Celebrations of the Eucharist at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel are open to both the Salve Regina and greater Newport communities. Visitors are always welcome.
- Sunday at 11 a.m.
- Sunday at 7 p.m. (student liturgy) from September through mid-May
- Monday through Thursday at 12:15 p.m.
Training is available for the liturgical ministries. Those who are interested should contact the staff to offer their services. Other prayer opportunities, such as Taize prayer services, Stations of the Cross and penitential services with individual confessions, are scheduled each semester.
- Proclaim the Scriptures as a lector.
- Assist as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.
- Serve as a minister of hospitality.
- Share your creativity as a minister of art and environment.
- Help as the sacristan or server at the Lord's Table.
- Lead the assembly in song as a cantor.
- Join the music ministry. Singers and instrumentalists are always welcome.
The Mercy Center for Spiritual Life values the richness that diverse religious traditions bring to our campus community and promotes events and programs that highlight and celebrate this diversity.
Annual events and programs include: The Viva Mercy! Celebration, which honors members of the Salve Regina community who live the virtue of mercy; the Festival of Lights, which gives voice to the many ways that our traditions pray for peace; and "Experiencing Exodus Together," a Seder in the Jewish tradition that encourages us to think about the liberating power of God in our lives.
Prayer services in the Taize tradition are supported by meditative song, scripture readings and restful silence. What touches young people in Taize is the expression of faith through simple action and an invitation to a search that draws them onwards beyond themselves.