With the Eucharist being the source and summit of the Catholic faith, daily mass is celebrated along with opportunities to partake in other sacraments.

Growing in knowledge and in prayer are vital components of an engaged faith life. Students will have opportunities to learn about Catholicism through Bible studies and faith sharing groups as well as through national conferences and speakers.

Worship Schedule

Worship Hotline: Mass Times 563.588.7770. Times are subject to change with the academic calendar.

Days & Times

Sunday Mass

8:00 p.m. / Christ the King

Daily Mass

3:30 p.m. Monday / Christ the King
5:15 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday / Christ the King
9:00 p.m. Wednesday / St. Joseph or Grotto
11:00 a.m. Friday / Christ the King

Sacraments of Reconciliation

Before Mass or by appointment.


Eucharist Adoration

Come join members of the Loras community in praying in front of the blessed sacrament Monday through Friday from 7-11 a.m.

Whether you sign up for a half-hour time slot or come when you can, spending quiet time with God is a beautiful opportunity.


Loras offers a variety of opportunities to grow in faith and friendship through one day or weekend retreats.

Antioch Retreat

Twice a year, a student-led team, organizes a three-day retreat to hear from other students about their faith journey, spend time in prayer, participate in conversations, and build community.

Kenosis Retreat

A one-day contemplative retreat at New Melleray Trappist Monastery allowing you to spend some quiet time, to pray the liturgy of the hours, and listen to a talk by a faculty or staff member.

Other Retreats

One day opportunities for men or women to grow in friendship and faith.

A variety of other retreat opportunities are planned based on student interest.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Whether you were never confirmed or simply interested in learning about the Catholic Church, this community gathers weekly to learn and faith-share together. Some choose to become Catholic or become confirmed in the Catholic Church, which occurs the Sunday after Easter in Christ the King Chapel.

Liturgical Ministries

Get involved with worship. Opportunities on Sunday’s and weekday celebrations of the Eucharist include:

  • Greeter: welcome people to Loras worship as a greeter
  • Lector: proclaim scripture readings
  • Eucharistic Minister: assist in distributing Holy Communion
  • Acolytes: serve in the sanctuary at the altar
  • Sacristan: prepare vessels, hosts, and wine for Eucharistic celebrations

Some, but not all of these ministries are open to people of any denomination.

Liturgical Music Ministry

Participate in vocal music, instrumental accompaniment, or leading the congregation in worship. Weekly rehearsals with availability one-hour prior to the weekend Eucharist. All instruments are welcome!

Open to anyone of any talent, ability, or denomination who is willing to rehearse and practice music. For more information call 563.588.7650.

Faith Sharing Groups

Small faith-sharing groups allow you to build community and friendship while diving deeper into an area of interest.

Every year, members of the spiritual life staff offer a variety of topical and book faith-sharing groups; examples include:

  • LGBTQ faith-sharing group
  • Spiritual Dimensions of the Enneagram by Calhoun & Loughrige
  • Who are you becoming—vocational discernment
  • The Awakened Life by Bollinger and Olsen
  • 33 Days to Morning Glory by Gaitley

Spiritual Direction

In collaboration with local religious communities, Loras students have access to free one-on-one spiritual direction and companionship with a mentor who invites you to reflect on God’s presence in your life.