The Chapel at the JFRC is open to all students. Daily mass is held Monday–Thursday and every Sunday. Special Services are also held in the Chapel.
Office of Campus Ministry
By reason of its nature and function, Loyola University Chicago has always attempted to provide for the education of the whole person. As an essential aspect of this goal, the school is concerned with the spiritual life of its students. The JFRC provides the means whereby students can successfully integrate their spiritual values with the other values contributing to their maturing outlook on life.
Father Ted Bohr, S.J., and Father Albert Anuszewski, O.S.S.T., lead campus ministry for the JFRC Campus. Students are encouraged to assist Father Ted and Father Al in celebrating Mass and other liturgical events. The campus chapel is the site of regular religious services.
The ministry office offers information regarding opportunities for attending Roman Catholic liturgies in Rome, visits to the Vatican and other major religious sites like Assisi, and the locations and times of services of other faiths in Rome. Special arrangements are made each semester for JFRC students to participate in a Papal Audience.
10th Anniversary of 9/11
On the 10th anniversary of 9/11 a commemoration began after the sun had set on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The students flowed out of the building to receive a candle and congregate in the courtyard, the area where teachers, faculty, and staff in the past week had welcomed the students into our community and where they had shared prosecco and meals with their fellow peers. As the courtyard filled with over 100 John Felice Rome Center students the ceremony began. Students, staff, faculty, administration, and the fathers alike lined up in a circle encompassing the bell in the courtyard. Everyone participated in the ceremony Fr. Albert Anuszewski, O.S.S.T began by reading about the events that took place that day. The community sang, cried, and had time to reflect. Each student, faculty and staff lit a candle for all the fallen, their families, and everyone effected by this tragedy. The bell chimed ten times before the group headed in the chapel to have a mass for all the people affected.