University Chaplaincy at UCLy

The University Pastoral Service of UCLy

Services at the Saint-Irénée Chapel

Services at the Chaplaincy begin from Tuesday, the 7th of September, at 12:15 by Father Bertrand CHATAIN.

The Chaplaincy welcomes students, teachers, and staff of the Catholic University of Lyon for exchanges, reflections, and creativity in events organised throughout the year.

Everyone is welcome!

The aim is to accompany students in their process of inner growth, and the staff in the re-reading of their professional activity, in the light of the Gospel.

Useful Information

The chaplaincy is led by Father Bertrand CHATAIN with the help of the Joint Pastoral Council.

The chaplaincy of UCLy participates in the Mission Étudiante Catholique de France.

Certain student activities are organised in connection with the youth ministry of the diocese of Lyon.

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Chatain Bertrand

Weekly Activities

  • Chaplaincy meal: share a friendly moment with other students.
    • Every Wednesday from 12:00, meeting at the chaplaincy on the Saint-Paul campus, room C 258
  • Preparation for the sacraments in small groups
    • At any ages, discover sacraments and their preparations (baptisms, communions, confirmations etc.)

  • Movie night (once a month)

  • Patrols for the homeless
    • Every Tuesday and Thurday at 6:00pm

Services at the Saint Irénée chapel

Saint-Paul campus

  • Every Tuesday from 12:15 to 12:45 by Father Bertrand Chatain, chaplain
  • Every Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45 by Father Daniel Moulinet, Prof. in history of the Church
  • Every Friday from 8:00 to 8:30am by Father Olivier Arthur, Rector

And to finish your week-end in a good way, the chaplaincy invites you every Sunday at 6:30pm for a service at the Sainte-Croix Churche, rue de Condé (Place Carnot)!

The Events That Mark the Year

  • October: solemn start of the school year
  • December: Marie holy day (Immaculate Conception)
  • March: Le Pélé du Puy, annual pilgrimage in the Puy-en-Velay region

NB: More days-out, weeken-ends and events will be organized throughout the year. A musical about Saint-Paul is in preparation. For more information, please contact the chaplaincy.

Download the Chaplaincy presentation (in French only)


Contact the Chaplaincy

Father Bertrand Chatain
UCLy's chaplain

CE83 - Saint-Paul Campus


Room C258

Young Catholics of the Lyon diocese