The Catholic community at Connecticut College provides opportunities for worship and the formation of a personal vision of the Gospel and its place in one’s life on a college campus and beyond. The Diocese of Norwich provides these services in conjunction with the College. Father Robert Washabaugh is our Catholic Chaplain; he is on campus Sunday evenings for Mass, and alternates with Father Jonathan Ficara. Visit the Catholic community’s Facebook page for more information.

Mass

Catholic Mass is celebrated Sundays at 7 p.m. in Harkness Chapel when the College is in session. Check out the college calendar or the Catholic community’s Facebook page for the Mass time on Holy days during the school term.

The liturgies are an expression of the community of believers and rely on and encourage the involvement of those from the academic community. Opportunities abound in folk music, traditional music, dance, art (banners, vestments, etc.,) reading and assisting in the distribution of Communion. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available upon individual request and at periodic communal celebrations of the Sacrament.

Chaplains

Father Jonathan Ficara, Catholic chaplain

Father Jonathan Ficara

Catholic Chaplain

Confirmation

Students who may have missed the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Confirmation may prepare for the sacrament here and be confirmed locally. Individual spiritual guidance is available by appointment. For more information, contact Father Washabaugh at 860-439-2452.

Conn Catholics

Conn Catholics are a community of believers  students, faculty, staff and alumni, growing together in faith. All who are interested in liturgy, have questions or just want to talk are welcome to join, regardless of faith background. Mass and gatherings are held at Harkness Chapel. See The Catholic Community at Connecticut College on Facebook!

Local places of worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Roman Catholic)
63 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill
860-443-1875
www.ourladyph.org

St. Joseph's Church (Roman Catholic)
17 Squire Street, New London
860-443-5393
www.saintjosephcatholicchurch.org

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church (Roman Catholic)
10 Huntington Street, New London
860-447-1341
www.stmarynl.org

St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church
200 Hempstead St., New London
860-442-2377
www.saintsophianl.org