Chaplains provide the Fort Drum community with comprehensive and relevant worship and religious education opportunities in order to strengthen spiritual fitness and resilience.
Religious Support Operations, Main Post Chapel: (315) 772-5591
Family Life & Spiritual Fitness Center, Po Valley Chapel: (315) 772-5540
10th Mountain Division Unit Ministry Team, Riva Ridge Chapel: (315) 772-9028
The Fort Drum chaplain staff oversees and operates three chapels:
Main Post Chapel, Bldg. 10785A, Chapel Drive
Po Valley Family Life and Spiritual Center, Bldg. 4405, Po Valley Road
Riva Ridge Chapel, Bldg. 10030, Riva Ridge Loop
The Religious Support Office provides a variety of religious services for Soldiers, Families and retirees and DoD civilians, including Traditional Protestant, Chapel Next and Gospel; Roman Catholic and Jewish services.
Worship service times are as follows:
Saturday Mass: 5 p.m., Main Post Chapel
Sunday Mass: 9 a.m., Main Post Chapel
Wednesday Confessions / adorations: 5 p.m., Main Post Chapel
Weekday Mass: Thursday noon, Main Post Chapel
Traditional Service: Sunday 9 a.m., Riva Ridge Chapel
- Patterned after mainline denominations such as Presbyterian, Methodist, and Baptist faiths.
Liturgical Service: Sunday, 11 a.m., Riva Ridge Chapel
- Modeled towards Anglican, Lutheran, and Episcopal services.
Gospel Service: Sunday 10 a.m., Po Valley Chapel
- Enthusiastic, inspirational, Protestant worship service.
Chapel Next Service: Sunday 11 a.m., Main Post Chapel
- Contemporary worship service similar to non-denominational with praise and worship songs.
Friday: 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Wednesday: 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel (Held during Faith and Family Night)
Bible Studies, Youth Groups, Religious Education and Auxiliaries
Main Post Chapel
Protestant Women of the Chapel: Tuesday 9:30 a.m.
Youth Ministry of the Chapel: Wednesday 6 p.m.
AWANAs for children: Sunday 3 p.m.
Catholic Women of the Chapel: Thursday 9:30 a.m.
Catholic Youth: Sunday 4 p.m.
Catholic Religious Education: Sunday 10:15 a.m.
Many of the worship services have Bible studies and Sunday school classes, as well as mid-week events. For more information, contact the Main Post Chapel at (315) 772-5591.
Faith and Family Night
Wednesday 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel
Faith and Family Night is a chapel community-sponsored program that hosts a variety of faith-based small group studies for singles or families following a light dinner.
Sign up for classes through the director of religious education: (315) 772-2423.
Operation Helping Hand
Operation Helping Hand is a ministry of the Fort Drum Religious Support Office designed to help Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis in their life. For more information, contact your unit chaplain or religious affairs specialist.
(Updated September 2019)