On-campus services are offered when the University is in session. See fall and spring exceptions and special events following this list.

  • Rooke Chapel Congregation (Protestant): An ecumenical celebration of Christian worship. Rooke Chapel is an open, welcoming, intergenerational faith community. Sundays, 11 a.m., Rooke Chapel; www.orgs.bucknell.edu/rcc
    Contact: chapel@bucknell.edu
  • Roman Catholic (Christian): Masses: Saturdays, 4:30 p.m., Rooke Chapel; Sundays, 4 p.m., Rooke Chapel. For weekday Mass and Sacrament of Penance (Confession) schedule see: www.orgs.bucknell.edu/ccm
    Contact: Father Michael Rothan, Chaplain for the Catholic Community, Newman House, x73766, mwr009@bucknell.edu
  • Jewish: Kabbalat Shabbat Services, Fridays, 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner, Berelson Center for Jewish Life (632 St. George Street)
    Contact: Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer, Chaplain for the Jewish Community, Berelson Center for Jewish Life, x72273, chana.leslie.glazer@bucknell.edu
  • Muslim: Daily prayers and gatherings, South Campus Apartments, Building 2, First Floor
    Contact: Mouhamadou B. Diagne, Chaplain for the Muslim Community, x71061, mouhamadou.diagne@bucknell.edu
  • Orthodox (Christian): Compline Prayers, Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Rooke Meditation Chapel; Vespers, Saturdays, 6 p.m., Rooke Meditation Chapel; monthly Sunday Divine Liturgy: Aug. 27; Sept. 17; Oct. 22; Nov. 5 at 10 a.m., Bucknell Hall. Contact: Professor Alf Siewers, asiewers@bucknell.edu or Fr. James Chuta, jmc066@bucknell.edu
  • Pentecostal Christian: The Gathering, Sundays, 6:30 p.m., location to be announced.
    Contact: TBD

For more information about religious programs and groups on or off-campus, please call the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life at 570.577.1592.

Rooke Chapel Accessibility

Parking for people with disabilities is available in the Stadium Drive lot. An accessible ramp is located on the right side of the Chapel. The ramp for drop-off may be accessed by turning onto the driveway opposite the Weis Center on Dent Drive. There is an accessible sign at the entrance to the driveway. Drive to the ramp adjoining the chapel portico and exit back out onto Dent Drive to one of the parking areas. An accessible gender neutral bathroom is located in the Chapel to the left upon entry. In addition, both the Meditation Chapel and the center rear entrance of the chapel are accessible. Please advise the Chaplains & Religious Life Office if you have a person with a disability and require information on accommodations. (Phone: 570.577.1592)

Fall 2017

Regular services from Aug. 20 through Dec. 10.

Exceptions and Special Services:

  • Sunday, Sept. 24 (Family Weekend)
    Rooke Chapel Congregation: 11 a.m.
    Catholic Mass: 10 a.m., Bucknell Hall (no 4 p.m. Mass)
  • Oct. 7-10 (Fall Recess)
    No services during Fall Recess
  • Nov. 18 - 26 (Thanksgiving Recess)
    No services during Thanksgiving Recess

Spring 2018

Regular services from Jan. 21 through May 6.

Exceptions and Special Services:

  • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14
    Catholic Mass: noon
    Ecumenical Service: 5 p.m.
  • March 10-18 (Spring Recess)
    No services during Spring Recess
  • Holy/Maundy Thursday, March 29
    Catholic Mass: 8 p.m.
  • Good Friday, March 30
    Rooke Chapel Congregation: noon in the Meditation Chapel
    Catholic Mass: noon in Rooke Chapel main sanctuary
  • Easter Sunday, April 1
    Rooke Chapel Congregation: 11 a.m.
    Catholic Mass: 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. in the Terrace Room, Langone Center (No 4 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday)

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