Chapel of Our Lady of Grace 

The Our Lady of Grace chapel was designed by Barry Byrne and completed in 1959. Byrne was the first American to design a Catholic church outside of the United States. 

The chapel features a three-manual, 25-rank pipe organ with 27 stops built in 1959 by M. P. Mӧller (Opus 9270). The organ was completely refurbished in 2016 thanks to a generous gift from a late alumni’s estate. Originally, the chapel had a bell tower, however, the tower became structurally damaged and was removed. 

For more than 60 years now, the Our Lady of Grace’s Chapel has fostered The Cliff community and supported Briar Cliff University’s mission and values by the dedicated place of worship for Briar Cliff students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. This small chapel hosts a variety of services, academic and religious ceremonies, music concerts and recitals, as well as other gatherings during the school year.

Sisters of St. Francis Prayer Garden 

Adjacent to the chapel is a small prayer garden dedicated to the Sisters of Saint Francis. The garden contains a statue of Saint Francis and Saint Anthony. Students and faculty can be found admiring the flowers and nature throughout the garden. As you enter the courtyard, you will see a plaque with a list of Sisters who have made an impact on the Briar Cliff community. 



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Campus Ministry Regular Events

Mass Sunday 7:00 PM
Confession Sunday 6:15 PM
Ecumenical Bible Study Mondays 8-9 PM
Faith, Food, Friends 1st Thursday every month 11:00 AM

*Please note, summer and holiday breaks impact regular services. Contact Us or call (712) 279-5227 if you have any questions.*

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Other Siouxland Services 

Looking to discover other places of worship in Sioux City? Please review the list below, we gather compiled for your convenience. We recommend you check their websites ahead of time to make sure they are offering in-person worship at the times mentioned below.  

 Catholic Masses

Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3012 Jackson Street (Sun: 8am & 10am)

St. Michael’s Parish, 2223 Indian Hills Drive (Sat: 4:30pm ; Sun 9am & 11am)

St. Boniface, 703 W. 5th Street (Sat: 4pm ; Sun: 10:30am in Spanish)

Cathedral of the Epiphany, 1001 Douglas Street (Sat: 6pm in Spanish ; Sun: 10am in English, 12pm & 1:30pm in Spanish)

Sacred Heart: 5000 Military Road (Sat: 5pm ; Sun: 8am & 10am)

Mater Dei Parish: (One Parish, two church buildings)

Church of the Nativity 4242 Natalia Way (Sat. 4PM; Sun. 9 & 11 AM)

Immaculate Conception (Sat. 5PM; Sun. 8 & 10 AM)


 Protestant Services

Crescent Park United Methodist, 2826 Myrtle Street

First United Methodist Church, 1915 Nebraska St.

Concordia Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod), 2000 Military Rd.

Faith Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod), 3101 Hamilton Blvd.

Augustana Lutheran Church (ELCA), 600 Court St.

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1122 Jackson St.

First Lutheran Church (ELCA), 3939 Cheyenne Blvd.

Saint Thomas Orthodox Church, 1100 Jones St.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 900 6th St.

Trimble United Methodist Church, 1424 27th St

First Presbyterian Church, 608 Nebraska St.

Sunnybrook Community Church, 5601 Sunnybrook Drive

First Evangelical Free Church, 401 9th St.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 524 Center St.

Crosspointe Church (Assembly of God), 2300 W 19th St.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1421 Geneva St.

Central Baptist Church, 4100 Indian Hills Dr.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1201 W Clifton Ave.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 1407 W. 18th St.

Sioux City Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3636 Aspenwood St.

New Life In Christ C.O.G.I.C. - 2929 W. 4th St. Sunday Service: 11:30 A.M.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod), 612 Jennings St.

 Jewish Services
 Congregation Beth Shalom, 815 38th St.
 Muslim Services
 Islamic Center of Siouxland, 2701 Willow St. South Sioux City, NE 68776