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The Catholic Center

90 Chapel Way
Kingston, RI 02881

Father Joseph R. Upton, Chaplain/Director

The Catholic Center offers a variety of programs and support for students, faculty and staff.

  • Newman Club-a student organization that offers spiritual, social and community service activities.
  • Spiritual direction, Reconciliation and grief support.
  • Chapel open daily for prayer (the Blessed Sacrament is reserved).
  • Library of spiritual books and periodicals.
  • Recreation room with Ping-Pong, games, and TV.
  • Daily Mass, Monday-Friday, at noon in the chapel (from July to Labor Day, all Masses are celebrated in Christ the King Church).
  • Weekend masses at Christ the King Church,180 Old North Road, Kingston on Saturdays at 5 pm and Sundays at 8, 9:15 and 11:35 am (summers 11 am).
  • University student mass on Sundays at 8 pm during the academic year at Christ the King Church.
  • R.C.I.A.: a process for those seeking Baptism, to complete the sacraments (First Communion, Confirmation) or to become Catholic.

Center hours:

Open Daily 7am-10pm.

Religious Preference Form

We invite students to fill out a religious preference form so that the URI Chaplains Association can assist you in finding community on campus. Click here to fill out the form.

Prayer / Meditation Spaces on Campus

Are you looking for a quiet place to stop and pray or meditate on campus? Here are several options that are available:

Meditation Room in the Carothers Library (located in the 24-hour room next to the coffee stand)

Tyler Hall room 137

Women are invited to use the URI designated Lactation Rooms as well.

Local Places of Worship

In addition to resources on campus, there are many places of worship in Kingston and the surrounding area. Please do a Google Search for "Places of Worship in Kingston, RI" for complete listings, or contact one of the chaplains for recommendations.

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