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Spiritual Life


Worship Opportunities

Worship, prayer, meditation and music are offered regularly on campus as opportunities to de-stress, find community and grow in faith.

University Chaplain Beverly Jones welcomes students to weekly chapel.The Lois Perkins Chapel is open 7am to midnight during the school semester for prayer and meditation. The adjacent Chapel Lounge and Garden are designed for spiritual reflection and small group discussion.

University Chapel Services for students, faculty and staff are held each Thursday morning from 11:30am - 12:00 noon during the regular semester.

These services, led by the university chaplain, student assistants and musicians, and the chapel organist provide sacred space to consider and grow in faith. 

Tuesday Night Worship is held each Tuesday evening from 9pm - 10pm during the semester. These are times of informal worship with the leadership of a contemporary Christian band. They create space for students to catch up with themselves and God in fellowship with others.

Catholic Mass is celebrated regularly in the Chapel through the leadership of the Catholic Student Association and St. Helen Catholic Church. Times are announced the week before Mass is to be held.

Student organizations and University departments may reserve the Chapel for gatherings directly through the University Relations website or by call the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life at ext. 1527.

Special Services

There are a variety of special services marking the academic year including Orientation, Homecoming and Baccalaureate. The Advent Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols, featuring the University Chorale, attracts participants from the greater Georgetown area as well as the on campus community. Other seasonal services include All Saints, Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.

See other information on Perkins Chapel.


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Chapel Organist/Music Coordinator
Pam Rossman ’72

512-863-1790          rossmanp@southwestern.edu

Ms. Pam Rossman ’72 provides & organizes music for Southwestern University’s weekly Chapel services & for special events.  She works to involve interested student musicians in Chapel in support of their curricular & co-curricular development and interests.  She is also a part-time instructor for the Music Department & organ accompanist for the University Chorale.  Ms. Rossman is a graduate of Southwestern & received the Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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