for these or call x6364. See the page entitled, "Retreat" for details about longer prayer experiences offered by campus ministry.

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