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Saint Benedict Institute

A Ministry of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish Serving Hope College

195 W. 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423
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Phone: (616) 392-6700 x119

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Founded by Catholic scholars at Hope College, the Saint Benedict Institute seeks to promote and nurture intellectual work done from the heart of the Catholic Church, to foster an ecumenical community of Catholic Christians and friends committed to the renewal fo culture, and to aid in the formation of intellectually and spiritually mature Christians by making available the riches of the Catholic tratition to hope college and the wider community.

The Saint Benedict Institute is a ministry of the local parish, St. Francis de Sales, which is in walking distance from campus. At St. Francis, we look at college students not as visitors, but as beloved parts of our parish. We look forward to meeting you and if you would like to know more, please email Carly McShane at 


Mass Times

We have Mass on campus everyday. For times and locations visit our schedule of services

Mass at St. Francis de Sales

Monday – 12:10pm

Tuesday – 9am

Wednesday – 6pm (Spanish)

Thursday – 12:10pm

Saturday – 5pm

Sunday – 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm (Spanish)

Adoration Times

We have adoration on campus every Wednesday. Click here for details. 

There is adoration at the parish every Thursday after the 12:10 mass until 7:00PM.

Confession Times

We have confession on campus four times a week and by appointment. Check out our webiste for details.

Confession at the parish is Saturday 4:00PM - 5:00PM and by appointment.



The Saint Benedict Institute is an outreach of St. Francis de Sales parish with a direct ministry to Hope College Catholics and the wider community. We offer daily Mass on campus, regular confession, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer groups and more. In additional to our spiritual formation we aim to help students cultivate their intellectual life with events like our Catholic Speaker SeriesCatholic-Reformed DialogueDays of Study and Saint Benedict Seminars. Check out our calendar of events to keep up with our latest speakers and activities!

There is a very active group of Catholic Students at Hope College called Hope Catholics. They organize weekly rosaries, Bible studies, and service trips. 

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