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The Perfect Family
Does It Exist?

       Does growing up in a less-than-perfect family doom you to pass along the same fate to your kids? College is a time when we get some distance from our own families and sometimes we see shortcomings we didn't see before. It's easy to assume that in the family lottery there are simply winners and losers. This Wednesday we'd like to challenge that assumption. Fact is, no family is perfect. And imperfection doesn't keep God from making wonderful things happen even in the most difficult family situations. There is hope!

Wednesday, March 21st
7:30 pm at the Catholic Center

St. Patrick's Day Lord's Day
        Our next Lord's Day celebration will be a special edition St. Patrick's day party. We'll have our usual ceremony and prayer, but then cut loose for some green-screaming fun! Join us!

Saturday, March 17th
at the Catholic Center
Doors open at 5 pm

[printable schedule here]

Palm Sunday Mass
March 25th, 12:30 pm
Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen Street, across from the Catholic Center. Gather outside.

Penance Service
Tuesday, March 27th, 7:30 pm at the Fenway Center.
We are happy to host a team of priests to hear confession as we prepare for the holiest days of the church year.

Holy Thursday -
Mass of the Lord's Supper

March 29th, 7 pm Fenway Center, followed by the visitation Pilgrimage to local churches.

Description: We celebrate the last supper and commemorate the night Jesus established the priesthood and instituted the Holy Eucharist. This liturgy features the washing of the feet of 12 student leaders and concludes with a Eucharistic procession to the Catholic Center where adoration will continue. Afterwards, we make a pilgrimage to the Mission Church visiting other Eucharistic chapels and sites along the way.

Good Friday - Stations of the Cross,
March 30th, 3 pm Krentzman Quad, NU Campus (gather at cross)

Description: The Stations of the Cross are a traditional series of prayers that move through 14 stages of Christ's passion from his condemnation to his burial. The service lasts about a half hour and will be open-air. We welcome anyone who wishes to prayerfully remember the crucifixion of Jesus to attend.

Good Friday Passion Service
March 30th, 6 pm Fenway Center

Description: The liturgy for Good Friday is not a mass but does include the distribution of communion. The priests enter in silence and lay prostrate before the altar. The readings recall the Lord's passion and death. The congregation is invited to kiss the cross of Christ, or offer some other sign of respect to the crucifix. Prayers for the whole Church as well as all peoples are offered. The service ends in silence.

Easter Vigil Mass
Saturday, March 31st, 8:00 pm Fenway Center (gather outside)

Description: The Vigil begins the Church's annual celebration of Easter. A fire is kindled outside the sanctuary and priests light the Christ candle to start the celebration. Congregants process into the worship space with candles and the Exultet is sung. Darkness yields to light as the readings describe God's unfolding plan of salvation. The liturgy features the return of the Gloria, the baptism of our catechumen, and a joyful celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join us after for refreshments at the Catholic Center!

Easter Sunday Mass,
April 1st, 12:30 pm Fenway Center

Description: Wear your Easter best and remember the victory of Jesus Christ over sin and death. This liturgy is a vibrant celebration with singing, bells and lots to smile about. We welcome candidates into full communion and confirm Catholics who have been preparing all year for this big day.
Service Opportunities

The Catholic Center is partnering with the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (NU campus, Ell hall, 2nd floor) and the Social Justice Resource Center to assemble care packages for the homeless here in Boston. Drop off items such as bottled water, canned tuna or toothpaste (here's a list), assemble packages or help distribute them!

Drop off items at SJRC by
Tuesday, March 13th
Assemble items in Sacred Space, Ell Hall, 2nd floor
Wed. March 14th, 6pm
Distribute packets Sat. March 17th
Meet 12:30 at the Catholic Center


Our Bible Studies are convenient, on-campus spiritual boosters to get you through the week. Get more out of the Bible with these student-led studies that enable you to pray through scriptures and discover what God is saying to you. Make a little time for faith in the crazy crunch of school.

See the HUB Updates for more info (right)


MARCH 2nd to 12th: CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK. The Catholic Center will be close for Spring Break on Friday March 2nd at 5 pm. We’ll re-open on Tuesday, March 13th, at 11 am.

The Catholic Center is a great place to study or just unwind between classes. We have two kitchens for heating up lunch or unleashing your inner pastry chef. We're here to serve. Stop on by and say 'hi!'

Monday: Closed (Please note this change in our weekly schedule)

Tuesday Open: 11 am, Close: 9 pm

Wednesday Open: 11 am
Close: 9 pm (NU Life at 7:30pm)

Thursday Open: 11 am, Close: 9 pm
(Women's Group or Men's Group meet from 7:30 to 9 pm on alternate Thursdays)

Friday Open: 11 am, Close: 5 pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Open: 11 am, Close: 4 pm

Important: If you're a NEW STUDENT visiting from out of town and would like to see the CC, contact us and we'll arrange a time to show you around.

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