Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral, Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness, on All Saints Sunday, November 1. In the midst of pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, the live-streamed service gathered Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor.

Watch the service here.

Pasta Night

Wednesdays, 5 p.m.
Chaplain's Residence lawn with inclement weather location at St. John's Chapel

Students gather for conversation, fellowship and a packaged pasta meal. The evening format is simple: prayers of thanksgiving, prayers for others, prayers for ourselves; eating supper in a safe, socially distant setting. Watch your email for the sign up sheet each week - rsvp's required by the Friday before each gathering. Please email chapel@hws.edu or call ext. 3671 for more information.

Kosher Shabbat Dinner

Abbe Center for Jewish Life

Email shabbat@hws.edu to sign up for your own personal ShabbaTote loaded with everything you need to celebrate Shabbat, dinner-to-go and a link to our “Shabbat Together” Zoom.

Christian Noonday Prayer Meditation for Lent

Thursdays, 12:10 p.m. through March 25
View previous Noonday Prayer Meditations

Catholic Mass

Sundays, 4:30 p.m.
St. John's Chapel

Service of Holy Eucharist (Protestant Episcopal)

Sundays, 7 p.m.
St. John's Chapel

Click here for this week's bulletin

Muslim Prayers

Fridays, 1:30 p.m.
The Fisher Center

Hillel Board Meeting

Email hillel@hws.edu for more information about getting involved with the Hillel board.

Open Chapel

St. John's Chapel is open for contemplative prayer and meditation every day from early morning to late evening as long as the chapel is not being used for regular worship service or special event, or the Colleges are closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s.


Periodically, the Spiritual Engagement staff hold special events, including interfaith conversations, film discussions, and guest lectures. Check the HWS Events Calendar for more information.


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.