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The Oasis

Welcome to this place of friendship and hospitality, where Saint Paul University students, faculty and staff come to relax, recharge, meet and engage with others. This haven of peace is also a space for sharing and listening, support and tranquility.

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  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pastoral Services

Pastoral Services, whose values are welcoming, celebrating, and serving, offers liturgical celebrations and various pastoral activities.

De Mazenod Chapel – Roman Catholic/Ecumenical

De Mazenod Chapel is located in Laframboise Hall and is named after Eugène de Mazenod, bishop of Marseille and founder of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. It serves as the venue for all major liturgical celebrations on the University calendar, such as the opening and closing masses, as well as the celebration of Advent and the beginning of Lent. The chapel is the largest in the University and is home to several Christian groups within the University community. Thus, the chapel hosts a wide variety of activities throughout the year.

The following are some of those activities:

Kindly be informed that the activities mentioned will recommence in September 2023.

Roman Catholic Mass

Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated on Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. in De Mazenod Chapel.

Anglican Community Activities

The liturgical activities of the Anglican Studies Program take place in De Mazenod Chapel. The Anglican community celebrates Eucharist in the chapel on Thursdays at 12:10 p.m., as well as at 8:10 a.m. on particular Holy Days such as The Epiphany of the Lord, The Holy Innocents, The Conversion of Saint Paul, The Presentation of the Lord, Ash Wednesday, and The Annunciation of the Lord, to name but a few. In addition, morning prayer is celebrated in De Mazenod Chapel with various members of the Anglican community alternating as presiders. For scheduling or more information, please consult the Anglican Studies web page on the Saint Paul University website.

Ecumenical Vespers

Other liturgical activities include evening prayer. Evening prayer forms a central part of the University’s commitment to inter-Christian collaboration, set in the context of worshipping the Triune God. Eastern Catholics, Roman Catholics, and Anglicans take turns leading Vespers each week.

Adoration 

Adoration is Tuesday after Mass.  

Laframboise Hall

Henri Goudreault Oratory

Just next to De Mazenod Chapel, Henri Goudreault Oratory offers an intimate environment for prayer, meditation, and mass.

Interfaith reflection room

Located in G-1116, this room is available for all students of the Saint Paul University community who are looking for a calm place for meditation, reflection and prayer. This room is open at all times and for all, so it cannot be reserved.