Liturgy & Worship

Our vision of Campus Ministry calls us to celebrate the Catholic/Christian faith of our sponsors, the Sisters of Mercy, and to encourage others to live their faith more fully. Our desire is that people who engage our liturgy and worship experiences – especially over time – will seek an active and meaningful relationship with God, giving witness to Gospel values and the charism of Mercy.

To facilitate this relationship, we offer a variety of Catholic, ecumenical and interfaith prayer experiences throughout the year. Visit our News & Events page to find upcoming opportunities, and stay connected with your own denomination via the list of local houses of worship below.

Every Week

We are pleased to be able to offer the following prayer opportunities at 11:30 a.m. in Chapel (Campbell Hall) when school is in session:

  • Monday Mass:  We are grateful to a short list of generous priests who make this daily Mass possible.
  • Wednesdays: Interfaith Prayer led by a variety of faculty and staff from their own faith traditions. New leaders of prayer are always welcome!

Sundays:  Need a Ride?

Our local parish is St. Rose of Lima Church, less than 2.5 miles out Sumneytown Pike in North Wales.  Mass is offered on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and on Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.  The Campus Ministry Van takes students to the 11:30 Mass (beginning 1/22/17); if you would like a ride please contact Julianna Green by Saturday night.

Special Celebrations

Following are some of the special celebrations for the 2017-18 Academic Year:

  • Move-In Weekend Mass:  Sunday, August 27, 4:00 p.m. in Chapel (Campbell Hall), followed by refreshments in the McAuley Breezeway
  • Mercy Week Mass of the Holy Spirit:  Week of September 24, TBA
  • Reunion Weekend Mass: Sunday, October 22, 11:30 a.m. in Chapel (Campbell Hall).  
  • All Saints Day (Holy Day) Mass:  November 1, TBA
  • All Souls Mass of Remembrance: Sunday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m., Waldron Griffinaerie.  
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Monday, November 20 at 11:30 a.m., Julia Ball Auditorium.  
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception:  Dcember 8, TBA
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast: Monday, January 15, TBA, Waldron Griffinaerie.
  • Ash Wednesday: February 14, TBA
  • Baccalaureate Mass:  TBA

Liturgical Ministries

We encourage students, faculty and staff to get involved in our liturgical celebrations as singers, musicians, lectures, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and leaders of prayer. Interested? Contact Michelle France, france.m@gmercyu.edu, or 215-641-5531.

Our Surrounding Community

Gwynedd Mercy University respects the faith traditions of all of our students. Explore this list of local places of worship to see where you can participate in your own faith tradition:

Baptist
Brethren
Roman Catholic
Episcopal
Jewish
Lutheran
Mennonite
United Methodist
Muslim
Non-Denominational Christian 
Presbyterian
United Church of Christ

Resources

Here are some interesting sites for those of you who are interested in liturgy and worship:

Sunday Readings and Reflections from St. Louis University
Daily Readings and Reflections from Creighton University
Interfaith Calendar
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Baptist

The Baptist Temple
Skippack Pike and Lewis Lane
Blue Bell, PA 19422
215-628-2077

Bethlehem Baptist Church
Pennlyn Pike & Trewellyn Ave.
Pennlyn, PA 19422
215-643-4977, 215-643-3760

Zion Baptist Church
14 North Street
Ambler, PA 19002
215-646-0683, 215-643-1309

Brethren

Ambler Church of the Brethren
351 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002-4320
215-646-1190

Roman Catholic

St. Alphonsus
33 Conwell Drive
Maple Glen, PA 19002
215-646-4600

St. Anthony of Padua
259 Forest Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002
215-646-4742, 215-646-4743

St. Joseph's
16 South Spring Garden Street
Ambler, PA 19002
215-646-0494, 215-643-0890

Mary Mother of the Redeemer
1325 Upper State Rd.
North Wales, PA 19454
215-362-7400

St. Rose of Lima 
428 S. Main Street 
North Wales, Pa 19454-3224 
215- 699- 4617

St. Stanislaus 
51 Lansdale Ave 
Lansdale, Pa 19446 
(215) 855-3133

Episcopal

Church of the Messiah
Route 202, S. of Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd, PA 19436
215-699-9204, 215-699-9205

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church
750 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
215-643-0522  

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Bethlehem Pike & Camp Hill Rd.
Fort Washington, PA 19034
215-233-3970, 215-233-3493

Trinity Episcopal Church
708 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
215-646-0416

Jewish

Congregation Beth Or 
239 Welsh Road 
Maple Glen, PA 19002

Lutheran
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
6024 Butler Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
215-646-0848, 215-646-4418

Resurrection Evan. Lutheran Church
620 Welsh Rd.
Horsham, PA 19044
215-646-2597

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
24 North Ridge Ave.
Ambler, PA 19002
215-646-2451

Trinity Lutheran Church
235 Summit Ave.
Fort Washington, PA 19034
215-645-2813

Upper Dublin Lutheran Church
411 Susquehanna Rd.
Ambler, PA 19002
215-646-7999

Zion Lutheran Church
654 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA 19031
215-836-4658

Mennonite

Ambler Mennonite Church
Mount Pleasant Ave. & Spring Garden Street
Ambler, PA 19002
215-643-4876

United Methodist

Calvary United Methodist Church
15 Park Ave.
Ambler, PA 19002
215-646-8145

Emmanuel AUMP Church
1 North Street
Ambler, PA 19002
215-646-4228

Sanctuary United Methodist Church
1346 E. Prospect Avenue (entrance on Hancock Road)
North Wales , PA 19454-2408
215-699-9331

Muslim

North Penn Mosque
600 Maple Avenue
Lansdale, PA 19446

Non-Denominational Christian

Church of the Open Door
1260 Fort Washington Ave.
Fort Washington, PA 19034
215-646-7471, 215-646-7472
Bible Study- 9:30 a.m. every Sunday just for college students

Keystone Community Fellowship
427 Stump Road
North Wales, PA 19454
215-362-8413

New Beginnings Community Church of Ambler
Real, Relaxed, Relevant
701 Pen Ambler Road
Ambler, PA 19002
Phone: (215) 646-1420

Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church
4 South Ridge Ave.
Ambler, PA 19002
215-646-3030

Suplee Memorial Church
855 Welsh Rd.
Maple Glen, PA 19002
215-646-4123

Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Services held at:
1 Highpoint Drive
Chalfont PA 18914
215-886-4056

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (Asian community) 
501 North Line Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
215-412-3622

Korean Church of Love in Philadelphia
710 Bethlehem Pike 
Erdenheim, PA 19038
(215)836-1070 (English)  
(215)836-5446  (Korean

United Church of Christ

Boehm's United Church of Christ
571 Pennlyn-Bluebell Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
215-646-6132

St. Paul's United Church of Christ
440 Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA 19034
215-646-1458