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:

  • Mass (TBD):  We intend to offer daily Mass once each week.  Stay tuned for day and presider(s).
  • Wednesdays: Interfaith Prayer led by a variety of faculty and staff from their own faith traditions. New leaders of prayer are always welcome!

Special Celebrations

Following are some of this year’s major, special celebrations.  You will also find opportunities for different types of prayer offered in chapel and beyond on weekdays; stay tuned for a schedule of services!

  • Move-In Weekend Mass:  Sunday, August 28, 4:00 p.m. in Chapel (Campbell Hall).  Msgr. John Jagodzinski (St. Pius X, Broomall) will preside.
  • Mercy Week Mass of the Holy Spirit:  Monday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. in Julia Ball Auditorium.  Fr. Dan Joyce SJ (Saint Joseph's University) will preside.
  • Reunion Weekend Mass: Sunday, October 16, 11:30 a.m. in Chapel (Campbell Hall).  Fr. Dan Joyce SJ (Saint Joseph's University) will preside.
  • All Saints Day (Holy Day) Mass:  Tuesday, November 1,  11:30 a.m. in Chapel (Campbell Hall).  Fr. Dan Joyce SJ (Saint Joseph's University) will preside.
  • All Souls Mass of Remembrance: Sunday, November 13 at 11:30 a.m., Waldron Griffinaerie.  Fr. Dan Joyce SJ (Saint Joseph's University) will preside.
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Monday, November 21 at 11:30 a.m., Julia Ball Auditorium.  S. Renee Yann RSM will reflect on gratitude as we close the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception:  Thursday, Dcember 8, 11:30 a.m., Chapel (Campbell Hall).  Fr. Bob Murray OSA (Villanova University) will preside.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast: Monday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m., Waldron Griffinaerie.
  • Ash Wednesday: March 1, 11:30 a.m. Mass (Location TBA) with Fr. Bob Murray, and an evening Prayer Service with distribution of ashes in the Glass Lounge of St. Brigid Hall (Time TBD).
  • Baccalaureate Mass:  Saturday, May 13, 9:00 a.m., Julia Ball Auditorium.  Fr. Dan Joyce SJ (Saint Joseph's University) will preside.

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,, 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:

Roman Catholic
United Methodist Muslim
Non-Denominational Christian 
United Church of Christ


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


The Baptist Temple
Skippack Pike and Lewis Lane
Blue Bell, PA 19422

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


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

Roman Catholic

St. Alphonsus
33 Conwell Drive
Maple Glen, PA 19002

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

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


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

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


Congregation Beth Or 
239 Welsh Road 
Maple Glen, PA 19002

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

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

Trinity Lutheran Church
235 Summit Ave.
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Upper Dublin Lutheran Church
411 Susquehanna Rd.
Ambler, PA 19002

Zion Lutheran Church
654 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA 19031


Ambler Mennonite Church
Mount Pleasant Ave. & Spring Garden Street
Ambler, PA 19002

United Methodist

Calvary United Methodist Church
15 Park Ave.
Ambler, PA 19002

Emmanuel AUMP Church
1 North Street
Ambler, PA 19002

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


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

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


First Presbyterian Church
4 South Ridge Ave.
Ambler, PA 19002

Suplee Memorial Church
855 Welsh Rd.
Maple Glen, PA 19002

Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Services held at:
1 Highpoint Drive
Chalfont PA 18914

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (Asian community) 
501 North Line Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

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

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