Welcome to the Harvard Catholic Center

29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-6031
Phone 617-491-8400     Fax 617-354-7092



Mass of the Holy Spirit

Mass of the Holy Spirit, September 2015 to bless the 2015-2016 Academic Year
Most Reverend Arthur L. Kennedy, Ph.D.
AUXILIARY BISHOP OF BOSTON
EPISCOPAL VICAR FOR THE
NEW EVANGELIZATION OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON
Principal Celebrant and Homilist




Jim McGlone '15 had the honor of delivering the Latin Oratory at Harvard's Commencement on May 28. Jim is from Boonton, NJ and was VP for Spirituality at the Harvard Catholic Center/Catholic Student Association. Well done Jim!


It is hard to stereotype the people in any Harvard crowd and that is certainly true at the Harvard Catholic Center.  Some students come by for Sunday Eucharist, while others get absorbed with projects and friendships that last for years.  Still, all are bound by a common faith in Christ.  For Catholic students, Harvard is as much a pilgrimage of the heart and soul as it is a challenge for strong minds.

Over the years, thousands of women and men have brought a rich tradition of Catholic life to the University.  As a ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston and St. Paul Parish in Harvard Square, the Center keeps this tradition alive and flourishing on campus.  This is reflected in the Center's mission statement:

The Harvard Catholic Center invites students, faculty, alumni and the greater university community to grow into a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ through the Roman Catholic tradition of worship, inquiry, prayer and service to develop informed and compassionate individuals who use their intellectual and spiritual gifts for the benefit of the Church and the World.


 Student Center Sign

Harvard Catholic Center Publications



Mass of the Holy Spirit Gallery

Harvard Catholic Magazine - Summer 2015

Student Lounge Renewal Project
"Let us rise up and build." - Nehemiah 2:17-18



The Sunday 5:00 p.m. University Community Mass is suspended for winter break. Mass will resume on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Lent begins Ash Wednesday - February 10
The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10 - a day of universal fast and abstinence in the Church.
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses:

8:00 AM 12:10 PM 5:15 PM

ASH WEDNESDAY CAMPUS MASSES
Harvard Business School: HBS 1959 Chapel at 3:30 PM
Harvard Law School: Langdell South at 12:00 PM
Harvard Medical School: JBL Lounge at 6:00 PM


The Light Is On For You
Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation

In Every Parish and Chapel of the Archdiocese of Boston
Wednesdays in Lent
February 17, 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Communal Penance Service
Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 PM

HARVARD CATHOLIC CENTER - WINTER 2016 NEWS & EVENTS


Sunday Brunch

EVERY SUNDAY AT 10:30 AM (after 9:30 AM Mass)
St. Paul Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street


Join the GSAS CSA for brunch every Sunday following the 9:30 AM Mass. Gather and meet in the vestibule after Mass and head over to Zoe's together.

 


VERBUM DEI: WEEKLY PRAYER & SCRIPTURE GROUP

EVERY SUNDAY at 12:30 PM (after 10:30 AM GSAS CSA Brunch and 11:00 AM Mass)
Harvard Catholic Center, Rm 204 (Enter at 20 Arrow Street or at 29 Mount Auburn Street)


Grad students and young professionals gather each Sunday as a small church community to read and reflect on the Sunday readings and to share and pray about finding God in everyday life. E-mail: alex.angstrom@gmail.com.

 


"DAY AWAY" FIELD TRIPS: NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM TOUR!

Join St Paul's Grad Students & Young Professionals group for our next "day away" from campus, a tour of the New England Aquarium on Saturday, January 23, 2016! We will be meeting at the St Paul parking lot at 10:45 am and taking the Red Line in to Boston. The plan is to grab a quick lunch in Quincy Market, then head over as a group around noon, and explore the aquarium until 2pm or so. Alex Angstrom will be organizing the trip; he needs a headcount by January 7th in order to secure discount tickets. (If more than 10 people attend, admission drops to $21 per person instead of $26.) Please RSVP: e-mail Alex at alex.angstrom@gmail.com.
Future dates: February 20, March 19, April 16 , May 14

 


GRAD STUDENTS, POST DOCS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS DINNER

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
Gather at 7:00 p.m - Dinner at 7:30 p.m.


DiGiovanni Hall - New Location!
29 Mount Auburn Street
No need to RSVP - just bring $5 and yourself and enjoy a pasta dinner!
Future dates: March 31, April 28 and May 19

 


LUMEN VERITATIS - NEW!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
HCC, Room 202 (enter at 20 Arrow Street or 29 Mount Auburn Street)


Graduate students and young professionals are invited to join the theological discussion group, Lumen Veritatis. We will engage in a close reading and discussion of texts by outstanding Catholic teachers, such as Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger, Blessed John Henry Newman, and Josef Pieper. For more information and to receive the text for the first meeting, please email: jason.c.lalonde@gmail.com.
Future dates: February 24, March 9,& 30, April 20, May 11, June 1

 


EX LIBRIS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM
HCC Student Lounge, 2nd Floor


(Enter at 20 Arrow Street or at 29 Mount Auburn Street)
Reading group that reflects on stories and provides the opportunity to reflect on Catholic faith. For materials, e-mail: olimarjot@gmail.com
Future dates: March 1, April 5

 


MARRIAGE PREP/PRE CANA PROGRAM

APRIL 23 & 24, 2016

Engaged? Register now! The next Pre Cana class is on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016. For info and to register, e-mail Nancy Nicolaou at nnicol@stpaulparish.org. For marriage paperwork, contact Fr. George Salzmann at gsalzmann@gmail.com or (617) 491-8400 ext. 326.

 



TOTUS TUESDAY AND SUPER TUESDAY

St. Paul's Church at 8:00 PM

Join us on Tuesdays during the academic year from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM for Totus Tuesday in St. Paul's Church. During holy hour there is Eucharistic adoration, benediction, confession, meditation and music. Following the holy hour is Super Tuesday at 9:00 PM. Join us in the student lounge at the Catholic Center for snacks and conversation.

 


BLESSING OF DORM ROOMS

Would you like to have your dorm room blessed by one of the priest chaplains? Contact Fr. Mark Murphy, Undergraduate chaplain at: harvardpriest@gmail.com or at (617) 491-8400, ext. 341.

 


STUDENT MASS SCHEDULE

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (HBS):
Every Sunday at 8:00 PM, HBS 1959 Chapel. Mass will resume on Sunday, January 24, 2016

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL (HLS):
Alternating Sundays at 6:30 PM, Wasserstein 1010. Mass will resume at the end of January

*** The Sunday 5:00 PM University Community Mass will be suspended for Winter Break - December 20th through January 17th *** The 5:00 PM Mass will resume on Sunday, January 24th.



ST. PAUL PARISH MASS SCHEDULE

Daily Mass:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM & 12:10 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM

Sunday Mass: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: First Friday after the 8:00AM Mass until noon

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
~ or by appointment.

Click to visit St. Paul Parish website for more details.

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Undergraduates

Graduate Students and Young Professionals

 

Alumni

 

Staff

CSA Class of 2011

The undergraduate group is known on campus as the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association, more familiarly as the CSA.  Picnics, prayer, discussions, spaghetti suppers and late night study breaks - the CSA combines spiritual and intellectual seriousness with the warmth of community, good fun, and service to people in need in the Harvard Square community and beyond.

The CSA provides a wealth of opportunities to undergraduates: retreats, communal prayer and small groups; discussions of contemporary religious and moral issues; and special liturgical events through the year.  Students volunteer in soup kitchens, schools, shelters for the homeless and tutoring programs for inner city youth.  Within St. Paul Parish, they teach CCD and serve as liturgical ministers.
There are many ways for the students at Harvard's various graduate and professional schools to become involved in Catholic life in Harvard Square.  Many offer weekly discussion groups or Bible studies, and the Law and Business Schools even offer Mass on their respective campuses.

Area young professionals are invited to participate in the programming offered at the Center as well.  Some of the most popular events that bring together graduate students and young professionals include monthly Thursday dinners and the Theology on Tap ministry.  There is even a group geared towards newlyweds and new parents called Young Couples and New Families: A Work in Progress.

CLSA Pro-Life Breakfast Photo
DC Event in April

We love the opportunity to meet our alumni and alumnae and encourage you to stop by for a visit whenever you find yourself in Harvard Square.

We also hope you will consider joining us at one of our regular liturgies, celebrated next door to the Harvard Catholic Center in St. Paul's Church.  Our summer Mass schedule is below:

Saturday at 5pm
Sunday at 7:30am, 9:00am & 11:00am
Daily at 8:00am & 12:10pm

We host special events for our alums throughout the year, both here at the Center and around the country.  For information about past and upcoming HCC alumni events, please visit the link below.
A staff of chaplains and administrative personnel provides year-to-year continuity and support to the programming that takes place at the Harvard Catholic Center.

The Center is currently headed up by parish administrator and Graduate Chaplain Fr. George Salzmann, and Undergraduate Chaplain Fr. Mark Murphy. The chaplains are available for counseling and spiritual direction. Appointments help, but you are always welcome to stop in! To learn more about these dedicated individuals, please visit the link below.
 
2010-2011 Alumni Lay Chaplains

 Visit the Site for the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association  Visit the Site for Graduate Students and Young Professionals    Meet the Chaplains




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How Can I Help?

The Center is located at 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. The Center is open daily as well as on many evenings and weekends during the academic year when students are hosting events.  If you are coming by to visit during regular business hours Monday-Friday, please ring the bell at the 29 Mount Auburn Street entrance.  Use the interactive map at right for detailed directions. The Harvard Catholic Center receives no financial support from the University.  It is funded entirely through the generosity of students, their parents, interested alumni/ae, and friends.  Please consider making a donation today.