Roman Catholic Churches, Chapels, and Mass Locations

in the UW Campus/Central Madison area

(updates in progess)

Note: Sunday Mass schedules and the names of pastors were last updated for items 1-5 and 11 according to the dates shown. The rest of the items have not yet been updated.

1. St. Paul's University Catholic Center ph: 258-3140
location: lower State St., on campus
(UW parish, serving students, faculty, staff, and others)
723 State St. (on Library Mall, near Lake St.)


  • for Sunday: Sun. 9 AM, 11:15 AM, 6 PM, 9 PM*
    and on Saturday at 4:30 PM (in Korean)
    (*University Term only)
  • during the summer break: Sun. 10 AM and 6 PM
  • Weekday: Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.:12:05 PM and 5 PM*; Weds.: 12:05 & 9:30 PM; Sat.: 12:05 PM
    during the summer: Mon.-Fri.: 12:05 PM
    (*University Term only)
  • Mass in Lakeshore Dorms on some weekday Holy Days
  • Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Wednesday after 9:30 PM Mass during the Fall and Spring semesters.
    Recorded Mass time annoucement: 258-3141

    Confessions: heard 1/2 hour before Masses, except the 9:30 PM Mass on Wednesday.

    Pastor: Fr. Eric Nielsen
    record last updated 21 September 2008

    2. Holy Redeemer Church rectory ph: 255-1658 office ph: 257-5000
    as of July 1, 2008, part of the Cathedral Parish of St. Raphael,
    location: off of upper State St., between Campus and Capitol
    120 W. Johnson St. (1/2 block north-east of State St.)


  • for Sunday: Sunday: 9:00 AM (with choir) and 5 PM there is no Mass of anticipation on on Saturday evening in English)
    Misa en Español Sabado @ 6:30 PM, y Domingo @ 11:30 PM
  • Weekday: Saturday only: 8 AM.
  • Weekday: Mon. through Thurs.: 5:15 PM, and Fri. 7 PM in Spanish / en Español
  • Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: PERPETUAL
    (i.e. 24 hours/day, 7 days per week) in the chapel on the lower level, except on Wednesdays at which time the Sacrament is moved upstairs. Public hours are 7 AM - 9 PM. Those wishing to adore in the chapel outside of those hours should contact Richard Blaney at 271-6539 to request an electronic access card. New scheduled and committed adorers are always needed to take the place of those who are moving away because of graduation and job changes. See for a list of hours for which adorers are most urgently needed. Benediction at 5 PM on Wednesdays.

    Confession: Mon. -- Wed. from approx. 4:45-5:10 PM, Saturday 7:30 - 7:55 AM, 5:30-6:15 PM (in Spanish), Sunday: 10:45 - 11:15 (approx.), and sometimes after Mass on weekdays.

    Pastor: Msgr. Kevin Holmes
    Chaplain for the Spanish-speaking: Fr. José-Luiz Vazquez
    record last updated 5 March 2019

    3. St. Patrick's Church ph: 257-5000
    as of July 1, 2008, part of the Cathedral Parish of St. Raphael,
    location: East of Capitol
    404 E. Main St. (near Hancock)


  • For Sunday: Saturday, 5:00 PM; Sunday: 11 AM.
  • Weekday: Mon.-Fri: 12:10 PM
  • Confession: Saturday 3:30-4:15 PM; or app't.

    Pastor: Fr. Kevin Holmes (resident at Holy Redeemer)
    Pastoral Minister: Sr. Jean Schuster, SFCC
    record last updated 8 July 2008

    4. St. Raphael's Cathedral ph: 256-5614
    location: West of Capitol
    222 W. Main St. (at Fairchild)


    NOTE: ON 14 MARCH 2005, the Cathedral's interior and roof were destroyed by a fire. There will be no more Masses or other activities at St. Rapahael's until further notice. Bishop Morlino has decided that a new and larger cathedral will be built on the current site. No date has been fixed as to the start of construction. Please see the Isthmus Catholic web site for the latest informatin.

    Rector: Fr. Kevin Holmes (resident at Holy Redeemer)
    record last updated 8 July 2008

    5. St. James Church ph: 256-1656
    location: South of Campus
    1128 St. James Ct. (on Charter St., 3 blocks south of Regent)


  • For Sunday: Saturday 5:15 PM; Sunday 8:30 AM
  • weekday: Wed. & Fri. 8:30 AM During the school year, this is primarily for the St James Elementary School students. Weekday Masses are subject to somewhat sporadic cancellations due to Msgr. Baxter's schedule. If you do not have access to the bulletin, or have knowledge of a given weeks schedule some other way, it is best to call the parish office to verify Mass any given week before depending on it.
  • weekday: Mass is celebrated on some days at later times during the week at the Church or at a nursing homes. Check the St. James bulletin for the week, or call the rectory for details any given week.
  • Note: There are Word and Communion Services usually offered at 0715 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

    Confession: Saturday, 9 AM or by app't.

    Pastor: Msgr. Thomas Baxter
    Pastoral Assistant: Sr. Patrice McGovern
    record last updated 5 July 2005

    6. Blessed Sacrament Church ph: 238-3471
    location: West of Campus
    2131 Rowley Avenue (one block south of Regent, at Allen)


  • For Sunday: Saturday 5 PM ; Sunday: 7:30 , 9:00, and 10:30 AM
  • Weekday: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • 7 and 8:30 AM, Saturday, 8:30 AM (No 7 AM weekday Mass in summer)

    Confession: after the Saturday Morning Mass or by app't.

    Pastor: Fr. Pat Norris, O.P.
    record last updated 21 June 2004

    Chapels and other Mass locations:

    Editorial remark: These are places where one may locate a Mass in a pinch. These should not be used as "substitutes" for a regular parish church for Sunday Mass.

    Reminder: Mass times for this section have not been updated!

    7. St. Mary's Hospital,
    707 S. Mills Street 251-6100


  • For Sunday: Saturday 4:30 PM; Sunday 10 AM
  • Weekday: Mon.-Fri: 11:30?

  • 8. Edgewood College 257-4861
    2219 Monroe St.

    Masses in Regina Hall (when school is in session):

  • For Sunday: Sunday 4 PM
  • Weekday: Wed., Noon; Fri., 7:30 AM

  • 9. St. Martin House, 1862 Beld Street 255-6259

    Mass: Saturday 7:15 AM

    10: Meriter Hospital 202 S. Park St. 267-6480

    Mass: Sunday and holy days of obligation: 10 AM

    11: University Hospital 600 Highland Ave.

    Mass: Sunday 4:00 PM in C5/2, the Ambulatory Procedure waiting area on the 2nd floor. Note:The Ambulatory Procedure Center Lobby is accessed via the Surgical Waiting Area which is also in C5/2. The easiest way there is to enter through the second floor, which is the building main level, and follow "Main Street,"

    Contacts: Fr. Diego Cuevas or Deacon Joe Stafford, or the UW Hospital and Clinics Pastoral Services Department, 263-8574.

    This information last updated on 7 September 2005

    12. Veterans Administration Hospital 256-1901 x7321

    2500 Overlook Terrace (next to University Hospital)

    Mass: Sundays and holy days of obligation: 11 AM

    Wed: noon (during Lent, Mon., Wed, & Fri at noon)

    13. and 14. These are not locations for Mass, but for other devotional activities. See the text below for further explanation.

    We recommend that you confirm times with the parish or chapel in case of change or error.

    Regular Activities (most oriented to students):

    Note: This list has not yet been updated for quite a while!
    For current information relating to events at St. Paul's, please go to the St. Paul's web page: You may click Undergraduate Bible Study: Wednesday, 7 p.m., UpperCommons, St. Paul's University Catholic Center (#1). Sponsored by Catholic Student Union.

    Catholic Student Bible Study: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., during school term, at 212 Broom Street.

    Prayer and Scripture Sharing Group: Tuesday, 7:00 Upper Commons, St. Paul's University Catholic Center (#1). Contact: Susan D'Entremont, 256-2489.

    Charismatic Prayer Group: Newman Hall (basement) St. Paul's University Catholic Center (#1), Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Contact John Schmitz or Jean Tretow-Schmitz at 233-1629.

    St. Paul's Rosary Group: Thursdays, after the 12:05 p.m. Mass. Chapel, St. Paul's University Catholic Center (#1).

    Graduate Student and Young Professional Group: St. Paul's. Various activities throughout the year. Contact: John Larrivee, 233-5946

    Indonesian Catholic Student Fellowship:Fridays at Union South at 7:00 PM. Contact: Debbie Febrianney 284-0885

    Hong Kong Students Catholic Group: Saturdays at St. Paul's in the Kutchera Library. Contact: Simon Chou, 236-0461, email:

    Couples Bible Study: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Center (#14 on map), Mineral Point Rd. and Owen Dr. Contact Peter or Terri Arcidiacono, 273-9476.

    Korean Catholic Community: Meets at St. Paul's (#1 on map). Further information is pending.

    This information is made available to you by the Chi-Rho Association, a registered student (and staff) organization at the UW-Madison. If the church at which you worship does not have a student group, or if you would like to meet other Catholic students (or faculty or staff), contact Richard Bonomo at 258-8613, or send email to (drop the "XXX" from the address).