University Ministry

University Ministry creates a welcoming environment where all Regis University students can feel at home. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola and his companions, we journey with others to “find God in all things.” We work to cultivate intellectual curiosity, gratitude and servant leadership while glorifying God. University Ministry invites you to come as you are to explore issues of faith, spirituality and social justice.

Liturgy Schedule

Sunday masses are offered at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the St. John Francis Regis Chapel.

The 5:30 p.m. Sunday mass will resume on August 20, 2023.

Daily masses will resume on August 21, 2023, and are offered at noon in the Madonna de la Strada Chapel.

Mondays: Misa en Español
Tuesday-Friday: Mass in English

Confessions are available by appointment. Please call 303.458.4153 to make an appointment.
Weekly Adoration will resume with the start of the Fall 2023 semester.
Sunday, April 16, 2023 10 a.m.
Sunday, May 21, 2023 10 a.m.
Sunday, June 11, 2023 10 a.m.
Sunday, July 16, 2023 10 a.m.
Sunday, August 13, 2023 10 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 10 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023 10 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023 10 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023 10 a.m.

An open and inclusive space for sharing sacred conversation and open communion (Protestant). Meets on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at the Martyr’s Memorial or UMin Lounge (depending on the weather).

For additional information about our Chapel schedule and University Ministry activities, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or sign up to be added to the Regis Chapel Worshipping Community Contact List.

Welcoming All Faiths

Regis University is proud of our Jesuit Catholic heritage and the Office of University Ministry is privileged to accompany our Catholic community in worship, fellowship, and other opportunities for growth and formation in the Catholic faith.

In addition, our Jesuit Catholic foundations call us to “find God in all things,” as well as to “cura personalis,” practices that invite us to honor and encourage the spiritual growth of all members of our community. Promoting interfaith dialogue, supporting opportunities for individuals to be nourished in their own traditions, and exploring how God calls each of us into relationship with the Divine and the world is an important part of our mission. University Ministry provides a variety of opportunities for students, faculty and staff to come together for prayer, conversation and exploration of various beliefs.


A retreat for first-year students, Connections is an opportunity to meet new people, forge relationships and reflect on your early experiences at Regis University. Focused on themes of transition and connection, participants hear stories from upper-class students, engage with peers in small-group discussions, reflect on their current journey, hopes and expectations and have plenty of time for rest and recreation. The retreat is reflective in nature but is not oriented toward any particular faith or spiritual tradition. This year, Connections is Sept. 15-16, 2023, at Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur, CO. Register here to get Connected!

Throughout the year, University Ministry offers a variety of one-day or half-day opportunities to “retreat” from the busyness and routine of college life without needing to commit to overnight activities. Offerings vary year-to-year. Past Days of Reflection (DoRs) have included Loved Sinners (a Lenten Reflection); Womxn in Faith; Sacred Stories; and others.

The Hearts on Fire retreat is open to all undergraduate students and is specifically Catholic in theme and practice. The weekend focuses on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and our connection to this devotion as a Jesuit Catholic university. Retreatants will participate in talks, private reflection, prayer, small group sharing, Mass, mini pilgrimages to holy sites around Denver and have the option for Reconciliation and Adoration. Although this retreat is specifically Catholic in nature, all students desiring to grow in their relationship with Christ are welcome. Oct. 20-22 at Xavier Retreat Center in Denver. Register here for a weekend of fellowship, faith and pilgrimage.

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is the largest annual Catholic social justice gathering in the United States. It is an opportunity to learn, pray and advocate for justice and is a place for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to be empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. Now in its 26th year, the Teach-In has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989. Every fall, University Ministry takes 10 Regis University students as delegates to participate at IFTJ in Washington, D.C. Oct. 28-31. Email Sharon at for more information and an application.

The word Kairos means “God’s time,” and this retreat will help students explore and deepen their relationships with God, self and others. While the retreat is Christian in nature, all undergraduate students who desire to explore questions of relationship are welcome. While the retreat is similar to the Kairos retreat many students attended in high school, it focuses on the struggles and triumphs of young adulthood, with talks and activities specific to college students. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors have priority registration, with available spots opened to first-year students later in the registration process. March 22-24, 2024, Highlands Camp, Allenspark, CO. Registration information to come. Email Beth at for more info.

Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, the silent retreat offers students of all backgrounds the opportunity for rest, reflection and connection to God and self. Spend a night away learning how God speaks to us in silence. Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Sedalia, CO, Feb. 9-10

Each spring, University Ministry accompanies students on a spring break immersion trip to Dolores Mission Parish and Homeboy Industries in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles. Some years, this trip is in conjunction with the Peace and Justice Studies course, Justice in Community. Participants will engage academic materials to prepare for, process and synthesize this unique learning experience in order to become agents of social change in community. More details to come.

An overnight experience, the Urban Plunge retreat familiarizes students with the realities of urban poverty and homelessness. Students stay in modest accommodations in downtown Denver and engage with organizations operating in solidarity with those experiencing poverty and individuals who are unhoused. Students have personal encounters with neighbors living on the streets and will have time to reflect and process the experience. Start your Fall Break with an unforgettable experience of immersion and solidarity. Oct. 6-7. For more info, email Sharon at Registration details coming.

Ministry and Worship

Your support helps Regis transform student lives, attract top faculty, and solve global problems. Select from a variety of initiatives, groups and find a way to connect.

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.

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.

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.

Regis University Chapel