Roman Catholic

People: 

Fr. Bob Beloin is the Roman Catholic Chaplain. Sr. Jennifer SchaafFr. Karl Davis and Carlene Demiany are the ​Assistant Roman Catholic Chaplains. If you have any questions and/or would like to visit with them, please e-mail them at robert.beloin@yale.edu, jennifer.schaaf@yale.edukarl.davis@yale.edu, and carlene.demiany@yale.edu 

Faith Community: 

Saint Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale University serves the Catholic community at Yale University by:

* Creating a vibrant and welcoming community through worship and service

* Cultivating informed faith and spirituality

* Engaging in reflective discourse on faith and culture

* Advancing the Church’s mission of promoting social justice

* Participating in the global Church’s life and witness

Sacred Space: 

The Chapel of Saint Thomas More was dedicated on October 9, 1938 and renovated in 2008. The architect worked closely with the chapel’s founder and first chaplain, Reverend T. Lawrason Riggs ‘10, who had long hoped and planned for such a place of worship. It was renovated in 1970 as part of the liturgical renewal of the Second Vatican Council.

The Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center opened in 2006, and offers hospitality to all students on the Yale campus. With places to serve, study and pray, these are award-winning, magnificent spaces that exemplify our ministry’s commitment to excellence. As you participate in the activities of this place, may you feel welcomed and inspired to explore all that we offer.

Worship Schedule: 

Monday (5 pm) – Evening Prayer in the Mediation Room, open to Everyone

Tuesday - Friday (5 pm) - Daily Mass at the Chapel, open to Everyone.

Sunday (10 am, 5 pm, and 10 pm) - Sunday Mass at the Chapel, open to Everyone.

Programs: 

Our comprehensive ministry consists of three major components, each fostering leadership development in a supportive community of faith.

Spiritual Life – During the academic year, Masses are on Sunday at 10am, 5pm & 10pm and Tuesday through Friday at 5pm. On Mondays, Evening Prayer is held at 5pm in the Meditation Room. There are many ways to be involved, including as lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, acolytes and as a member of the choir. Spirituality groups are offered for students, retreats are offered each semester, and prayer experiences are scheduled daily.

Intellectual Life – Anchored by the More House Lecture, intellectual programming has expanded to include three day-long fellowships:

           The Fay Vincent, Jr. Fellowship in Faith & Culture

           The Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Fellowship in Faith & Science

          The Judge Guido Calabresi Fellowship in Religion & Law

Other lectures held throughout the year include:  Chaplain’s Teas, the Catholic Faculty Series, Mary Field and Vincent deP Goubeau Lecture on Women’s Contribution to Church and Society, the Reverend Michael Gosselin Lecture in Poetry and Faith and Theology on Tap to name a few.

Community Life – Small Church Communities (SCC) meet weekly and offer students lectionary-based scripture study and faith sharing. Tutoring; Alternative Spring Breaks and the weekly Soup Kitchen are some of the ways students engage in the social justice mission of the Church. Pastoral counseling is available at the students’ request. Social activities offer occasions to share refreshments, view and discuss a film, or enjoy watching a sporting event on television. Events like apple picking, pumpkin carving, study breaks, and bowling nights are replenishing outlets for students in the midst of their academic stress. These programs are all planned and coordinated by STM’s Undergraduate and Graduate Councils.