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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcoming Places of Worship
First Baptist Church of Fairfield
Trinity Baptist Church
Church of Christ
Parish of Christ's Church
Black Rock Congregational
First Congregational Church of Fairfield
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
Al-Aziz Islamic Center
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
Trinity St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Fairfield Grace United Methodist
Calvin United Church of Christ
First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
St. Pius X Church (RC)
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
The Unitarian Church in Westport
Congregation Beth El
Congregation B'nai Israel
Conservative Synagogue of