Faith development at the University of Richmond
Catholic students at The University of Richmond don’t need to leave their faith behind when they come to college. Catholic Life offers regular opportunities for spiritual growth and development including Bible study, a Rosary group, adoration, and participation in various events with other Catholic students in the diocese. Students also take part in retreats, pilgrimages and service projects through the university’s Office of the Chaplaincy and Center for Civic Engagement.
Priests from nearby St. Bridget Church preside at Mass on Sundays at 5 p.m. in Cannon Memorial Chapel during the academic year. Students direct the music and serve as lectors, ushers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is generally available before and after Mass.
Cookouts and shared meals after Mass help to bring the community closer.
Scripture and a Slice
Catholic Campus Ministry offers Bible study and a meal Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Wilton Center. We use the Lectio Divinia method, which is an ancient tradition of holy reading of the Bible and a great way to grow deeper in your faith.
Liturgy of the Hours - click below
Kairos Evening Prayer
Catholic students joins with other Christian groups to celebrate Evening Prayer every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the chapel. Catholic and Protestant students are part of the leadership for this service.
Learning to Pray
A group of students and faculty joined together recently for a book club/study/prayer teaching using Father James Martin's superb book, "Learning to Pray."
Pray and Play
Students and Deacon Tom often gather informally after dinner on Sunday nights discuss the "big" issues of faith and life relevant to college students.
We offer Midday Prayer every Wednesday from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. in the chapel when the university is in session.
Adoration, other devotions
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered about once a month during the semester and every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at nearby St. Bridget Church. Other devotions, such as the Rosary group, have varying schedules depending student availability.
Contact Deacon Tom for details. We offer confirmation and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults programs for students.