Campus Ministry Locations
Harold J. Coleman Chapel
Named for Harold J. Coleman, prominent Rochester native, family man, Catholic leader, and founder of the Daily Mass League, this lovely and welcoming worship space was renovated in 1997 and has a capacity of 160 people.
The centerpiece of the chapel is a marble altar from the Carmelite Monastery in Rochester. The Holy Eucharist is also reserved in the chapel. The generous donation from Mr. Coleman's family enabled St. John Fisher College to have a large and beautiful baptistery for adults as well as children.
Sunday Eucharist is celebrated in the chapel at 10 a.m. throughout the year and at 9 p.m. on Sundays during the academic year. Weekday Masses are celebrated Monday through Friday at 4:30 p.m. All are most welcome to visit the Chapel and to worship with the community.
Coming Soon: Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great
With an anticipated opening in summer 2017, the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great will be a 9,000 square-foot sanctuary built adjacent to Kearney Hall. The location of the chapel provides the Fisher community with a new center for spiritual life on the main axis of campus, which realizes the founding Basilian Fathers' early vision for the College.
The building's construction has been funded entirely by philanthropic efforts, led by a principal gift from the Hermance Family Foundation in memory of Fisher alumnus and former board member Ronald E. Hermance, Jr. '69.
Designed to reflect the gothic architectural style of neighboring Kearney Hall, the chapel will be able to accommodate 250 guests. The nave, or central interior section, will boast 11-foot colored-glass windows designed by artist Valerie O'Hara. The sanctuary platform will feature an altar, ambo, Eucharistic tabernacle, and choir area with grand piano. Large windows behind the altar will provide a view of the expansive Kearney lawn.
Campus Ministry Center
The Campus Ministry Center, located in Ward Hall, serves as a gathering place for the entire campus community to visit and lounge, learn more about their own spirituality, study with friends, talk to a Campus Minister or attend one of our many wonderful events. The Campus Ministry Center is available to all students, regardless of faith tradition.
Campus Ministry Offices
The Office of Campus Ministry is located on the second floor of the Campus Center and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.