Join us in restoring Mater Dei Chapel

Mater Dei Chapel is the centerpiece of campus, with the iconic Corona Tower and its three bells visible from points across the grounds of Mount St. Joseph University. The chapel serves as the spiritual and communal heart of the University. Students begin and conclude their undergraduate careers at the chapel candle-lighting ceremonies. Within the chapel walls, nursing students hold their pinning ceremonies. In addition, medical field grads have their white coat ceremonies at the chapel, education students have their commissioning at this revered location, and since it was consecrated in 1962, Mater Dei Chapel has hosted more than 450 weddings of students, alumni, faculty, and staff!

In 2019, under the guidance of Chief Mission Officer Sister Karen Elliott, C.PP.S., and Sister Barbara Davis, SC, '65, the Mount installed new pews, updated kneelers, restored the floor, and restored tile mosaics depicting the Stations of the Cross.

We are now ready to complete the restoration of Mater Dei Chapel with a new sound system, updated lighting, and a new organ. With your gift, you can be a part of history and help light the way for future generations.