Masses & Sacraments

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Office of Ministry, Spirituality, & Action, (OMSA)
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145

David Armstrong, Director of University Mission and Ministry
P: 816.501.2423 / E: david.armstrong

All Are Welcome!

Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 11 a.m. from August to May while classes are in session:  Please note that Masses are not being held until fall of 2021 due to COVID-19.

Interior photo of Orscheln Chapel
Orscheln Chapel in Foyle Hall is open whole daily for prayer and quiet to all persons. The public is welcome to join our Avila Community for our Sunday Masses which are celebrated each Sunday when classes are in session. Note: Masses are not being held this semester because of the Covid 19 Pandemic.

We encourage all Avila students, especially residents, to build our spiritual community by attending Mass on campus in Orscheln Chapel in Foyle Hall on Sundays during the school year. The public is invited to join us.

Holy Day and other special Masses

  • November 1 – 4 p.m.
  • December 8 – 4 p.m.
  • December 24 Christmas Vigil – Music: 4:45 p.m.; Mass: 5 p.m.
  • Ash Wednesday – 4 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday – 11 a.m.

Be Involved

We invite all interested to be a:

  • Sacristan
  • Lector
  • Eucharistic Minister
  • Choir/Cantor

Christmas Vigil Mass

December 24, 2023, at 4:45 p.m.


All are welcome, but before you make your reservation, please read:
  • The reservation deadline is December 17th.  Reservations can be placed after the deadline but you will need to look for an e-mail verification that we have space available.  
  • Please do not overbook for your party and should your numbers change, please let me know at the email address below.
  • Please tell all your party members to arrive before 4:40 p.m. so not to disturb the setting with the music that begins at 4:45 p.m. with Mass at 5 p.m.
  • Please do not come to the service if you are not feeling well. Email any last minute cancellations to me at the email address below.
  • Know that the size of our venue will not allow for social distancing.  If this is a concern, please do not make a reservation.
  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail.  Should you have any questions or do not receive the confirmation, contact Dave at (preferred)– or at 816-501-2423.
  • Should a circumstance (weather or other) occur that affects the status of this Mass, you will receive a text at the phone number given.

Thank you!
Dave Armstrong
Director of Mission & Ministry

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