service in the chapel with mountains in the background

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.

Prayer and Worship Services

Sunday Masses are held every Sunday when school is in session for Regis College at 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. During the summer months and Christmas break, there is no 7:30 p.m. Mass.

During the week when school is in session for Regis College, Mass is celebrated Monday-Friday in the Madonna della Strada chapel at noon. During the summer months and during Christmas break, no daily Mass celebrated.

Russian Greek Catholic Community at Regis
Through an agreement between the Archdiocese of Denver and Regis University, the Russian Greek Catholic Community of SS. Cyril and Methodius has made Regis University chapel their home since July 2016. Divine Liturgy (Mass) is celebrated on most Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The Community is served by Fr. Chrysostom Frank as their chaplain.

Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available to members of the Regis Community on Sundays from 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. in the Newland Prayer Room of the Main Chapel while Regis College is in session. Additionally, we celebrate a communal Reconciliation Service during both Advent and Lent on a Wednesday evening.

Weekly Services

Sunday Mass
11:00 a.m.
St. John Francis Regis Chapel

Weekday Mass
Monday-Friday, 12:00 p.m.
Madonna della Strada

Reconciliation
Sundays, 6:45–7:15 p.m.
Madonna della Strada

Adoration
Sundays, 8:30 p.m.
Madonna della Strada

Open Table
Mondays, 5:00 p.m.
Student Center 212

Common Ground
Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Newland Prayer Room

Russian Greek Catholic Divine Liturgy
Sundays, 2:30 p.m.
St. John Francis Regis Chapel

Midweek Manna
Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m.
Madonna della Strada

Upcoming Special Events

Ash Wednesday
February 26, 2020
Mass: 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Ecumenical Service: 12 p.m.

Holy Thursday
April 9, 2020
Mass: 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday
April 12, 2020
Service: 3 p.m.

Easter Vigil
April 11, 2020
Mass: 8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday
April 12, 2020
Mass: 11 a.m.
NO 7:30 p.m. Mass

No Sunday Masses
May 3, 2020

Additional Worship Opportunities

Open Table
Open Table is a weekly inclusive Sunday evening prayer and Communion service offered by University Ministry. Rev. Tamara Boynton and Mr. Ken Phillips coordinate this ecumenical (Christian) service. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome to come and be nourished at Open Table in the Student Center, room 214 on Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

Common Ground
Common Ground meets every Wednesday in the Newland Prayer Room from 12-12:30 p.m. This is an ecumenical prayer service and all are welcome to join.

Midweek Manna
Every week University Ministry holds an event that seeks to feed the spirituality of the campus. Engaging speakers, praise and worship music, interfaith services and others events are just some examples of what we do! Join us Wednesday evenings at 9 p.m.!

Heart and Mind Meditation
Heart and Mind is a drop-in meditation and contemplation group that meets on the Northwest Denver Campus at Regis University. The group is open to anyone and everyone interested in learning about meditation, and inclusive of all levels and types of experience. Each week, they explore various types of practice, pulling from different faith traditions and secular practices. Practice is offered during the Regis College academic year and the schedule can be found on the website.

Mondays - 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. (guided meditation)
Tuesdays -11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (unguided)
Wednesdays - 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. (guided meditation) 
Thursdays - 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. (guided meditation) 
Fridays - 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. (unguided) 

 

Music Ministry
The Regis Chapel Choir provides music for the Sunday Masses as well as special events throughout the school year. If you have any interest in participating as a singer or instrumentalist (even if you’ve never been in a choir before!), please contact Dr. Andy Lee at rlee001@regis.edu or 303.458.4153.

Liturgical Ministry
There are many opportunities to get involved in the various aspects of the liturgy. Members of the Regis community serve as sacristans, lectors, altar servers, ministers of hospitality, and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion for both Sunday Masses. If you are interested in being trained in any of these ministries, please contact Kyle Turner in University Ministry at kturner005@regis.edu or 303.964.5724.

Memorial Mass
A Memorial Mass is celebrated each month, typically the 3rd Sunday, at 11:00 am in the St. John Francis Regis Chapel on the Northwest Denver campus. Alumni and friends are encouraged to come and remember their loved ones at the Mass celebrated during the month of their passing. An informal reception follows Mass and is held in the narthex of the Chapel. To have a loved one included in one of our monthly Mass celebrations, please contact Mary Brozovich at
 mbrozovi@regis.edu.

2020 Memorial Mass dates are as follows:

January 29 July 19
February 16 August 16 
March 15 September 20
April 19 October 18
May 17 November 15
June 21 December 20

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.

 

closeup on tree branch and leaves in summer

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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