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Eucharistic Liturgies

Sunday Liturgy: 7:30 p.m

Weekday, Monday - Friday 12:15 p.m.

Centering Prayer

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.


Veritas Interfaith Center Schedule

Dharma Eye (Buddhist)

Zen Meditation & Service:  Mondays, 7:00 p.m.

Marin Friends (Quaker)

Sundays, 10:00 a.m.

Vippassana Meditation (Buddhist)

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

Mindful Meditation Class

Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.

Sufi Zihr Circle

One Thursday every month, 8:00 p.m--10:00 p.m.

(See calendar for monthly dates)


Prayer Meetings

ELS Bible Study

Monday, 4:00 p.m., (Siena Center)

Ripple Effect Bible Study

Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. (Edgehill Village 122)

Thursday, 6:45 p.m. (Siena Center)

Friday, 7:15 p.m. (Siena Center)

ROOTS Bible Study Group

Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. (Siena Center)


Liturgical Choir


The Liturgical Choir assists in the Eucharistic celebrations of the University. The choir meets on Sundays at 6:00 p.m., and sings during the 7:30 p.m. Sunday celebration as well as special celebrations throughout the year.


Liturgical Ministries

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to fully participate in liturgical and spiritual services.  Shared ministries include:


  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Lectors
  • Musicians/Cantors
  • Events Planning/Coordinating
  • Hospitality/Gatherings
  • If you are interested in assisting, contact Lianni Castro

    Mass of the Holy Spirit

    The Mass of the Holy Spirit is the annual celebration to ask for the Spirit to bless the academic year.  The Mass is celebrated at the beginning of the academic year, and is open to everyone of all faiths.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Trustee members participate in this annual tradition. Mass of the Holy Spirit is held  in the St. Catherine Benincasa Chapel.  Mass will be held on Sun., Sept. 7th, 7:30 P.M., in St. Catherine Benincasa Chapel.


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    Dominican celebrates Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, during the first semester. The services are led by Rabbi Henry Shreibman, and are open to all members of the Dominican community. Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement service. 

    Rosh Hoshana, 1st Day: Sept. 25, 10a.m-12p.m., Veritas Interfaith Center

    Rosh Hoshana, 2nd Day: Sept. 26, 10a.m.-12p.m, Veritas Interfaith Center

    Kol Nidre: Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m, Veritas Interfaith Center

    Yom Kippur: Oct. 4, 10 a.m-12:00 p.m, & 6-8 p.m, Veritas Interfaith Center

    Alumni Christmas Mass


    A traditional Christmas celebration is the annual Alumni Christmas Mass. This Mass is celebrated during one of the Sundays of Advent. Alumni join together with students, with seniors as their special guests, to celebrate the season.  Dec. 13, 3:00 p.m., St. Catherine Benincasa Chapel


    Alumni Reunion Mass

    Alumni Reunion is traditionally held in April of each year. On the Saturday of Alumni Weekend, alumni gather with students to begin the day with a Mass of Remembrance. During the Mass, alumni who died over the past year are remembered in a special way.  April 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m., St. Catherine Benincasa Chapel

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    The Baccalaureate Mass opens the Commencement ceremonies at the end of the academic year.  The Mass, planned and led by members of the graduating classes is held at St. Raphael's Church in downtown San Rafael. Graduates, families, faculty and staff of the University join together in prayer to celebrate the completion of individuals' journeys and the resulting achievement of a long-sought goal. May 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m., St. Raphael's Church, San Rafael.

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