Richmond Home

Get Involved

Welcome back to campus for the spring semester!  Here are some great opportunities to connect with our office and our various faith communities:

Catholic Campus Ministry Lectio Divina - January 13

Mon., Jan. 13
5-6 p.m.
Wilton Center Interfaith Prayer Room

Lectio Divina is Latin for "Divine Reading" and is a Benedictine practice of scriptural reading that involves lectio (reading), meditatio (meditation), oratio (prayer), and contemplatio (contemplation). This practice does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word.  It is intended to promote communion with God and to enhance knowledge of the Word of God. 

Leaders of the Catholic Campus Ministry will facilitate Lectio Divina every Monday at 5 p.m. in the Wilton Center Interfaith Prayer Room. 

Multifaith Dinner and Discussion - January 14

Tues., Jan. 14
6-7 p.m.
Wilton Center Pathways Lounge

The Chaplaincy invites students of all faiths, and those of no faith tradition, to come together for dinner and discussion about current events to discuss how religions traditions inform our understanding of the world around us.

Kairos Contemplative Christian Service - January14

Tues., Jan. 14
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.

Midday Prayer - January 15

Wed., Jan. 15. 12-1 p.m.
Choir loft, Chapel 

Mid-day prayer is held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chapel. This 15-minute service includes scripture readings for meditation, opportunities to share a concern on your heart, and a brief time of silence. It is a quiet, peaceful, and reflective way to pause midday and center oneself.

Trinity Time - January 15
Wed., Jan. 15, 5-6 p.m.
Wilton Center Pathways Lounge
Weekly Wednesdays - January 15

Wed., Jan. 15
7-8 p.m.
Wilton Center Conference Room

Every week Hillel comes together to discuss different topics, engage in a social action project, or just hang out.  Each topic, generated by our Hillel leadership team, is framed through Jewish values.  Then, as a group we discuss how this topic is immediately relevant to our lives at UR in the 21st century.  We have four distinct formats for our Wednesday night conversations: Interactive Judaism (social programs often involving games and food), Social Action programming, Coffee & Conversation (exploring tough topics through a Jewish lens), and Special Events.

Friday Prayer - January 17

Fri., Jan. 17
1-1:45 p.m.
Wilton Center Interfaith Prayer Room

Join us for the first weekly Muslim Friday congregational prayers of the semester.

Sacred Pause - January 17

Fri., Jan. 17
4-4:30 p.m.
Sacred Pause 

Every Friday from 4:00 to approximately 4:30 p.m. we gather in the Inter-Religious Prayer Room of the Wilton Center for Sacred Pause. This spiritual, nonreligious service invites us to share our lives with one another. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the news unfolding in our larger world. The service includes opportunities for meditative breathing, reflection, and optional sharing with the gathered community. 

Welcoming Shabbat - January 17

Fri., Jan. 17
5:30-6 p.m.
Wilton Center Pathways Lounge

Welcoming Shabbat

As a ritual and communal practice, we welcome Shabbat every Friday.  Most Fridays at 5:30pm there is Welcoming Shabbat where we join together to light the candles, drink the wine, eat challah, and say blessings over it all.  In addition, we sing, share stories, laugh, and celebrate. Some weeks there will be a special dinner, program, or theme for our celebrations.

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

Catholic Mass - January 19

Sun., Jan. 19
5-6 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

Catholic Mass

Our celebration of the Eucharist at Sunday Mass is "the source and summit of the Christian life" according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Mass is celebrated in Cannon Memorial Chapel at 5 p.m. on Sundays during the academic year. Students direct the music and serve as lectors, ushers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Reconcilation is generally available before and after Mass.