From its beginning, the Chapel of the Incarnate Word has been a primary place of prayer and worship for the Sisters, their friends and families, and the community at large. Traditionally the chapel was the space where new members were received into the community. It has been the site of many significant celebrations for the Sisters—profession of vows, sending and commissioning ceremonies, jubilees, and funerals. It was also the place of daily prayer for the Sisters either living in or visiting the Motherhouse.
As a community, we have celebrated Eucharist in the Chapel every second Sunday of the month at 10:30 am, and on special liturgical feasts such as Christmas, All Saints, and the liturgies of the Triduum. Additionally, the Chapel is the place where the ministries of the Congregation often celebrate prayer and rituals pertaining to their ministry. Sadly, the Chapel has been closed for regular prayer and worship since March of 2020 because of COVID.
Beginning January 9, 2022, the Chapel of the Incarnate Word will once again
celebrate Mass on every 2nd Sunday, as long as we are able to safely do so.
Everyone must be masked at all times, and we are asked to safely distance ourselves from one another, sitting in your family or work group.
During this challenging time, we have found other ways to pray together, and support one another when we haven't been able to be together physically.
Please visit our blog for daily prayers and words of encouragement.
Join the Incarnate Word community every Wednesday night for 20 minutes of contemplative prayer, live-streamed via Facebook. Simply go to your own, private, prayer space, and join us in silent prayer for the needs of our suffering world. Wednesdays at 8:00 pm. https://www.facebook.com/chapelofiw/live/
Join the University of the Incarnate Word worshipping community for Sunday Mass (in person attendance is limited) @ 11:00 am, or via Zoom (for more information: www.uiw.edu/ministry)
On the MUSIC page is a playlist compiled for use during personal or communal prayer.
If you have a prayer request, please leave it here, and be assured of the prayers of the Incarnate Word Sisters.