Religious & Spiritual Life at Williams Calendar

The chaplains’ office organizes and supports events and services representing many of the world’s great religious and spiritual traditions. Read about our recurring events and services by visiting the links in the menu to the right.


Williams Catholics
Thompson Memorial Chapel
860 Main Street
(413) 597-2483, Fr. Gary Caster, Catholic Chaplain

Confessions by appointment – Contact Fr. Gary Caster
Sunday Mass: 4:30 p.m. (all welcome)  &  8:30 p.m. (Williams Community only), Thompson Memorial Chapel Sanctuary
Rosary: Thursdays, 9:00 p.m. (Williams Community only), Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament (downstairs, Thompson Chapel)
Weekday Mass: Tuesdays & Thursdays,5:00 p.m. and Fridays at 1:15 p.m., Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament , downstairs, TMC (Williams Community only)
Prayer Sampler: Thursdays, 9:00 p.m., Newman Room, downstairs, TMC (Williams Community only)
Eucharistic Adoration: Fridays, 12:00 p.m., followed by mass at 1:15 p.m.,Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament  (Williams Community only)

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Williams Jewish Association
Jewish Religious Center
24 Stetson Court,
(413) 597-2061, Cantor Robert Scherr, Jewish Chaplain

Shabbat Service: Fridays, 6 p.m., followed by shabbat dinner
Saturday Psalm Discussion:
Saturday at 12:15 p.m. The discussion will hopefully include a Hebrew and English reading of the text, discussions of the meaning of the chosen psalm both locally and more broadly as well as getting a chance to share some of the music and liturgy of psalms that transcends religions. Following the Psalm conversation there will be Shabbat lunch at 1pm composed of yummy leftovers from dinner the night before.

Jewonthis mailing list
[email protected]

Jum’ah Prayer, Fridays at 1:00 p.m. in the Muslim Prayer Room

The Muslim Prayer Room, located in the lower level of the Thompson Memorial Chapel, (former O’Connell Rm.) is used primarily for congregational prayers, such as Friday Jum’ah prayer services, and ‘Ishaa and Fajr prayers. Students often stop by to offer their prayers throughout the day, or to spend some time reading. This space is also used for meditation.

Note: Everyone is to remove their shoes before entering the Muslim Prayer Room as this is sacred space.

Muslim Student Union website.

Vedanta Study GroupSundays, 5 p.m. – InterFaith Common Room
– Nina Pande ’17, coordinator

(FYI, Vedanta is a particular tradition of Hinduism)