Student Life

Spiritual & Prayer Life

An important co-curricular element at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) is the spiritual development of the students. A student-planned liturgy is scheduled at DSPT each Tuesday at 11:10 a.m. and is followed by lunch. This helps to build community and unite diversified groups through prayer. We invite all Graduate Theological Union (GTU) students to join is for prayer each week.

Prayer and Liturgy Schedule

Local Mass Times 

Worship Opportunities at Other GTU Schools

Contact the individual schools for more information.

Bay Are Young Adult Groups

There are numerous churches all over the Bay Area and many opportunities to join a community. In order to make your exploration less daunting, please visit our Young Adults page for some trusted options near by.

Spiritual Direction

At DSPT we are here to help all of our students, lay or religious, discern their vocation and gear their academics toward fulfilling the work that was intended for them. Students who are preparing for ministry work are expected, in keeping with their individual ecclesial traditions, to deepen their life of prayer, justice and charity so that their study and future ministry may be alive with the Spirit. The School is eager to help both lay and religious students in all aspects of their preparation for ministry. Contact Fr. Christopher Renz, OP, Academic Dean, at for help finding a spiritual director so you can make the most of your academic experience.