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Mass is held on campus Sunday through Friday during the academic year.

Mass times change occasionally based on the academic schedule and other events on campus. There are no Masses on campus during Spring Break or Easter Break. Our last Sunday Masses for the semester are after classes are over. During the Summer Break there are no regularly scheduled Masses on campus. The normal schedule resumes when students return in August. Mass times on Sunday are 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Saint Francis Chapel. 

Saint Francis Chapel: Sunday at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Church of the Gesu: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday

Daily Mass is held during the academic year on campus.

The Lady Chapel (Saint Francis Chapel):
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:05 p.m.

Murphy Mass:
9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Murphy Hall Chapel

Rodman Chapel:
Tuesday at 12:20 p.m.; Thursday at 12:20 p.m.

Parking: If you are attending John Carroll for daily Mass, please enter the campus through the Carroll Gate (near Dolan Science Center) and ask the parking guard for a visitor’s pass for Mass.

Church of the Gesu: 6:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Anointing Mass: Noon on the third Wednesday of each month
Legal Holidays: 10 a.m. only
* Reconciliation is held at 3 p.m. on Saturdays, or by appointment.

Saint Francis Chapel: 12:05 pm, and 5:05pm

Church of the Gesu: 6:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m., noon, 7 p.m.

*subject to change

John Carroll offers the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation (Confession), Baptism (preparation through RCIA), Confirmation, and Marriage. These sacraments are recorded at Gesu Parish, our Diocese of Cleveland parish of record. Please contact Kathleen Sardon for more information regarding the following sacraments.

Reconciliation (Confession)

Penance services are held each semester (especially during Lent and Advent), followed by the opportunity for individual confession.

Our regular confession schedule during the academic year is as follows:

  • Thursdays – Rev. Bernie McAniff, S.J.-Rodman Hall Chapel, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Confessions are also heard weekly in the Church of the Gesu, located at 2490 Miramar Boulevard, at 3 p.m. on Saturdays (until the 4:30 p.m. Mass) or by appointment.

Baptism & First Eucharist

John Carroll offers The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program for students interested in preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation. After a year-long period of preparation, the student receives the sacraments either at the Church of the Gesu Easter vigil or at the vigil celebration of the student’s home parish.


John Carroll campus ministry staff will prepare students for Confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church. Confirmation is an eight-week program that also includes a service and retreat requirement. Students generally receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Church of the Gesu in April. They may also elect to receive Confirmation at the Cathedral of Saint John in Cleveland at the vigil of Pentecost.