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University Ministry

University Ministry strives to create a welcoming environment where all Regis University students can feel at home. We take our inspiration from St. Ignatius Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). We seek to help others to ‘find God in all things,’ and in doing so, cultivate intellectual curiosity, gratitude and servant leadership. We want to help our students glorify God by reaching their fullest, God-given potential. University Ministry invites you to ‘come as you are’ to explore issues of faith, spirituality and social justice. We think you’ll be glad you did! 

Regis is proud to be a Jesuit Catholic University, but by no means are all of its students, staff and faculty Roman Catholic. Its Jesuit tradition especially encourages that all grow within their own spiritual traditions, and it encourages dialogue amongst people with various religious perspectives.


As of Sunday, June 14, 2020 the 11:00 am Sunday Mass will resume. Mass will be held outdoors on the plaza spaces between Main Hall and the St. John Francis Regis Chapel (and will continue to be held outside at least through the month of July). All are invited to gather for liturgy and we ask for your help as we resume our public masses:
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home!
  • We ask that you bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to minimize the use of shared seating. In the case of inclement weather and the intense Colorado sunshine, we also invite you to bring umbrellas.
  • People living in the same household are able to sit together. When gathering, please space out where you place your chairs/blankets at least six feet away (in all directions) from other individuals/households.
  • Please bring your own hand sanitizer, water, and sunscreen.
We ask all in attendance (age 3 and above) to wear masks or facial coverings while present for mass and while on campus. This is in accord with current Regis University policy that requires all staff and faculty to wear masks while on campus and in relative close proximity to others. Visitors are also expected to also wear masks or face coverings when on campus. Appropriate use of face masks or coverings is critical in minimizing risks to others near you.

Weekly Liturgies

Masses will be resuming at 11am on Sundays, while continuing the podcast for those who cannot attend or feel more comfortable tuning in from home. 
Liturgy of the Word podcast, can be found on Podbean or by searching Apple Podcasts or Spotify for Regis University Ministry.
The monthly Memorial Mass is still suspended, until further notice. At each Sunday 11:00 am mass, we will offer prayers in remembrance of all deceased members of the Regis University community.
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Welcoming All Faiths

Our Jesuit tradition especially encourages that all grow within their own spiritual traditions, and it encourages dialogue amongst people with different religion perspectives.

Regis is proud to be a Jesuit Catholic University, but by no means are all of its students, staff and faculty Roman Catholic. Its Jesuit tradition especially encourages that all grow within their own spiritual traditions, and it encourages dialogue amongst people with various religious perspectives. We have several programs in which those with differing spiritual paths come together for prayer, conversation and exploration of various beliefs.

Growing in Faith

Come together with fellow students to express and explore beliefs in small groups. Also, see how to become a peer minister or part of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).

RCIA
For those interested in joining the Catholic Church or completing the rites of initiation (in either the Roman Rite or the Russian Greek Catholic Rite), RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is offered at Regis. If you are interested, please contact either University Ministry or Fr. Chrysostom Frank at 303.625.1321.

CURA
Curas are small student-led, belief-based groups whose members meet weekly (or every other week) to share, reflect, challenge and grow their beliefs together. Meetings may involve activities, reflection, contemplative practices or conversation.

Work Study
Interested in working for University Ministry? Regis University student employees create liturgies, foster interfaith dialogue, lead retreats/immersion trips, plan great events, and do much more! 

Peer Ministry
Peer Ministers (PMs) are students who are hired to live in the residence halls to provide a pastoral presence to the residents who live there. They help build up the residence hall communities through spiritual programming, facilitating many different kinds of prayer, working collaboratively with the Resident Assistants, and simply being available to talk to residents about everything from breakups to spiritual questions to homesickness.

Each first year hall has two PMs, and each upper class hall has one. If you are interested in learning more about the PM program, who your PM is in your residence hall, or in becoming a PM, please contact Sharon Bramante at 303.964.3670 or sbramante@regis.edu.

Retreats

A retreat for first year students, aimed at forging new relationships and being introduced to Ignatian Spirituality. The Connections retreat takes place over a weekend in early October and is focused around Ignatian themed talks, small group discussions, and engaging with the first year community in a very intentional way as they prepare for their Regis experience. We raise questions based around meaning, relationships, and mission.

Spend two days being nurtured and guided through questions and reflections about your future. This two-day retreat for juniors and seniors focuses on vocational discernment and asks you to explore three key questions: What brings me joy? What am I good at? Who does the world need me to be?

The word Kairos means 'God's time' and the retreat is intended to help you explore and deepen your relationships with God, yourself, and others.  While the retreat is explicitly Christian in nature, if you are not Christian but intrigued enough to attend, we'd really love to have you. While this retreat does have some similarities with the Kairos retreat many students went on as high school students, it is a different retreat in many ways.

This retreat aims to familiarize students with and put a human face on the realities of urban poverty. Students stay in very modest accommodations in downtown Denver and have opportunities to interact and work with organizations operating in solidarity with those in poverty. Additionally, students spend time on the streets, interacting with people they encounter, and time reflecting.

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.

This Spring Break trip will be the same as the past two years. We will travel to East LA, specifically Delores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, and spend time working with a few organizations and touring others. More specifically, we volunteer at the Jesuit elementary school, make and serve breakfast and dinner to the men and women who spend the night at the parish as part of their homeless outreach program, help prepare and serve breakfast at a community center in downtown LA, welcome and serve low-income families who visit a farmer’s market for free produce, tour Homeboy Industries, and tour a juvenile detention facility. Accommodations include home stays in Boyle Heights.

Commemorative Gifts

brick walkway in front of chapel

Chapel Brick

Surrounded by Colorado-native plants and a magnificent view of the Rocky Mountains, the St. John Francis Regis Chapel garden and brick walkway are an extension of the chapel and a restful place for personal prayer and remembrance.

 

students walk near bench in spring

Campus Bench

These 6-foot benches, made of ductile iron casting, feature a gently sloping back and decorative end frames. Benches can be personalized with a message on a 4 inches by 6 inches bronze plaque.

 

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Arboretum Tree

Your gift will enhance the Regis University Arboretum, located on the 100-acre Northwest Denver Campus. Home to 11 Champion Trees, the Arboretum also consists of more than 1,300 trees and 85 genera, including 225-plus species.

 

Location, Contact Info and Hours

University Ministry

Location: 
Student Center Room 214


Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Contact Us:
303.458.4153
umin@regis.edu

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