service in the chapel with mountains in the background

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.


Weekly Liturgies

Sunday Masses are currently held at 9:30 am and 11:00 am on Sunday, inside St. John Francis Regis Chapel. We no longer have restrictions regarding capacity for our Sunday Masses, and masks are optional for people who have been fully vaccinated. If you wish to be notified of any updates regarding our Sunday Liturgies, please sign up to be added to the Regis Chapel Worshipping Community Contact List

 
During the summer, daily mass is celebrated on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm in the Madonna Della Strada Chapel.  No registration is required for daily mass.  During the summer, Eucharist Adoration is not offered, and confessions are by appointment only (email umin@regis.edu to request an appointment).  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the most up-to-date information regarding liturgies and other offerings.

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.

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 an intentional way as they prepare for their Regis experience. We raise questions based around meaning, relationships, and mission.

Once travel is again possible, students can register for the Faiths Doing Justice course which includes a spring break immersion trip to Dolores Mission Parish and Homeboy Industries in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East L.A. They will engage in hands-on service and visit a variety of faith-based organizations. In the near future, we hope to organize additional immersion trips where students can experience living and serving in solidarity with marginalized peoples.

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual weekend gathering in Washington, D.C. for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and parishes). We come together to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate for justice by visiting Senators and Congressional Representatives on Monday. Participants are empowered and inspired by a community that sees faith and justice as integrally linked.

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 explicitly Christian in nature, we welcome those who are questioning and seeking faith. 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.

A day of reflection for first and second year students to help them find strength and nourishment during times of challenge and change. Like Connections, this experience involves student talks and small groups. We will draw inspiration from our community and the Ignatian tradition.

This student-led, small group-based retreat invites students to explore together how God shows up in the ordinary and extraordinary events of their own lives. Through careful listening, we honor each individual’s unique relationship with God and create community out of diversity.

This retreat familiarizes students with the realities of urban poverty through personal contact. Students stay in modest accommodations in downtown Denver and interact and work with organizations operating in solidarity with those in poverty. We have personal encounters with those living on the streets and take time to reflect on our experiences.

This interfaith and intersectional retreat aims to empower women at Regis University by creating a dynamic environment for discussion on how their values are formed and come to shape their lived experiences and identities including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and more. Women in Faith creates a space where women can bravely share and question their relationships with faith and can learn from faculty and staff mentors from a variety of faith traditions.

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.