Interdenominational Ministry at Holy Cross allows students of many Christian traditions to explore and grow in faith, connect with others, and share their gifts with the broader community.
The Interdenominational Community worships on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in Lower Chapel. This student-led Praise and Worship service features contemporary music, prayer, reflections on scripture, and a celebration of the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of each month.
The Protestant Chaplain and student leaders of this community strive for each participant to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus, spiritual journey, and faith traditions while affirming all we hold in common. Beyond Sunday worship, there are opportunities for annual retreats, monthly community events, and mid-week Prayer and Bible study in Campion House Living Room.
Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in Lower McCooey Chapel, located on the lower level of St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, the interdenominational service gathers for praise and worship. All newcomers and regular attendees are greeted in the gathering space.
The service consists of elements of different Protestant faith traditions, including a musical intro and a welcome and opening prayer. The praise and worship music team leads several songs, including a beautiful collection of voices, piano, percussion, and other instruments. There is time for passing the peace, praying for one another, and recognizing birthdays to cultivate a sense of community and belonging. We hear the Word read aloud in scripture and interpret the Word in the Message from our Protestant Chaplain, Pastor Marcus, as he explores the meaning, purpose, and mystery of our lives in faith together. There are other guest ministers throughout the semester, including a senior sermon from a student leader in the spring.
Please join us each week for worship, and meet members of the Holy Cross community from several faith traditions.
Prayer & Bible Study
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in Champion House is a weekly Prayer & Bible study. Explore God's Word in our world, connect with other students, and find community. Each week is designed to provide an opportunity to share and talk with others about God's place in your life and where you are on your spiritual journey.
For Fall 2022, the group will study and discuss Psalms, the Book of Hebrews, and much more! Some students drop in occasionally, while others come every week. All are welcome to join, hang out and meditate on God's Holy Word.
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
-Proverbs 27:17 NIV
The Office of the College Chaplains formed an HC Gospel Choir in the Fall of 2021. Students interested in being a part of or learning more are encouraged to complete a Gospel Choir Intake Form. This form should take approximately 3-4 minutes. Gospel Choir is a creative and fun opportunity to sing and explore spirituality through Gospel music and connect with others from the HC community. If you have any questions, please email Gospel Choir Director Antonio Willis Berry '13 at AWILLI13@g.holycross.edu.
The community gathers for monthly social events. Whether it's a pizza and game night or a trip off-campus for apple picking or roller skating, the Interdenominational community creates time to gather as a beloved community.
To learn more or get involved, please contact the Protestant Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Marcus Hill.