Liturgy & Sacraments

"Faith grows when it is well expressed in celebration. Good celebrations foster and nourish faith. To celebrate the liturgy means to do the action or perform the sign in such a way that its full meaning and impact shine forth in clear and compelling fashion" Music in Catholic Worship

Mass at the Sheil Catholic Center is a vibrant and prayerful experience. Our community of students and associates, young and old, unite to joyfully celebrate the Word of God and the Eucharist.

Homilies are challenging, inspiring and relevant to all walks of life. Our music incorporates a wide variety of styles, including traditional, contemporary and praise. Our prayer is reverent. All who enter are welcomed unequivocally, regardless of religious background — without questions, assumptions or opinions.

Liturgy and worship are at the heart of Sheil. We offer numerous and regular opportunities to celebrate Mass:

Sunday Mass Schedule

9:30am, 11am,
5pm, 9pm


Daily Mass


Weekly Mass
Wednesdays at Abbott Hall level M. 
Confessions before and after Mass. 
Free lunch to follow Mass each week. 
All are welcome

Sheil’s Chapel is open from 8am to 10pm during the academic year for your use as quiet space for prayer and personal reflection. During Northwestern University’s winter, spring and summer breaks, we change our Mass schedule and Chapel hours slightly and update our Event Calendar regularly to reflect these changes.

Learn more about the Liturgy and Sacraments at Sheil, including how you can get involved, by exploring the following links: