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Religious Programs

Naval Air Station Pensacola
Command Religious Program
250 Chambers Ave
Pensacola, FL 32508
850-452-2342 DSN:459

FEDS-FEED-FAMILIES

Roman Catholic
Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. Our Lady of Loretto Chapel, Bldg. 1982.
Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Our Lady of Loretto Chapel, Bldg. 1982.

Non-Denominational (Christian)
Sunday, 11 a.m., Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel (NAMC), Bldg. 1982.

Protestant
Sunday school Bible Study, 9:45 a.m.
JOURNEY: Contemporary Worship, Sunday 6 p.m., Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel (NAMC), Bldg. 1982. Dinner provided after service in McKamey Center, Bldg. 634

Latter Day Saints
Sundays, Sacrament, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634 (across the street from the NAMC).
Sunday School/Primary 11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634 (across the street from the NAMC).
Priesthood/Relief Society 12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634 (across the street from the NAMC).

Muslim
Friday, Khutbah (sermon) starts at 12:45, and Iqamah at 13:15.
Daily prayers: The prayer room in building 634 will be available 24/7 for the five daily prayers, Quran recitation and reflection.

Iftar: This space will be available for daily iftar at sunset during Ramadan, Mondays and Thursdays for optional fasting and other recommended fasting days as posted on the Islamic calendar.

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Christian Protestant Bible Studies:
Monday, 1800, Bldg. 623 Classroom

Monday, 1830, Portside Food Court

Tuesday, 1800, 479th (Heritage Room)

Tuesday, 1800, Juliet Barracks (2nd Deck Lounge)

Tuesday, 1830, Delta Barracks (3rd Deck Lounge)

Tuesday, 1830, Golf (AF) (3rd Deck Lounge)

Tuesday, 1930, Bldg. 623 Classroom

Wednesday, 1730, Bldg. 634 (Dinner and Study)

Wednesday, 1830, Hotel Barracks (2nd Deck Lounge)

Thursday, 1800, Hotel Barracks (2nd Deck Lounge)

Thursday, 1830, Foxtrot Barracks (Women, 2nd Deck Lounge)

Thursday, 1900, Charlie Barracks (3rd Deck Lounge)

Thursday, 1900, Bravo (3rd Deck Lounge)

Thursday, 1900, Foxtrot (Restriction, 3rd Deck)

Thursday, 1930, Juliet (2nd Deck Lounge)

Sunday, 1500, Juliet (2nd Deck Lounge)

 

Muslim:

Friday, 1200, Bldg. 634 (Muslim Prayer Room/West Wing)

FAQS

FAQS

How do I contact a Chaplain after working hours or on a weekend?
After working hours, (1600-0730) the duty Chaplain is available by calling the Command Duty Officer (CDO) at 850-452-4785. They will page the duty Chaplain and have him or her contact you.

What are the times for Religious Services?

Roman Catholic

Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Loretto Chapel, Bldg. 1982.
Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Our Lady of Loretto Chapel, Bldg. 1982.

Non-Denominational (Christian)
Sunday. 11 a.m., Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel (NAMC), Bldg. 1982.

Protestant
Sunday school Bible Study, 9:45 a.m.
JOURNEY: Contemporary Worship, Sunday 6 p.m., Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel (NAMC), Bldg. 1982. Dinner provided after service in McKamey Center, Bldg. 634

Latter Day Saints
Sundays, Sacrament, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634 (across the street from the NAMC).
Sunday School/Primary 11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634 (across the street from the NAMC).
Priesthood/Relief Society 12:20 p.m. – 1 p.m., J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634 (across the street from the NAMC).

Muslim
Friday, Khutbah (sermon) starts at 12:45, and Iqamah at 13:15.

Daily prayers: The prayer room in building 634 will be available 24/7 for the five daily prayers, Quran recitation and reflection.

Iftar: This space will be available for daily iftar at sunset during Ramadan, Mondays and Thursdays for optional fasting and other recommended fasting days as posted on the Islamic calendar.

What if there is no Chaplain from my faith group on staff?
At NAS Pensacola, we take seriously the assignment to “provide for our own, facilitate for others, and care for all.” Our office has information on a number of civilian faith groups, and will gladly assist you in either obtaining information or making contact with a representative of your faith. Simply call our office at 850-452-2342.

What are the procedures for making an appointment to speak with a Chaplain?
If your desire to speak with a Chaplain relates to some issue at your command, you may want to check first to see if your command has a Chaplain assigned; your command’s Chaplain(s) will be better acquainted with your unit’s regulations, procedures and personnel. However, if there is no Chaplain assigned, or if you prefer to speak with one of our Chaplains, you may call our office at 850-452-2342. Tell the Chaplain or RP that you wish to make an appointment. Be sure to let them know if you desire a particular Chaplain or faith group.

Who May use a Military Chapel for a Wedding?
All active duty and retired personnel, reservists (while on active duty) and dependent children (with valid ID card) of active duty and/or retired military personnel are eligible to use the chapel.

How do I reserve a Chapel for my wedding? 
The Chapel may be reserved by calling the Chaplain’s Office at 850-452-2342 and request a wedding application packet. Please be advised that the chapel is only available on Saturdays for weddings.

How do I contact a Navy Chaplain to conduct funeral services for a Navy veteran or retiree?
Ask your local funeral director to assist you in this. You can also begin the process by calling the National Registry for Honors at 1-800-535-1117.

I am Roman Catholic and was baptized in a Navy Chapel. How do I obtain a copy of my baptismal certificate?
To obtain a copy of a Baptismal certificate contact: The Archdiocese for the Military Services, ATTN: Sacramental Records Dept., P.O. Box 4469, Washington, DC 20017-0469. Phone number 202-262-9100; FAX 202-269-9022. Turn-around time for requests is currently 2-4 weeks.

Are any of the chapels open for prayer and meditation?
The two chapels in close proximity to the Chaplains Office (Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and Our Lady of Loretto Chapel) are normally open for prayer and meditation Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. so long as other services are not scheduled. Call our office at 850-452-2342 for specific information. 

Outreach

Outreach

Chaplain's Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

CREDO SE Mission: To provide a program of retreats enabling military members and their families throughout Navy Region Southeast to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to be more successful at meeting the unique challenges of miltary life.

History: CREDO began in 1971 as "Chaplain's Response to the Emerging Drug Order" to confront the use of drugs by Sailors and Marines. CREDO evolved into a retreat ministry that is applicable to a broad spectrum of people seeking personal and spiritual development. The name became the Chaplain's Religious Enrichment Development Operation.

Philosophy: Our program is distinctly spiritual and builds trust by facilitating an experience of unconditional acceptance resulting in a heightened sense of personal responsibility, and a deeper commitment to community.  Individuals are encouraged to share only that with which they feel comfortable. They define their goals, and move at their pace. CREDO invites reflection, but does not attempt to "fix" people or "force" anyone to work on perceived issues. Instead, we affirm each person as a unique creation of God with value and significance.

Eligibility: CREDO retreats are open to all Active Duty military, reserves, retirees, DOD employees, and their families at no cost to themselves or their commands.
SFDSE/CREDO
P. O. Box 6 Bldg 751 Birmingham Ave Suite 4
Jacksonville, FL 32212-5000
Comm.: (904) 542-3923
Fax: (904) 542-1223
DSN: 942-3923
Office email: cnrse_credo@navy.mil

Spiritual Fitness Division Southeast

Welcome to Spiritual Fitness Division Southeast

We are committed to the wellness of the whole person. Whether the programs under our care impart education, information, internal or interpersonal opportunities, their foundation has a spiritual focus. Our goal is to develop people become better equipped to be productive citizens and operationally enhanced service members as they engage, integrate, and strengthen themselves through our programs..


About CREDO Southeast

CREDO, a branch of Spiritual Fitness Division SE, conducts retreats that take advantage of the natural beauty and serenity of each area. Our retreats are ideal for getting away from the hectic pace of work and the routines of home life for reflection and growth. From the very beginning, you will sense the weekend provides an experience which improves your quality of life.

Who Can Attend?

  • Active Duty
  • Reservists
  • Retirees
  • DOD/DON civilians
  • Family members who hold an ID card

Marriage Growth

Marriage Enrichment Retreat - Begins on Friday evening and ends with lunch on Sunday. The setting is designed to enhance and support the ability of a couple to get away from the distractions of everyday life in order to improve their marriage relationship. Activities are designed to increase a couple's ability to understand one another better and communicate on a more intimate level. Private rooms and bathrooms are provided, along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All free of charge.

Marriage Enrichment Retreats (MER) are conducted in several locations throughout the Southeast Region to include: Islamorada, FL; Mobile, AL; Orange Beach, AL; Panama City Beach, FL; Memphis, TN; Baton Rouge, LA; Charleston, SC; Corpus Christi, TX; Puerto Rico and GITMO.

A Personal Growth Retreat is encouraged prior to the retreat if possible. If not, then sometime afterward.

Couples discover ways to:

  • Better handle inevitable conflicts.
  • Understand how they interact with their spouse.
  • Build intimacy and communication.
  • Become closer by strengthening the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of their marriage.
  • Take time to have fun with one other.

Who should attend? Couples seeking greater satisfaction, closeness, and genuineness in their marriage.

Personal Growth

Personal Growth Retreats (PGR): begin on a Thursday at 5 p.m. and end on Sunday at 3 p.m. (72hrs).

PGRs increase participants’ knowledge of themselves and others. Participants clarify the changes they desire in their lives by interacting with others in a trusting and accepting environment. Opportunity to receive honest feedback promotes understanding of self and one's affect on others, thus providing exploration for ways toward positive change.

A PGR is a great way to "defrag" from the stresses of daily life and reflect on the things that are really important. Afterwards CREDO staff provide follow-up groups for continued growth opportunities.

Who should attend? Anyone wanting more out of their life, their job, or their faith.
Call or visit the Web site for more information or to see schedule of upcoming retreat dates and locations for Marriage Enrichment Retreats and Personal Growth Retreats.

 
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