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Frequently Asked Questions about Spiritual and Religious Life at Endicott College

  • Do we offer meditation sessions and mindfulness training?
    Yes, we do. Gulls Pause is an initiative to invite students, faculty, and staff to put their phones and computers down for at least 10 minutes a day to pause, or, even better, to meditate. We offer support to create weekly meditation groups and to bring meditation classes to residence halls. We have weekly classes at various times at the Interfaith Chapel. Watch the Blue Buzz or campus calendar for dates and times each week.
  • What are some reasons that I might seek spiritual direction from the Campus Chaplain?

    Some reasons that you might seek spiritual direction are:

    • You are wondering about your life’s purpose.
    • You are questioning your faith or something about your faith tradition.
    • You have a faith tradition or spiritual practice and want support to establish a way to celebrate or practice while at Endicott.
    • You are looking for a fitting spiritual or religious practice.
    • You are lonely or sad or in despair.
    • You are grieving the death of a loved one.
    • A loved one is sick, suffering, or challenged and it is affecting you or you need support.
    • You want to calm your automatic reactions and thoughts.
    • You want to have a more positive outlook on life.
    • You are questioning how you fit in or belong.
    • And more.
  • Do we have Catholic mass at the Chapel on Sundays?
    No, we do not. There are a group of students who carpool to St. Mary’s on Cabot Street every Sunday. Contact our Chaplain at ext. 2163 or by email at gcantor@endicott.edu to make arrangements to go to mass.
  • Do we offer ashes in the chapel on Ash Wednesday?
    Yes, we do.
  • Is there a Jewish community on campus?
    Yes, and we celebrate the important Jewish holidays as well as have several Friday night Shabbat services/dinners each semester.
  • Is there a Christian community on campus? Do we offer Bible Study?
    Yes, every Monday night at 8 p.m. at the Interfaith Chapel, the Christian community meets for fellowship and to support each other to have a successful and blessed week. Every Friday from 2–4 p.m., a campus minister from Intervarsity offers a very meaningful Bible Study class.
  • Do we offer programs for those who are not either Jewish or Christian?
    Yes, our chaplain is an interfaith minister. We celebrate holidays from many traditions. We also offer programs so our students can learn about Native American spirituality, Muslim practices, Hindu holidays, and more.
  • Why is our Interfaith Chapel in a Christian church?
    The founders of Endicott College built The Chapel of The Good Shepherd to remind students that faith is a part of being successful in college. It is a beautiful wooden chapel that has remained intact. We honor that history while using it as an interfaith center.