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Worship Opportunities

The Chaplaincy supports many ways for students to worship, pray, reflect, and meditate with others on campus and in the wider Richmond community. Students are encouraged to connect with their own tradition and explore and learn from the traditions of others.

Catholic Mass

Weekly mass is provided through our Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) every Sunday at 5 p.m. in Cannon Memorial Chapel. This weekly service brings together a vibrant group of students for worship and fellowship with one another. Students serve as lectors and Eucharistic ministers as well as vocalists and musicians.

In addition to weekly Mass, CCM provides opportunities for scripture study, weekly liturgical discussions, and rosary devotions. Students usually eat together at the dining hall after Mass.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Mr. Tom Mullen at tmullen@richmond.edu or check out CCM's website.

Kairos Contemplative Christian Service

Tuesday evenings, 8-8:30 p.m., Cannon Memorial Chapel

Kairos is a weekly service that offers students sacred time to reflect on life's deepest questions. Each service focuses on a theme and question that help students to consider their lives and their relationship to the world around them in light of the Christian faith.

Kairos services are led by members of the Office of the Chaplaincy and students who serve on the Kairos Leadership Team. Each service includes scripture and contemporary readings, traditional and modern music, prayer and candle lighting. Members of the Chaplaincy staff share a brief message on the weekly theme.

Spring 2015 Dates and Themes

January 13: Community - How do we foster community?

January 20: Jesus - Who is He?

January 27: Prayer - What is prayer?

February 3: Prayer - How do I incorporate it into my daily life?

February 10: Love - How do I love others?

February 17: Church - What is its role?

February 24: Confidence - How do I embrace my talents?

March 3: Priorities: How do I find balance?

March 17: Doubt - How do we approach doubt?

March 24: Purpose - How do I discern my calling?

March 31: Reconciliation - How do we seek God's forgiveness?

April 7: Resurrection - What does the cross mean for me?

April 14: Fear - How do I remain calm about the future?

April 21: Joy - How do I live in the present?

Muslim Prayer

Mid-day prayer is led by our Muslim Campus Ministry team and is an important part of the Muslim community on campus. Mid-day prayers take place throughout the week at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the Inter-Religious Prayer Room located in the Wilton Center. All are invited to attend.

Jumah Prayer is held each Friday. Prayer times will change throughout the year depending on the lunar calendar. If you have questions regarding specific prayer times, please contact Rizwan Mujeebuddin for more information.

The Inter-Religious Prayer Room is available at any time of the day for those individuals desiring sacred prayer space.

Shabbat Service

"More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews."  - Ahad Ha'am

As a ritual and communal practice, we welcome Shabbat every Friday at 5:30pm. Here we light the candles, drink the wine, eat challah, and say blessings over it all.  In addition, we sing, share stories, laugh, and celebrate. 

All are welcome!

If you are looking for more regular worship opportunities, please explore the other Jewish Worship opportunities in Richmond.  And, if you are looking for more information about Jewish Life at the University of Richmond, please explore the webpage.

Please contact Rabbi Goodman for further information.

Zen Meditation

Weekly Practice

The University of Richmond Zen Buddhist Sangha meets on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Wilton Center's  Inter-Religious Prayer Room. No reservation or previous experience is necessary. All are welcome.

Upcoming Workshops

Participants in these 90-minute workshops learn the fundamentals of Zen Buddhist meditation. This includes finding the right posture, exploring mindfulness of breathing, and settling restless thoughts. Kevin Heffernan, the workshop leader and UR's Zen Buddhist campus minister, has practiced Zen for twenty years and has studied with many Zen teachers. In addition to his role at UR, he leads the Richmond Zen Group at Ekoji Buddhist Sangha. The workshop is free, but please register by email to kheffer2@richmond.edu.

Tues, Feb 5
7-8:30 p.m.

**All workshops will take place in the Wilton Center Multifaith Room.

We invite you to “just sit and see what happens.”

For more information, please contact Kevin Heffernan.

Hindu Prayer

A Hindu community is forming at the University of Richmond. For more information contact Emily Cobb at ecobb@richmond.edu.