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Information and Updates for the Iona Community on Coronavirus

Faith-Sharing, Worship & Spirituality

The Office of Mission and Ministry seeks to serve students of all faith traditions. We are dedicated to building a community of faith and compassion.

For more information on any of the faith-sharing groups listed below, or to start your own faith-sharing group, contact Benjamin Mead at bmead@iona.edu.

Bible Study

You are invited to join in on discussions about life as a college student!
Some of our topics include:

  • What motivates you?
  • What holds you back from happiness?
  • Does God hold a significant place in your life?
  • Who is God to you?
  • What are your relationships like?
  • Are you who you really want to be?
  • Do you get answers to your prayers?
  • What about forgiveness?
  • How generous am I?
  • What are your gifts?

These questions and more are discussed on-campus during the week. Sometimes, readings are themed according to the Church calendar, or by other topics raised by students. Information on the meeting place and time for Fall 2020 will be announced early in the semester. All are welcome!

4th Day

4th Day is a monthly reflection and prayer group for anyone who has ever attended a Kairos retreat. Providing an opportunity to re-connect with the Kairos community and to deepen one's faith journey, this hour-long gathering takes place on Sunday or Thursday nights.

Mass

All members of the Iona Community are welcome at our weekday mass offerings!

Out of an abundance of caution, the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel (behind East Hall) is closed for mass services and prayer until further notice. Mass is presently being held in the Faculty Reception Room.

  • Faculty Reception Room in Spellman Hall
    • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 12:15 p.m.
    • Tuesday, 5 p.m.
  • Holy Family Church, Mayflower Ave, New Rochelle
    • Sunday, 6 p.m.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel (behind East Hall) is closed for mass services and prayer until further notice. Mass is presently being held in the Faculty Reception Room.

Places to Pray

Throughout the daytime hours, members of the Iona Community are welcomed in a number of spaces for quiet prayer:

Out of an abundance of caution, the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel (behind East Hall) is closed for mass services and prayer until further notice.

  • Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice Chapel: Next to the upper parking lot, behind East Hall.
  • LaPenta Prayer Room: Second floor of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union
  • Loftus Meditation Room: Anyone can use the space. The room is located on the 4th floor.

The Office of Mission and Ministry is also committed to helping students find houses of worship that best serve their religious needs and backgrounds. Please find below a listing of the diverse faith traditions with houses of worship in the New Rochelle vicinity. Feel free to contact one of the Campus Ministers for further information and assistance.

African Methodist Episcopal

  • Emanuel AME Church, 21 Valley Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-7897
  • Mt. Carmel AME Church, 78 Grove Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-4359
  • St. Catherine AME Church, 19 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 235-0001

Apostolic

  • Bible Way Church, 472 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 576-2540
  • First Holiness Church, 470 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 633-3291
  • Victorious Apostolic Church, 506 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 636-5443

Assembly of God

  • 1st Assembly of God Church, 165 Union Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-0031

Baptist

  • Bethesda Baptist Church, 71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-6713
  • Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Lincoln Avenue, Phone: (914) 636-7440
  • Union Baptist Church, 438 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-3558
  • Zion Evangelical Baptist Church, 50 Lockwood Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-1783

Buddhist

  • Empty Hand Zen Center, 45 Lawton Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 636-1450

Catholic

  • Blessed Sacrament Church, 15 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805, (914) 632-3700
  • Church of the Holy Family, 83 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-0673
  • Holy Name of Jesus Church, 75 Lispenard Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 636-4856
  • St. Gabriel’s Church, 120 Division Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-0211
  • St. Joseph’s Church, 280 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-0675

Church of God

  • Church of God of New Rochelle, 19 Locust Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-1783
  • Church of God of Prophecy, 128 Winthrop Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 636-5985
  • Family Worship Center, 1061 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701, (914) 423-9073

Episcopal

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, 11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804, (914) 636-0047
  • St. Simon’s The Cyrenian Episcopal Church, 135 Remington Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-5911
  • Trinity St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 311 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-5368

Greek Orthodox

  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 10 Mills Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804, (914) 235-6100

Lutheran

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 30 Lockwood Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-4692
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 95 Eastchester Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-2116

Methodist

  • Christ United Methodist Church, 1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804, (914) 632-2166
  • St. Luke’s Methodist Church, 108 Guion Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 633-0941

Muslim

  • Islamic Center of New Rochelle, 470 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 473-3339
  • Westchester Muslim Center, 22 Brookfield Rd., Mount Vernon, NY 10552, (914) 668-8786

Pentecostal

  • Holy Light House Church, 528 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-2878
  • Pentecostal House of Prayer, 150 Webster Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • St. Paul’s Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 56 Prince Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 633-7639
  • St. Paul’s Refuge Tabernacle, 58 Plain Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 576-1915

Presbyterian

  • The Presbyterian Church of New Rochelle, 50 Pintard Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805, (914) 636-2953

Other Christian Churches

  • Beezer Holiness Church, 375 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 235-7266
  • Covenant Church, 280 Mayflower Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-5968
  • Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, 12 Dewitt Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-3842
  • Family Christian Center, 592 Main St., New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-6329
  • Gospel Tabernacle Church of Christ, 158 Webster Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 633-4673
  • The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1790, New Rochelle, NY 10802, (914) 632-5255
  • 7th Day Adventist Church, 456 Webster Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 576-1280
  • Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 15 Bonnefoy Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805, (914) 235-6597

Jewish (Conservative)

  • Beth El Synagogue, Northfield Rd. & North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10804, Phone: (914) 235-2700

Jewish (Orthodox)

  • Congregation Anshe Sholom, 50 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-9220
  • Young Israel of New Rochelle, 1228 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804, (914) 636-2115
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale, 1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale, NY 10583, (914) 636-8686

Jewish (Reform)

  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle, 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle, NY 10804, (914) 235-1800

Jewish (Sephardic)

  • Congregation Magen David, P.O. Box 129H, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Other Houses of Worship

  • Baha’is of New Rochelle, P.O. Box 1872, New Rochelle, NY 10802, (914) 654-9133

Do you want to get confirmed or baptized? You've come to the right place!

The Iona College Office of Mission and Ministry is dedicated to building a community of faith and compassion.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an ancient process of instruction and initiation which was restored to our Church after the Second Vatican Council in order to provide adults with the opportunity of becoming Catholic or to prepare someone who has not yet received the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist. The RCIA is an opportunity to make a spiritual journey with others and to learn what it means to be Catholic in today's society.

For further information contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at (914) 637-2772.

Music Ministry Fellowship

Under the guidance of Director Dana Celestino, the Music Ministry Fellowship sings each week at our Sunday evening liturgy at 6 p.m. in Holy Family Church. New members (vocalists and musicians) are always welcome and encouraged to join us!

Praise Dancers

The Iona College Praise Dancers are a group of fun-spirited, praiseful dancers with a purpose. Praise dancing incorporates a variety of genres such as hip-hop, ballet, and African dance. Rehearsals are held once a week. Dancers perform at events such as Heritage Fest/Gael Jam, Coffee House, several Sunday Masses, and the Baccalaureate Mass. New members are encouraged to join!

For more information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at (914) 637-2772.