What’s included below:

  • Sunday 11 a.m. Mass
  • Act of Spiritual Communion
  • Falcone-Arena House Access
  • Resources for Spiritual Life at Home
  • 03.13.20 Letter from Fr. Mike to Duke Catholic community
  • Keeping Up w/ the University

Mass Options

Due to the relaxing of some restrictions in North Carolina and Durham, DCC Mass will now be held both in-person and via live-stream.

In-Person Mass

We will celebrate Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. in the Science Drive Parking Garagelocated at 302 Science Drive. For the safety of everyone in attendance, please read the following details carefully.

Coming back to Mass:
  • Do not come if:
    • You are ill
    • You have symptoms of COVID-19
    • You have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
    • You have a fever
    • You are at-risk or are anxious
  • Park on Level 3 of the garage; gather for Mass on Level 4.
  • There will be no seating provided, so please bring a chair or blanket on which to sit.
  • You must wear a mask or other facial covering while in the garage.
  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from people you do not live with.
  • There are no public restrooms or drinking fountains, so please plan accordingly.
  • Please remember that Bishop Zarama has continued to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. We encourage you to review the Diocese of Raleigh’s guidance on public Mass here.

Lastly, we will still live-stream this Mass for those who are unable to attend in person. That said, we are excited to celebrate in person with those who are safely and comfortably able to attend!

Live-Stream Mass

We will continue to live-stream a Mass at 11 a.m. EDT on Sundays. We invite you to celebrate with us virtually if you are not able to attend Mass locally due to regional restrictions on gatherings. (Be sure to check with your local parishes and diocese first!)

You will be able to find the stream on our channel at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Sunday. The video will also be posted on our channel immediately after the stream concludes for you to view whenever convenient.

We invite you to join us for the entirety of the Mass, just as you would on Sunday at Duke. And we encourage all participants to make an Act of Spiritual Communion during the communion moment of the live-stream. (We will include the special prayer below and in the description box of each live-stream.)

Act of Spiritual Communion

Pray this prayer with us during live-streamed Mass on Sundays. Or any day that you’re missing the Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament!

Falcone-Arena House Access

The Falcone-Arena House remains closed to all students and community members.

Resources for Spiritual Life at Home

Stay in touch! Our primary way of sharing quality content and resources is via our weekly emails. Throughout this time of quarantine, we have been sharing creative and inspiring (and even hilarious) content to help each of us continue to grow in our faith during this time of social distancing.

If you do not currently receive regular emails from the DCC, please register here and we’ll get you added in no time!

03.13.20 Letter from Fr. Mike

Catholic Dukies,

In these days of social distancing, now more than ever we are called to celebrate our connection to Christ in the Church. We know that you may find this time unsettling with all of the rapid changes and precautions taken by Duke and perhaps your home regions. However, we are united with you and looking for multiple ways to stay connected.

Due to the university’s decisions regarding public gatherings and our own concern for the health and well-being of our Duke Catholic community, DCC Mass is cancelled until further notice.

However, we will live-stream a private Mass at 11 a.m. on Sundays. We invite you and encourage you to celebrate with us virtually if you are not able to attend Mass locally due to regional restrictions on gatherings.

You will be able to find the stream on our channel at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Sunday. The video will also be posted on our channel immediately after the stream concludes for you to view whenever convenient.

We invite you to join us for the entirety of the Mass, just as you would on Sunday at Duke. To encourage a sense of connection, we will be having students participate remotely as lectors and musicians (where/when possible). And we encourage all participants to make an Act of Spiritual Communion during the communion moment of the live-stream. (We will include the special prayer below and in the description box of each live-stream.)

Lastly, we are exploring creative ways to keep our Duke Catholic community connected over these coming weeks. Stay tuned! While we know this is a time of limited social interaction, we also trust that the Spirit can work incredible goodness through any situation. We hope you will find this time an opportunity to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus. Bring Him your worries, your frustration, your boredom; ask Him to bring you His peace.

My soul, be at rest in God alone, from whom comes my hope. God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not fall. My deliverance and honor are with God, my strong rock; my refuge is with God. Trust God at all times, my people! Pour out your hearts to God our refuge!

Psalm 62: 6-9

Know that you are in our prayers and that we are always available for a FaceTime or Zoom call.

Peace,
Fr. Mike and the DCC Team

Keeping Up with the University

Stay up-to-date with Duke’s coronavirus response and policies right here.