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Our Lady of Mercy Chapel is a place of peace. Whether you are attending Mass, enjoying some quiet time or participating in a multi-faith service, we hope you will find nourishment for your spirit. However you decide to use the chapel, you will have a safe space for religious expression and prayer.

Centrally located on campus, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel realizes the long-held dream of the many Sisters of Mercy who have served Salve Regina. Consecrated in 2010, the chapel offers regular services and allows graduates and community members to celebrate their weddings on campus in a religious setting.

The first floor houses both the chapel and an interfaith prayer room, designed to provide a quiet space for prayer and meditation for people of all faiths. The Mercy Center for Spiritual Life, located on the lower level, provides ample space for student activities, fellowship and offices for campus ministers.

Designed by award-winning architect Robert A.M. Stern, the chapel’s stone and shingle exterior complements the historic architecture of Salve Regina’s Ochre Point neighborhood. Features include a set of 13 leaded opalescent glass windows created by renowned artist John La Farge and a bell tower housing three 1910 bells cast by the Meneely Bell Company.

Mass Schedule

  • Sunday at 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

Celebrations of the Eucharist are open to the Salve Regina and greater Newport communities. Visitors are always welcome.

Liturgical Ministries

We value the participation of student liturgical ministers and are happy to provide training for those interested in serving. Please contact the staff to join the liturgical ministry team.

  • Proclaim the Scriptures as a lector
  • Assist as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion
  • Lead the assembly in song as a cantor
  • Serve as a sacristan
  • Join the music ministry – singers and instrumentalists are always welcome


Catholic ceremonies may be reserved by Salve Regina graduates, current full-time students, faculty and staff. Those who have no current affiliation to the University may also reserve a Catholic ceremony provided dates are available. To learn more, call (401) 341-3153 or email