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.

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  • 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 Chaplaincy staff members and students who serve on the Kairos Leadership Team. Each service includes scripture, hymns, contemporary music, prayer and candle lighting.

    For additional information about Kairos, contact Bryn Bagby Taylor, Associate Chaplain.

  • Muslim Prayer

    Friday/Jumuʿah Prayer is held weekly at 1:00 p.m. in the Inter-religious Prayer Room throughout the academic year. The Inter-religious Prayer Room is located in the Wilton Center and is accessible throughout the day for the daily prayers. Prayer rugs, muṣḥaf, scarves, and prayer necessities are available in the room.

    If you have questions regarding specific prayer times, please contact Waleed Ilyas, Muslim Chaplain, for more information.

  • 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 Josh Jeffreys, Jewish Chaplain and Director of Religious Life, 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 Multifaith Room. No reservation or previous experience is necessary. All are welcome. We invite you to “just sit and see what happens.”

    For more information, please contact Kevin Heffernan.