Center for Faith and Justice

Holy Week at Xavier 2021

Staying for Easter and looking to worship and pray through Holy Week? Some unique options to make the most of your Cincinnati Easter...


Throughout Holy Week

On campus

These self-directed opportunities for prayer on campus can help you to walk through this week with intention.

Watch Fr. Graham's Holy Week sermon from Common Ground.

Pray the Ignatian Steps by Alter Hall with the reflection by Spencer Liechty.

Pray the Stations of the Cross in Bellarmine Chapel using the USCCB’s version of the Scriptural Way of the Cross, complete with prayers and reflection questions. Pictures will be posted on @xucfj on Instagram on Thursday.

Pray the stations of the cross around Bellarmine, with a justice theme. Signs outside will direct your prayers. Start at the front doors and turn left. The final stations are at the Memorial to the Jesuit Martyrs and in the Black Lives Matter sign garden.


Around the City

Praying the steps at Holy Cross - Immaculata - Good Friday, 4/2 self-directed in Mount Adams

Way of the Cross for Justice with IJPC - Good Friday, 4/2 self-directed in OTR


Online only

Explore options through the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities online.

Steadfast Call to Love - Ignatian Solidarity Network's Lent reflection will go into Holy Week


Experience the Triduum

Join Bellarmine Chapel to explore the Triduum and Easter liturgies.

Liturgies are both livestreamed and in person.

  • Holy Thursday Day 4/1 begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday 4/2 begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • Easter Vigil 4/3 begins at 9:00 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday 4/4 begins at 9:00 a.m.. and 11:30 a.m.

There are no Student Masses or Common Ground on April 4.