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.
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.
Father Jonathan Ficara
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 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
St. Joseph's Church (Roman Catholic)
17 Squire Street, New London
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church (Roman Catholic)
10 Huntington Street, New London
St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church
200 Hempstead St., New London