Campus Ministry invites students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i of CNR to participate in a community of faith united by prayer, sacrament, scripture, celebration, and contemplation. Rooted in our Catholic liturgical celebrations and the founding spirit of the Ursuline Sisters, we branch out to embrace the rich diversity of our multi-faith College Community by inviting all to worship and prayer.
Catholic alumnae/i marriages may be arranged with the Chaplain, Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM, Cap., at (914) 654-5052, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecumenical and Interfaith Services
Recognizing the gifts inherent in an ethnically and racially diverse student body and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is lived out in concrete cultures, Campus Ministry draws from the rich cultural and religious expressions evident in the faith lives of all of our students. Our culturally diverse and multifaith community joins together for worship throughout the year. One of our most popular ecumenical services is the Labyrinth Prayer Walk, a contemporary Christ-centered prayer activity, incorporating music, meditation, art, and prayer activities at stations along the path. Services are born of the minute to address the needs of the community.
The principal Sunday Liturgy is celebrated at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Chapel on the main campus. A Eucharistic Liturgy is celebrated Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:45 a.m. and on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., when classes are in session. Along with the weekly celebration of the Eucharist, the College Community also gathers to celebrate special events during the Liturgical Year: Christmas and Epiphany, Ash Wednesday and the Paschal Triduum, Ascension Thursday, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, All Saints Day, and the Immaculate Conception.
The Liturgy Committee plans, prepares, implements, evaluates, and educates about all aspects of liturgy so that our diverse community can fully, actively, and consciously worship. The Committee meets monthly to provide ongoing support and communication of the ministries, to provide feedback, to coordinate activities, programs, and all special liturgies, and to participate in the planning of the liturgical life of the CNR worshipping community.
CNR students are invited to join one of our liturgical ministries:
- Eucharistic Minister
- Chapel Choir Member
- Minister of Hospitality
Members of the Campus Ministry team are always available to talk about any problems or issues. Please do not hesitate to call or drop in to our offices in Brescia Hall. I'm Interested!
Places of Worship Off-campus Interdenominational
Students looking for a place to worship with their traditional faith community in New Rochelle or for opportunities for fellowship should start their search here. [more]
Prayer Fellowship Group
When read with faith and understanding, the Bible serves as a source of personal inspiration, a guide for a good life, an answer to questions, and a contact with God. Our campus Prayer Fellowship Group builds on the rich tradition of Christian communities who continue to find comfort, guidance, and values in the books of the Bible. Join in the discussion every week in the Campus Ministry Office. I'm Interested!
Prayers for special needs may be requested for either our Sunday or daily liturgies. Students are also invited to write a prayer intention in one of our prayer intention books located at each of the two entrances to the Chapel.
Spiritual Direction is a means to examining the relationship between the human and the divine. I'm Interested!
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Recognizing our need for forgiveness at times in our lives, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered to all who request it. Please contact Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM, Cap., College Chaplain, at (914) 654-5052, email@example.com, to schedule an appointment.
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
The Second Vatican Council wanted to remove the privatization of this sacrament to those gravely ill, as it shifted in focus from healing to forgiveness of sins. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that when the sick are anointed they should be "assisted by their pastor and the whole ecclesial community" (#1516). Our pastoral experience of the revised rite and the Church's desire for wider availability of the sacrament has helped the faithful realize that serious mental and spiritual illnesses are also opportunities to celebrate this sacrament. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated on the second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, at the 11 a.m. Mass in Holy Family Chapel. All who worship with us are welcome to take part in this anointing.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
As the spiritual life is a dynamic and ever growing experience, the community is always open and welcoming to any who wish to know more of the Catholic faith. We respond to this by offering The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
RCIA is the process for individuals to become fully initiated members of the Roman Catholic Church. Full membership requires a total formation culminating in the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Through RCIA, candidates are introduced to the community, beliefs, liturgy, and apostolic work of the Church.
This process is an opportunity for those desiring to become Catholic, or for Catholics seeking Confirmation. RCIA is also ideal for those seeking information and/or spiritual support. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to consider beginning this journey with the CNR faith community in recognizing and responding to the compassionate presence of God in our lives. The program begins on the First Sunday of Advent and concludes with the celebration of the Rites of Initiation (Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation) at the Easter Vigil.
The RCIA program is not about membership - something that is finite - but about the candidate’s relationship with God, an ongoing process. “The rite of Christian initiation… is designed for adults who… consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts.” [RCIA, n.1] For more information or to register for either part of the RCIA program, please call the Chaplain, Fr. Joseph Flynn, at (914) 654-5052, firstname.lastname@example.org.