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Welcome to the Sheil Catholic Center, Chicago at Northwestern University. The Center has an active presence on Northwestern's Chicago Campus for students, faculty, and staff.

Student Organizations

Click here for the Feinberg School of Medicine Student Leadership and Events page

Click here for the Pritzker School of Law Student Leadership and Events page

Prayer and Mass Opportunities

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Liturgy of the Word
Mondays at 12:10 p.m. when classes are in session

Join other students, staff, and faculty during the academic year for a Liturgy of the Word service with communion each Monday at 12:10 p.m. Bring a lunch with you. Dessert is provided! Located at the Religious Life Center, Level M, Abbott Hall, 710 N. DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.

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Weekly Mass
Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. when classes are in session

Join other students, staff, and faculty during the academic year for weekly Mass. Lunch is provided afterwards each Wednesday, with a lunchtime speaker on the first Wednesday of the month. Confession takes place at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month when classes are in session. Located at the Religious Life Center, Level M, Abbott Hall, 710 N. DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.

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Breaking Open the Word
Fridays at 12:10 p.m. when classes are in session

Bring your lunch and enjoy an inspiring lunch hour! Located at the Religious Life Center, Level M, Abbott Hall, 710 N. DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.

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First Saturdays Mass
First Saturday of the Month at 7:00 p.m. when classes are in session

Join Northwestern’s Chicago Catholic community and others for Mass on the 1st Saturday of the month. Dates for the spring semester of 2022 are: February 5th, March 5th, April 2nd. Following the Mass, there will be a discussion with the Chicago Catholic Medical Association on “The Purpose and Meaning of Suffering”, led by Dr. Mary Keen and Dr. Rene Woods. Located at the Religious Life Center, Level M, Abbott Hall, 710 N. DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.

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Fourth Thursday Oasis
Fourth Thursdays of the Month at 7:00 p.m. when classes are in session

Come experience midweek worship and fellowship. We will have praise and worship music with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Confession will be available. Dates for the spring semester of 2022 are: January 27th, February 24th, and April 28th. Located at the Religious Life Center, Level M, Abbott Hall, 710 N. DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.

Upcoming Events

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Resident Reflections
Every Thursday at 12 noon during the Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities every Thursday at noon for 45 min. Following these lectures, Catholic Medical Association/Sheil MDs, residents, and alumni will rotate to facilitate a 15-minute conversation on faith perspectives. All medical students are invited to attend. These will take place on Zoom. Want to participate? Contact Carol Leitch Miller Dotson, Chicago Campus Minister, via email or call 312-533-1966.

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First Friday Collaboration with the Catholic Lawyer’s Guild
First Friday of the Month at 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. during the Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters

The Catholic Lawyer’s Guild of Chicago hosts virtual prayer meetings for legal professionals on the first Friday of each month, with the meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. and the prayer starting at 7:45 a.m. All who work in the legal profession (including students) are welcome. Email the Chicago Lawyer’s Guild contact here to request event link.

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Location

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

Abbott Hall | Mezzanine Level
The Religious Life Center
710 N. DuSable Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois
312-533-1966
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