Chicago Campus

The Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University
Chicago Campus Ministry

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The Sheil Catholic Center has an active presence on
Northwestern University’s Chicago Campus for the students, faculty and staff at
The Feinberg School of Medicine
The Northwestern School of Law
The Department of Physical Therapy
The School of Continuing Studies

The Chicago Campus Ministry invites students, faculty, alumni and the downtown university community to grow into a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ through the Roman Catholic tradition of worship, inquiry, prayer, and service to develop informed and compassionate individuals who use their intellectual and spiritual gifts for the benefit of the Church and the World.

12:10 p.m. Mass every Wednesday during the academic year in Abbott Hall, Mezzanine Level.
(We share lunch as a community following Mass in the Religious Life Center)

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Every Wednesday before or after Mass

All Saints Day Mass: Wednesday | November 1 at 12:10 p.m. 

Red Mass : Tuesday | October 3 at Holy Name Cathedral – Time TBD


It is hard to stereotype the people in any group at Northwestern and that is certainly true at the Sheil’s Downtown Catholic Ministry.  Some students come by for our regular Wednesday Eucharist and community lunch, while others get absorbed with the St. Thomas More Society for students at Pritzker School of Law or the Catholic Medical Association’s Student Section at Feinberg, Chicago’s professional Catholic Guilds, The Young Catholic Professionals of Chicago, area parishes, and form deep friendships that last for years.  Still, all are bound by a common faith in Christ.  For Catholic students, the ministry is as much a pilgrimage of the heart and soul as it is a challenge for strong minds.

Carol Leitch Miller, the campus minister on the Chicago Campus, is available to assist with religious and spiritual matters or simply to talk. Through our presence, we hope to help you clarify values in a time of intellectual exploration and professional development, as well as develop a healthy sense of Catholic identity and community.

Over the last decade of our ministry, hundreds of women and men have brought a rich tradition of Catholic life to the University.  As a ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Sheil Catholic Center in Evanston, the ministry keeps this tradition alive and flourishing on campus.

Sheil’s Chicago Campus Ministry is located in Abbott Hall on Northwestern University’s Chicago Campus. Our address is:

Abbott Hall | Mezzanine Level
The Religious Life Center
710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Abbott Hall Location
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