Religious Observance on Campus

The following services are offered when classes are in session:

Roman Catholic Mass
Led by Rev. Fr. Jeff Lucas,
Catholic Campus Minister,
and other priests of Erie Diocese
Sundays, 6:30 p.m.
Ford Memorial Chapel

Muslim Lunch and Prayers
Led by Dr. Sami Alkyam,
Director of Muslim Life
Fridays, 12:00 pm for lunch and Jum’ah Prayers
Prayer and Meditation Retreat

Shabbat Services and/or Dinners
Led by Dr. Adrienne Krone,
Director of Jewish Life
Fridays, 5:00 pm
Jewish Community Center or Hillel House

Protestant Services
Contact Rev. Jane Ellen Nickell
or visit this page for information about area churches

Other Observances on Campus:

  • Jewish High Holy Days
  • Passover Seder
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Good Friday
  • Advent/Christmas
  • Earth Day
  • Islamic celebrations of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha
  • Hindu festivals of Diwali and Holi
  • Memorial occasions
  • Wheel of the Year and other Pagan rituals

SRL maintains a list with information about congregations in the area and coordinates a tour of local churches in the fall semester, to assist students in finding a church home in Meadville.  Please contact us if you have questions about what resources are available for specific religious communities.

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, services might be suspended or conducted online to comply with physical distancing guidelines. Please contact our office for information.