Our Mission

We are an intentional Catholic Faith Community formed in the Jesuit tradition and guided by Ignatian spirituality. We welcome and we embrace all of God’s people. With prayer, worship and a discerning spirit, we journey to discover what God is calling us to be. We aspire to live by the Ignatian principle of the “MAGIS,” always striving to be “more.” 

Christ the King Chapel

The historic Christ the King Chapel, located on the Canisius University Campus, is our worship center and our spiritual home. All people of all faith backgrounds are welcome to join us for worship, prayer and community. The Chapel is generally open from morning to night. All are welcome to visit, rest, pray and discern their relationship with God in our Chapel. Groups are welcome to gather in the Chapel for many types of community events by contacting our staff.

Our Staff 

Fr. Frederick G. Betti, S.J.  Chaplain 
Office: 716-888-2875 /   cell  716-572-8377

Deacon Gary Andelora, Sacramental Minister/ Faith Formation
Office: 716-888-2425

Mr. Spencer Liechty, Director of Campus Ministry
Office: 716- 888-2847

Masses, Liturgies and Sacrament Celebrations

canisius chapel students outside

Faith Community Liturgies continue throughout the year and are not limited to the Academic schedule of the University. Adjustments will be announced.   

Weekday Mass:

  • Monday thru Friday 12:05 PM                                    
  • Wednesday 5:15 PM

Sunday Masses: 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM

Holy Days of Obligation:  12:05 PM and 7:00 PM and TBA

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Monday and Friday 11:00 AM – Noon
  • Wednesday  4:45- 5:10 PM
  • Other times by appointment. Contact Fr. Betti


  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 
  • Fridays 11:00 – Noon 
  • Novena prayers to the Sacred Heart on Fridays after the 12:05 Mass

Anointing of the Sick: Fridays after the 12:05 Mass 

Communion Calls:  Contact Fr. Betti
Mass Intentions: for weekday and Sunday Masses may be arranged by contacting Fr. Betti

Memorial Masses: Contact Fr. Betti 

canisius chapel wedding

Weddings in the Chapel: The Sacrament of Marriage in the Roman Catholic Rite only may be celebrated in the Chapel. For requirements, schedules and other details please contact Deacon Gary Andelora @ 716-888-2425,

Baptisms: Please contact Fr. Betti to arrange for the celebration of this Sacrament of Initiation.

Joining Our Faith Community: All are welcome to join us for our Masses, prayer and liturgies. If you wish to register to join our community and receive regular notifications please contact Fr. Betti or pick up a registration form in the Chapel on our community info table. 

Getting Involved in the Community:  We welcome the participation of our community in celebrating our worship services. We welcome lectors, trained ministers of the Eucharist, Hospitality Ministers, social event helpers, musicians, vocalists, Chapel care cleaners etc. For more information speak to Fr. Betti after our Masses or contact him in the office. 

Stewardship: We are grateful for and depend on the generosity of our community. Free Will collections are taken at our Sunday Masses.  Envelopes are also provided at the doors of the Chapel.  If you wish to have your weekly donations recorded please indicate this on our envelopes. 
Seasonal, One time or planned giving may be discussed with Fr. Betti.

Calendar of Events



  • Sunday, December 3rd: First Sunday of Advent, Blessing and Lighting of the Advent Wreath
    Masses at 9:30am and 7:00pm

    Friday, December 8th: SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION/ Holy Day of Obligation.
    Masses: 12:05pm, 5:15pm, and 7:00pm

    Sunday, December 10th: BLESSING OF THE BRAINS at both 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM As students prepare for Exams.

    Sunday, December 17th: BAMBINELLI SUNDAY: Blessing of Manger 
    Masses at 9:30am and 7:00pm Masses 

    Sunday, December 24th: Fourth Sunday of Advent
    Mass at 9:30am, NO 7:00PM MASS 

    Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve Mass
    4:00 Mass with Children's Nativity 

    Monday, December 25th: Christmas Day
    Mass at 9:30am, NO 7:00pm mass 

    Sunday, December 31st: Feast of the Holy Family
    Mass at 9:30am, NO 7:00pm mass 



Monday, January 1st: Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
9:30am mass, NO 7:00PM mass

Sunday, January 7th: Feast of the Epiphany/Three Kings Day
Mass at 9:30am and 7:00pm