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Machtley Interfaith Center & Campus Ministries

Hours

Mon - Fri
8 am - 12 am

Sat
9 am - 12 am

Sun
10 am - 12 am

Summer Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4 pm

The Machtley Interfaith Center provides opportunities for members of the Bryant University community to develop and grow in character by exploring the spiritual dimension of their lives… and of all human life.  

    Staff

    Noelle Harris, PhD

    Assistant Dean and Director of Counseling, Religious, and Spiritual Life
    (401) 232-6045

    Rabbi Steven Jablow

    Jewish Chaplain & Hillel Director
    (401) 232-6553

    Imam Farid Ansari

    Muslim Chaplin
    (401) 232-6712

    Pastor Kevin White

    Protestant Chaplain
    (401) 232-6712

    Noelle Harris, PhD

    Assistant Dean and Director of Counseling, Religious, and Spiritual Life
    (401) 232-6045

    Rabbi Steven Jablow

    Jewish Chaplain & Hillel Director
    (401) 232-6553

    Imam Farid Ansari

    Muslim Chaplin
    (401) 232-6712

    Pastor Kevin White

    Protestant Chaplain
    (401) 232-6712

    Through programs, events, and religious services, the Machtley Interfaith Center is dedicated to:

    • Providing Bryant members of various faith traditions a setting in which they may conduct worship in their traditions, and gather for fellowship, religious study, and religious programs.
    • Promoting increasing awareness of the world’s various faith traditions with the aim of developing our “religious literacy”, and fostering understanding and respect for people of different faith traditions than our own.
    • Acknowledging the spiritual dimension of life for all human beings and to promote the idea that the exploration of religious and spiritual questions, issues, values, and aspirations, in an informed, respectful milieu in which a variety of viewpoints are a part of the discussion, is appropriate to an academic community.

    Through programs, events, and religious services, the Machtley Interfaith Center is dedicated to:

    • Providing Bryant members of various faith traditions a setting in which they may conduct worship in their traditions, and gather for fellowship, religious study, and religious programs.
    • Promoting increasing awareness of the world’s various faith traditions with the aim of developing our “religious literacy”, and fostering understanding and respect for people of different faith traditions than our own.
    • Acknowledging the spiritual dimension of life for all human beings and to promote the idea that the exploration of religious and spiritual questions, issues, values, and aspirations, in an informed, respectful milieu in which a variety of viewpoints are a part of the discussion, is appropriate to an academic community.

    Bryant University is committed to the spiritual development of all students via non-traditional and traditional (ministry) approaches. Programs are offered throughout the campus to challenge students to develop as a whole person.

    The chaplains who serve the Bryant community are eager to inform you of spiritual and social events available to all members of the University family. Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant chaplains are available to all members of the University community as sources of support, guidance, and spiritual development and integration. The campus chaplains are also available to participate in programs and discussions sponsored by faculty, resident assistants, campus groups/clubs, and individual students.

    Campus Ministry works together to serve you and offers a number of Interfaith/Ecumenical celebrations throughout the year (e.g., Family and Friends Weekend services, Festival of Lights, Baccalaureate Services).

    Catholic Services

    Mass schedule on Sundays at 7 pm starting 9/12/21

    9/12 - Fr. Chris Murphy 
    9/19 - Fr. Joe Pescatello 
    9/26 - Fr. Brian Morris
    10/3 - Fr. Bob Marciano
    10/10 - Fr. Chris Murphy  
    10/17 - Fr. Dave Gaffney
    10/24 - Fr. Greg Stowe
    10/31 - Fr. Brian Morris
    11/7 - Fr. Dave Gaffney
    11/14 - Fr. Chris Murphy  
    11/21 - Fr. Greg Stowe
    11/28 - None
    12/5 - Fr. Joe Pescatello
    12/12 - Fr. Brian Morris 
    12/19 - Fr. Chris Murphy 

    For additional information contact Kathy Sackal.

    Jewish Services

    Office hours with Rabbi Steven Jablow in the Chaplain’s Office are on Fridays 3:30-4:30, in Faculty Suite H Tuesdays-Thursdays, and by appointment.

    Friday night Shabbat services and dinners will be as follows for Fall at 5:00 p.m.
    9/10    9/ 24
    10/1    10/8    10/15    10/ 22
    11/5    11/12    11/ 19
    12/3    12/ 10

    Rosh Hashanah services and dinner:  Tuesday, Sept. 7, 5:00 p.m.

    Yom Kippur service and breaking of the fast:  Thursday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m.

    Sukkah building, service and "Pizza in the Hut"; Monday, Sept. 20 beginning @ 3:00 p.m.

    Taking down the Sukkah (snacks & games); Thursday, Sept. 30 @ 4:30

    For additional information contact Rabbi Steven Jablow.

    Muslim Services

    Office hours with Imam Farid Ansari in the Chaplain’s Office Fridays 12 pm - 1 pm

    Muslim Prayer Services Fridays 1 pm - 2 pm beginning 9/10/21

    Prayer Services for the spring Semester Fridays are:
    9/10    9/17    9/24
    10/1    10/8    10/15    10/22    10/29
    11/5    11/12    11/19    11/26    
    12/3    12/10

    Interfaith Center spaces are accessible daily for Prayer and Meditation.  Muslim prayer items are available in the Campus Ministry Office.

    For additional information contact Imam Farid Ansari.

    Protestant Services

    Office hours with Pastor Kevin are in the Chaplain’s Office on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and by appt. beginning 9/8/21.

    Pastor Kevin will offer an Inter-denominational Christian Bible study and Conversation

    • 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm
    • 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm

    For additional information contact Pastor Kevin White.

    All chaplains are available for one-on-one consultations by appointment.

    Contemplative Services with Dr. Noelle Harris

    Yoga on Thursdays at 4pm, in the Reflection Sanctuary, starting 9/23
    Sitting Meditation on Tuesdays at 1:05, in the Reflection Sanctuary, starting 9/21

    Bryant University is committed to the spiritual development of all students via non-traditional and traditional (ministry) approaches. Programs are offered throughout the campus to challenge students to develop as a whole person.

    The chaplains who serve the Bryant community are eager to inform you of spiritual and social events available to all members of the University family. Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant chaplains are available to all members of the University community as sources of support, guidance, and spiritual development and integration. The campus chaplains are also available to participate in programs and discussions sponsored by faculty, resident assistants, campus groups/clubs, and individual students.

    Campus Ministry works together to serve you and offers a number of Interfaith/Ecumenical celebrations throughout the year (e.g., Family and Friends Weekend services, Festival of Lights, Baccalaureate Services).

    Catholic Services

    Mass schedule on Sundays at 7 pm starting 9/12/21

    9/12 - Fr. Chris Murphy 
    9/19 - Fr. Joe Pescatello 
    9/26 - Fr. Brian Morris
    10/3 - Fr. Bob Marciano
    10/10 - Fr. Chris Murphy  
    10/17 - Fr. Dave Gaffney
    10/24 - Fr. Greg Stowe
    10/31 - Fr. Brian Morris
    11/7 - Fr. Dave Gaffney
    11/14 - Fr. Chris Murphy  
    11/21 - Fr. Greg Stowe
    11/28 - None
    12/5 - Fr. Joe Pescatello
    12/12 - Fr. Brian Morris 
    12/19 - Fr. Chris Murphy 

    For additional information contact Kathy Sackal.

    Jewish Services

    Office hours with Rabbi Steven Jablow in the Chaplain’s Office are on Fridays 3:30-4:30, in Faculty Suite H Tuesdays-Thursdays, and by appointment.

    Friday night Shabbat services and dinners will be as follows for Fall at 5:00 p.m.
    9/10    9/ 24
    10/1    10/8    10/15    10/ 22
    11/5    11/12    11/ 19
    12/3    12/ 10

    Rosh Hashanah services and dinner:  Tuesday, Sept. 7, 5:00 p.m.

    Yom Kippur service and breaking of the fast:  Thursday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m.

    Sukkah building, service and "Pizza in the Hut"; Monday, Sept. 20 beginning @ 3:00 p.m.

    Taking down the Sukkah (snacks & games); Thursday, Sept. 30 @ 4:30

    For additional information contact Rabbi Steven Jablow.

    Muslim Services

    Office hours with Imam Farid Ansari in the Chaplain’s Office Fridays 12 pm - 1 pm

    Muslim Prayer Services Fridays 1 pm - 2 pm beginning 9/10/21

    Prayer Services for the spring Semester Fridays are:
    9/10    9/17    9/24
    10/1    10/8    10/15    10/22    10/29
    11/5    11/12    11/19    11/26    
    12/3    12/10

    Interfaith Center spaces are accessible daily for Prayer and Meditation.  Muslim prayer items are available in the Campus Ministry Office.

    For additional information contact Imam Farid Ansari.

    Protestant Services

    Office hours with Pastor Kevin are in the Chaplain’s Office on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and by appt. beginning 9/8/21.

    Pastor Kevin will offer an Inter-denominational Christian Bible study and Conversation

    • 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm
    • 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm

    For additional information contact Pastor Kevin White.

    All chaplains are available for one-on-one consultations by appointment.

    Contemplative Services with Dr. Noelle Harris

    Yoga on Thursdays at 4pm, in the Reflection Sanctuary, starting 9/23
    Sitting Meditation on Tuesdays at 1:05, in the Reflection Sanctuary, starting 9/21

    The facilities in the Machtley Interfaith Center are available for members of the Bryant community to reserve for programming and activities of a religious or spiritual nature, and for officially recognized groups with those aims and purposes.

    Weddings

    The Machtley Interfaith Center is also available to faculty, staff, alumni, students, and the children of faculty, staff, and alumni for weddings by arrangement with the Student Affairs Finance and Operations Office.  Weddings must comply with the laws of the State of Rhode Island, and must comply with the requirements of the denominational or congregational body of which the officiant is an accredited member in good standing.  

    For more information

    The use of center space is arranged through our Student Affairs Finance and Operations Office. For more information please contact the office at 401-232-6117.

    The facilities in the Machtley Interfaith Center are available for members of the Bryant community to reserve for programming and activities of a religious or spiritual nature, and for officially recognized groups with those aims and purposes.

    Weddings

    The Machtley Interfaith Center is also available to faculty, staff, alumni, students, and the children of faculty, staff, and alumni for weddings by arrangement with the Student Affairs Finance and Operations Office.  Weddings must comply with the laws of the State of Rhode Island, and must comply with the requirements of the denominational or congregational body of which the officiant is an accredited member in good standing.  

    For more information

    The use of center space is arranged through our Student Affairs Finance and Operations Office. For more information please contact the office at 401-232-6117.