Chapel of the Holy Family

Chapel of the Holy Family

Located in the Alumni Memorial Union, the Chapel of the Holy Family is one chapel made up of several components. There is a large liturgical space, a Narthex (gathering space) and a small prayer room where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved.

The chapel is open during the regular building hours of the Alumni Memorial Union: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Note: No weddings or baptisms are held in the chapel.

The altar was dedicated and the chapel was blessed by Bishop Leo J. Brust, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, on Oct. 6, 1990. The formal blessing does not preclude use by other faiths. In fact, the liturgical space was deliberately constructed so that it can be used by all campus religious groups for worship and prayer. In the flexible liturgical space, one can seat between 130–175 people comfortably, depending on the configuration.

The Narthex, or gathering area, also serves as a lounge. In the Narthex one finds a stained glass depiction of the Holy Family. Created by the studio of Francis Xavier Zettler of Munich, this window was originally installed in the University Chapel in Johnston Hall, which opened in 1907.