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Command Religious Program
The Command Religious Program and its Ministry Objectives are designed to provide pastoral guidance, ministries and facilitation to the free exercise of religion for members of the Armed Forces assigned to the United States Coast Guard Academy, appropriate to their rights and needs.

The program provides a wide range of activities to include worship, retreats, religious education, fellowship, chapel choirs and outreach. The program also supports the Jewish Club, St. Francis de Sales Club, LDS ministry, Officer Christian Fellowship, New London Collegiate Ministry, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

Please select the links below to expand the individual areas of information. 

Command Religious Contacts 

Three Navy chaplains administer our program:
Command Chaplain - CAPT John (Van) Dickens, CHC, USN - Biography
Staff Chaplain - CDR Keith J. Shuley, CHC, USN - Biography
Executive Assistant - Mrs. Judith B. Zakutansky 

U.S. Coast Guard Academy
15 Mohegan Ave , New London CT 06320-8100
Tel 860-444-8480
Fax 860-701-6729

To locate the nearest Coast Guard Chaplain in other areas, call toll free: 855-USCG-CHC (872-4242)

Command Religious Service Schedule  

Sunday Services
Catholic Mass  0900 Memorial Chapel
Protestant Sunday School   0930 Fellowship Room, Memorial Chapel
Catholic Fellowship  1000 Fellowship Room, Memorial Chapel
Catholic Confessions  1000 Small Fellowship Room, Memorial Chapel
Protestant Worship Service  1100 Memorial Chapel
Protestant Fellowship  1200 Fellowship Room, Memorial Chapel
Weekly Schedule
Monday Events     
Catholic Mass  1130 Chase Hall Reflection Room
Rosary  2150 Chase Hall Reflection Room
Tuesday Events     
Catholic Mass  1130 Chase Hall Reflection Room
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (1st and 3rd Tuesday) 1200 Alumni Center
Men's and Women's Bible Study (2nd and 4th Tuesday) 1200 Muzzi Room
Wednesday Events     
Saint Francis DeSales Society (SFDSS) (1st and 3rd Wednesday) 1200 Ballroom, Leamy Hall
Jewish Hillel (2nd and 4th Wednesdays) 1200 Muzzi Room
Catholic Mass  1900 Memorial Chapel
Vespers   1900 Memorial Chapel Large Fellowship Room
Thursday Events     
Catholic Mass  1130 Chase Hall Reflection Room
Rosary  2150 Chase Hall Reflection Room
Friday Events     
Catholic Mass  1130 Chase Hall Reflection Room
Catholic Scripture Study (1st and 3rd Friday) 1200 Lower Lounge, Leamy Hall
Men's Accountability Group (MAG)  1200 Muzzi Room
Women's Accountability Group (WAG)   1200 Ballroom, Leamy Hall
Officers Christian Fellowship Bible Study  1715 Smith Hall
Officers Christian Fellowship Friday Night Fellowship  1900 Dimick Auditorium

All schedules are subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all events are held weekly. Contact the Chaplains’ Office at 860-444-8480 to confirm dates, times and locations. 

Additional Program Information 

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