Interfaith and Ecumenical Services

In an effort to attend to the spiritual needs of our non-Catholic students, Campus Ministry provides a host of services and collaborates with those beyond the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. Campus Ministry also makes every effort to enable non-Catholic students to connect with local faith communities from their tradition by providing transportation to and from local churches, synagogues, and mosques.

Interfaith and Ecumenical Services

Campus Ministry, in partnership with the Office of Student Diversity Programs, the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, and Residence Life, initiates and conducts a variety of religious experiences. Candlelight vigils and prayer services have been developed during significant religious holidays and for major annual campus-wide events, such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, National AIDS Awareness Day, and Earth Day. Jewish observances include a Passover Seder experience and an annual Holocaust Remembrance Service, among others.

InterVarsity

Fairfield Christian Fellowship is a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. InterVarsty is an evangelical campus mission serving students and faculty on college and university campuses nationwide. Fairfield Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational, multi-ethnic community that seeks to intrigue, inspire, and ignite the Fairfield campus with the love of Jesus. No matter where you are on the faith spectrum - whether you have been a follower of Jesus your whole life, or if you are just starting to investigate Christianity, or if you are somewhere in between - there is a place for you. We investigate Jesus by studying Scripture, praying together, building friendships, and engaging with those hard questions facing college students today. Come and see what we're all about.

Learn more about InterVarsity: www.intervarsity.org

Weekly Gatherings
BCC Mezzanine
Thursdays at 7 p.m.

"The Ultimate Invitation" - Fall Conference

Who is Jesus and just what is his invitation for you? Join students from all over Conn. in a weekend dedicated to learning more about the kind of life Jesus invites us to live. Learn more about this conference.

For more information about InterVarsity please contact Lisa Ober.

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a student-led organization committed to catering to the needs of all Fairfield University students. Rooted in the Muslim tradition, MSA provides spiritual, social, and educational gatherings that foster spiritual and personal growth and celebrate religious diversity.

Tuesday MSA Gatherings from 4-5 p.m. in the Community Room of Campus Ministry.

The Fairfield University community is invited to attend the Muslim Friday Prayer services, Jum’ah, led by Chaplain Jawad Bayat.

  • October 18, Friday from 12:30-1:40 p.m. at the interfaith prayer room in 42 Bellarmine
  • November 8, Friday, 12-12:40 p.m. at the interfaith prayer room in 42 Bellarmine
  • December 6, Friday, 12-12:40 p.m. at the interfaith prayer room in 42 Bellarmine
  • February 14, Friday, 12-1:10 p.m. at Egan McGrath Commons in Campus Ministry
  • March 14, Friday, 1-2:00 p.m at Egan McGrath Commons in Campus Ministry
  • April 11, Friday, 1-1:40 p.m. at Egan McGrath Commons in Campus Ministry

For more information about MSA, please contact Chaplain Jawad Bayat at jbayat@fairfield.edu.

Welcoming Places of Worship

Baptist

First Baptist Church of Fairfield
65 Church Hill Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 334-3303
Pastor Henry Brehne

Trinity Baptist Church
300 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 255-3977
Dave DeVries, Sr. Pastor

Church of Christ

Parish of Christ's Church
59 Church Road
Easton, CT
(203) 268-3569
Rector Mother Ellen

Congregational

Black Rock Congregational
3685 Black Rock Turnpike
Temporarily at Notre Dame High School
(220 Jefferson Street)
Fairfield, CT
(203) 255-3401
Dr. Stephen A. Treash, Sr. Pastor

First Congregational Church of Fairfield
148 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 259-8396
Rev. David W. Spollette, Pastor

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
1045 Old Academy Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 259-5596
David Johnson Rowe & Alida Ward Pastors

Mosques

Al-Aziz Islamic Center
679 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 333-9244

Greek Orthodox

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
4070 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 374-5561
Fr. Andreas Vithoulkas, Presbyter

Episcopalian

Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
55 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT
(203) 227-0827
Rev. Bennet Backman

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
661 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 259-3013
Rector Judith L. Rhodes

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
4670 Congress Street
Fairfield, CT
(203) 255-2740
Rev. Matthew H. Calkins

Trinity St. Michael's Episcopal Church
554 Tunxis Hill Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 245-7746
Rector Raymond Cox

Lutheran

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
160 Hill Farm Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 255-0545
Mark Christoffersen, Pastor

Methodist

Fairfield Grace United Methodist
1089 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 374-6528
Rev. Kun Sam Cho

Calvin United Church of Christ
901 Kings Highway
Fairfield, CT
(203) 259-6392
Rev. Bela Poznan, Pastor

Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield
2475 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
(203) 374-6176
Edward F. Duffy, Pastor

Roman Catholic

Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Fairfield University Campus
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 254-4050

St. Pius X Church (RC)
834 Brookside Drive
Fairfield, CT
(203) 255-6134
Rev. Michael Dogali

St. Thomas Aquinas Church
1719 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 255-1097
Rev. Victor T. Martin

Unitarian

The Unitarian Church in Westport
10 Lyons Plains Road
Westport CT 06880
(203) 227-7205
Rev. Frank Hall
Rev. Debra Haffner

Synagogues

Congregation Beth El
1200 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 374-5544
Rabbi Marcelo Kormis

Congregation B'nai Israel
Park Avenue Temple
2710 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 336-1858
Rabbi James Prosnit (Fairfield fac.)
Rabbi Evan Shultz

Conservative Synagogue of
Westport, Weston, and Wilton
30 Hillspoint Road
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 454-4673
Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn