Spiritual Communities

Springfield, “the City of Homes”, is home to many faith communities. May you find a warm welcome among one of the following:

American International College

Roman Catholic Mass

Sundays @ 1:30 PM

Breck Hall, Room 107

Mass with AIC Students.

Fr. John McDonagh

Office: Lee Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 30 available Mon-Thurs afternoons.

Contact for info on Bible Study, Interfaith Meals, Visits to the “Loaves and Fishes” Soup Kitchen at South Congregational Church (Maple and High Streets), Sacrament of Confirmation or to talk.

john.mcdonagh@aic.edu

413.205.3090

Celestial Praise of God

321 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01109

Sunday Services @ 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 7 PM (First Sundays only)

www.celestialpraisecog.org

The nearby church strives to equip individuals with the tools necessary to set ablaze a wildfire with a kingdom mindset. Works to illuminate our community and the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ

Andrew and Michaelia Daubon, Pastors

413.783.4763

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Hinduism)

1683 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108

Hare Krishna Consciousness (free) Feast starts Sunday Feast @ 3:30 PM.

www.iskconct.org

The nonsectarian, monotheistic movement promotes the wellbeing of society by teaching the science of Krishna consciousness according to Bhagavad-Gita and other ancient scriptures.

860.289.7252

Iglesia Bautista Hispana, ABC

18 Salem Street, Springfield, MA 01105

http://www.iar.church/

Located next to Downtown near the Springfield Museums with services in Espanol

Reverend Dr. Pedro Rafael Osorio, Leader

413.731.8087

Church Without Walls

Court Square, Downtown Springfield

Sunday Service: 12 Noon

Weekly street church meeting outdoors

413.567.5901 (St. Andrew’s, Longmeadow)

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

377 Amostown Road, West Springfield, MA 01089

AIC Students visiting Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

www.iswmonline.com

Prayer Times vary: www.iswmonline.com/taraveeh-prayers

The largest Mosque of our area serves the religious needs of local Muslims. Its mission includes presenting Islam and representing the local Muslims to the area. It strives to build constructive relationships with non-Muslims in general and other religious (faith) communities in particular.

413.788.7546

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church (Roman Catholic)

417 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01109

www.olshspringfield.org

Weekend Masses: Sat @ 4 PM, Sun @ 9:15 AM and @11:45 AM (Espanol)

Mon-Fri Masses @ 8 AM

English and Spanish speaking parish East of AIC.

Fr. Ryan Rooney, Administrator

413.782.8041

South Congregational Church

45 Maple Street, Springfield MA

www.sococh.org

Sunday Service @ 10 AM

The urban church of the Congregational tradition welcomes people of many backgrounds celebrating diversity in language, prayer and music. We identify ourselves as a Jesus-centered, Open and Affirming community.  Along with Christ Church Cathedral, the Church hosts a soup kitchen several days a week.

Rev. Tom Gerstenlauer, Pastor

413.732.0117

St. Anthony’s (Maronite Catholic) Church

375 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA 01118

www.saintanthonyschurch.org

Weekend Masses: Sat @ 4:30 PM, Sun @ 8:30 AM and 10.30 AM

Jesus and His Apostles spoke.  Today, Maronite worship includes the language in parts of the Liturgy.

St. Anthony’s Church on Real to Reel

Fr. George Zina

413.732.0589

St. George Cathedral and the Greek Cultural Center

22 St. George Road, Springfield, MA 01104

www.stgeorgecath.org

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral gathers Orthodox near I-91 in the North End.

Rev. Christopher H. Stamas, Presiding Priest

413.737.1496

St John Congregational Church

45 Hancock St, Springfield MA 01109

http://sjkb.org/index.php

Sunday Service 9:30 AM

Through evangelism St John’s seeks to build the Kingdom of God spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. St. John’s invites others to share in worship to magnify God and be be led to join in fellowship equipped for ministry in the congregation and community.

Dr. Calvin Jerome McFadden, Sr., Senior Pastor

413.734.2283

St. Mark Armenian Church (Eastern Orthodox)

2427 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01129

www.stmarkarmenianchurch.org

Divine Liturgy Sunday @ 10 AM

Rev. Fr. Sevak Gabrielyan, Pastor

413.783.5793

St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Cathedral

260 State St, Springfield MA 01102

www.stmichaelscathedralspfld.org

Weekend Masses: Sat @ 4 PM, Sun @ 8 AM (Afro American Spiritual Music), 10 AM (traditional organ and choir), 11:45 (Espanol), 4 PM

The diverse community gathers near the MassMutual Center in a Civil War era Church built for people making arms in support of the Federal troops fighting in the Civil War.

Msgr. Christopher Connelly, Rector

413.781.3656

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

45 Buckingham St, Springfield, MA 01109

www.stpetersma.com

Sunday Services @ 8 PM (Rite I) and @ 10 AM (Rite II)

A diverse Episcopal community with strong roots in the McKnight Neighborhood near AIC.

Fr. Michael DeVine, Pastor

413.736.8567

Congregation B’nai Torah (Orthodox) (Temple)

2 Eunice Drive

Longmeadow, MA

www.bnaitorahma.org

Shabbat Mincha begins on Fridays 25-min. before sunset, followed by Se’udah Shlishis (Third Meal) and Ma’ariv begins at nightfall (42-min. after sunset.)

Rabbi Yaakov Wolff

413.567.0036

Sinai Temple (Reform) Jewish

1100 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA 0110

www.sinai-temple.org

Shabbat Services: First Friday of month @ 6 PM, other Fridays: @ 7:30 PM (Except Jan & Feb @ 6 PM)

Services rooted in tradition turn outward to establish a link with the modern world underscoring the relevance of living a Jewish life today.

Rabbi Howard Kosovske

413.736.3619

Temple Beth-El (Conservative) Jewish

979 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA  01108

www.tbespringfield.org

Shabbat Services @ 6 PM

The largest conservative congregation in Western Massachusetts devotes itself to seeking God, doing mitzvot, studying Torah, and creating community.

Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz, Ph.D.

413.733.4149

Trinity United Methodist Church

361 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA  01108

www.trinityspringfield.org

Sunday Service @ 10:30 AM service

Rev. John Mueller, Pastor

413.737.5311

The community Cathedral on the edge of Forest Park strives to grow in our spiritual understanding by the Wesleyan (Methodist) Quadrilateral:  Tradition (what Christians have believed across the centuries), Reason (critical thought), Experience (personal experience of faith) and most importantly, through Scripture.

Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield

245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA 01106

www.uuspringfield.org

Sunday Worship @ 10:30 AM

The Society brings together people of diverse beliefs respecting one’s right of conscience, to believe in God or not, while furthering social justice.

Rev. Jason Seymour, Minister

413.736.2324

Zion Community Baptist Church

1140 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield, MA 01109

Sunday Service @ 10:15 AM

East of AIC near the State St & Roosevelt Avenue intersection.

Rev. Dr. Barbara Headley, Senior Pastor

413.782.4518

 

Perhaps, you have discovered another faith community which you have found a home. If so, contact john.mcdonagh@aic.edu to request posting, so other AIC students can experience your faith home, too.

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