Command Religious Program (CRP)

Welcome to the Command Religious Program of TRACEN Petaluma! Our desire is for our fellow-Guardians and their families to be “Semper Paratus!” as they learn and lead.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

The CRP is the primary way our Commanding Officer provides for the spiritual and religious needs of both military and civilian members of TRACEN Petaluma. Assigned US Navy Chaplains and civilian support personnel facilitate the free exercise of religion as they administer the CRP through:

  1. Facilitating worship opportunities for YOUR faith tradition/expression. Providing spiritual supplies and assistance as you connect with other members of your faith group.
  2. Caring for all members of the command—EVERYONE has a Chaplain!
  3. Provide worship/spiritual growth opportunities in accordance with the Chaplain’s faith group teachings and practices.
  4. Advise the command regarding READINESS—spiritual, moral, personal and professional.

“Devoted to God and Country, we unite to deliver innovative, life transforming service throughout and beyond the Sea Services.”

Chapel Phone (707) 765-7330

Not in Petaluma? Find your nearest Coast Guard Chaplain: 1(855)USCG-CHC (872-4242) or www.uscg.mil/chaplain/locations

Just like the United States Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard utilizes the services of United States Navy chaplains to provide religious ministry.  The Coast Guard details about 48 active duty and reserve chaplains in Districts, Sectors and in Training Centers like Petaluma.  Training Center Petaluma has 1 active duty Protestant chaplain and has contracted the services of a local area Roman Catholic priest; all to provide ministry to the students, permanent party and family members of our base.  Our chaplains also provide support to other Coast Guard commands in the area as needed.

What Do Coast Guard Chaplains Do?

Chaplains are tasked to advise the command on all matters pertaining to the religious, ethical and moral needs of the command.  They provide religious ministry to their own faith groups through religious services and religious education.  They facilitate and accommodate religious ministry for other faith groups represented in the command as needs arise.  And finally, but very importantly, chaplains extend professional pastoral care to all members of the command regardless of religious background or interest.  Every Coastie has a chaplain!

Protestant Worship Service


Sunday 1030

Roman Catholic Mass


Sunday 1600

Sacrament of Confession prior to Mass

Educational & Other Events


Petaluma Kitchen on the second Saturday of every month. Meet at the Hub at 0630.

Praise Band at 1900 on Tuesday evenings at the Chapel.

For more information contact the Chapel staff - 765-7330.

Not in Petaluma? Find your nearest Coast Guard Chaplain: 1(855)USCG-CHC (872-4242) or www.uscg.mil/chaplain/locations

Bible Studies for specific faith groups and Spiritual Growth Groups for any interested persons are at various times of the year. Contact the chaplains for upcoming events.

Roman Catholic Educational Requirements are met in local parishes, please contact the chapel office for more information.

Have a NEED for something? Want to SHARE your gifts and skills with others?  Contact us to GET INVOLVED! Please include details about your interest or request."