Major Religious Holy Days

Religious Holiday Calendar 2018-2019


Recurring Events

  • Buddhist and Mindfulness 
    Sitting @ Mac – Weekly Meditation and Dharma Practice, Wednesdays 4:45-6:15 PM in the Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel.
  • Christian and Catholic

    Christianity in the Round: An Inviting Worship Experience – Sundays 8:00 PM in the Chapel
    The Bible and Voices of Prophets, Mystics, and Activists – Tuesdays 8:30 -9:30 AM in the Multipurpose Room, CRSL
    Mac Christian Fellowship – Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.
    Reclaiming Christian Voice in the Our Time:  A Discussion Group – Thursdays 4:45 -5:45 PM in the Multipurpose Room, CRSL

  • Jewish
    Macalester Jewish Organization (MJO) – Tuesday nights at 9:00 PM in Kirk 8.
    Torah Study – Friday mornings at 8:30 AM in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life with Rabbi Emma. 
    Open Shabbat – Alternate Friday nights at 6 PM in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (basement of the Chapel).
  • Muslim
    Qur’an and Hadith Study – Mondays at 4:45 PM with Chaplain Ailya Vajid.
    Muslim Student Association (MSA) – Thursday nights at 7:00 PM in the Cultural House.
    Friday Lunch – Every Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the Center For Religious and Spiritual Life
    Juma’ah (Friday) Prayer – Second Friday of each month at 1:15 PM in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, opportunities to attend Friday prayer at Masjid at-Taqwa are available weekly as well.

Observances and Celebrations

  • Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Reception – Come join the CRSL for an open house, there will be snacks and light refreshments! Come new and returning students and come hang out! Friday, August 17 from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM downstairs in Weyerhauser Chapel. 
  • Eid al-Adha Prayers and Celebration– Tuesday, August 21. Prayers at 8:30 AM at Masjid at-Taqwa in St. Paul and a short Celebration with light snacks at Briggs House from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. 
  • Eid al-Adha Dinner & Campus Commemoration – September 2018 in the Olin Rice Smail Gallery.
  • Rosh Hashanah Service – Monday, September 10, 9:30 AM Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel with luncheon following in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom around noon.
  • Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service (beginning of the holiday) – Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:40 PM Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel.
  • Yom Kippur Yizkor and Neilah Service (end of the holiday) – Wednesday, September 19, 6:40 PM Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, followed by break-fast around 8:00 PM in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.
  • Passover Seder – Seder dinner Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Kagin Ballroom. Open to all!  Macalester Passover Food Guidelines
  • Ramadan Co-Op – May 5 – June 4, 2019, each night we will have an iftar (breaking of fast) in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. 
  • Eid al-Fitr – June 4, 2019 (insha’Allah) prayers at Masjid at-Taqwa and Eid dinner.