Welcome to the Harvard Catholic Center!

29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-6031
Phone 617-491-8400     Fax 617-354-7092     Email info@harvardcatholic.org





MISSION

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.


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



Fr. George Salzmann with graduate students and young professionals (GSYP) at their first-ever Welcome Weekend event on September 10, 2016. New graduate students and young professionalss were welcomed with a full day of getting to know the chaplains, the GSYP community and all the events, groups, and opportunities offered, and each other. Their day of inquiry and prayer was concluded with attendance at Archbishop Gomez' talk, and Sunday worship at the Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Paul's Church.


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Harvard Catholic Center Publications



Harvard Catholic Magazine
FALL 2016
We are delighted to offer you the latest issue of our annual publication, Harvard Catholic Magazine Fall 2016. We hope that you enjoy the wonderful and warm recollections of St. Mother Teresa's visit to Harvard in 1982 and her impact as a speaker at Class Day. In addition there are many other engaging stories, intereviews, and highlights from the Harvard Catholic Center that we hope you will enjoy.

Only through support from students, parents, alumni/ae, and friends is the Harvard Catholic Center able to sustain its mission of worship, inquiry, prayer, and service; all in the name of Jesu
s Christ.  Thank you!

Harvard Catholic Magazine FALL 2016

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Annual Report 2015

Latin Oratory at 2015 Commencement

Mass of the Holy Spirit Gallery

Harvard Catholic Magazine

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



STUDENT MASS SCHEDULE

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MASS
Sunday @ 5p, St. Paul's Church;
offered each Sunday during the fall semester.

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (HBS):
Sunday @ 8p, HBS Chapel;
offered each Sunday during the fall semester.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday, Dec.8, 3:00p, HBS Chapel

 

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL (HLS):
Resumes on Sunday, Sep.4 @ 6:30p, WCC 1010;
offered on each of the following Sundays:
November 27
December 11
(Dec.11 = last Mass of the calendar year)


HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
(HMS, HSDM, HSPH, Hospital Residents)
On the followings Wednesdays, 8:30p, JBM Lounge Vanderbilt Hall, Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
November 30
December 14
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday, Dec.8, 8:30p, Vanderbilt Hall, The Deanery

ST. PAUL PARISH MASS SCHEDULE


Christmas Eve Mass Schedule
Saturday, December 24
5:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Christmas Day Mass Schedule
Sunday, December 25
9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

NOTE: There will be NO 7:30 AM Mass on Christmas Day and the 9:30 AM Mass will be offered at 9:00 AM
(UC)

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

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
(UC)

Sunday Mass: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM (UC)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: First Friday after the 8:00AM Mass until noon; starting on September 2, every Friday.

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.

DGH = DiGiovanni Hall
UC = Upper Church






HARVARD   CATHOLIC   CENTER  -  NEWS  &  EVENTS  -  Fall 2016


Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. May we let ourselves be drawn by the Light of God made man.

- Pope Francis



SAVE THE DATE (!) for these Harvard Catholic Center, St. Paul Parish, or St. Paul Choir School sponsored/hosted 2016-2017 events.

Sundays: Dec. 4, 11, & 18 - Celebrations of Christmas Concert Series, St. Paul's Choir, 3:00 p.m., St. Paul Church




SAVE THE DATE (!) for these other important area events.

Wednesday: Dec. 14 - Fiat Discernment Group for Single Women, 7-9p, St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine, email or call 617.746.5637



Father Bill Kelly's Installation Mass

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Special moments from Fr. Kelly's Installation Mass on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at which the Most Reverend Peter J. Uglietto, V.G. officiated as the Principal Celebrant and Homilist. Many gathered for this milestone occasion including Fr. Kelly's family and friends , several clergy members, and many parishioners, students, staff, parents, alumni, volunteers, and visitors. Both the Mass and reception were blanketed in God's grace and blessings. And no one there will ever forget the brief blackout that occurred during mid-Mass!


"How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard"

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Aurora Griffin '14, author of How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard, on CatholicTV!
Aurora 'kicked-off' her book tour with a stop at the Harvard Catholic Center on September 28 for a talk, Q&A, and an ice cream social.  She discussed keeping one's faith at a modern university, and shared practical tips related to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her remain a 'power Catholic' at Harvard. A group of approximately 40 - i.e. mostly students; some parishioners - attended the event. The HCC wishes her much success and many blessings!
UPDATE: Listen to Aurora Griffin's November 19 interview on The Dan Cheely Show.


Harvard Law School graduate and talk radio host, Dan Cheely, JD '74 spoke with Father Bill Kelly, Senior Chaplain about Catholic life at Harvard. The interview was recorded on The Dan Cheely Show on September 7 and is available throughout the Relevant Radio Network, Talk Radio for Catholic Life. To listen click on the "Stream" on September 10, or like on Facebook.


Did you know that the Harvard Catholic Center sends out a weekly e-bulletin of events, liturgies, discussion groups, volunteer opportunities, and more?  Opt-in via the subscribe tool near the bottom of this page or sign-up through info@harvardcatholic.org. Thank you for staying connected.



The
Harvard Catholic Law Students Association invites you to visit its website and check out its Facebook page for all the Catholic goings-on at HLS.  Contact Patricia Alejandro '17 if you have any questions, need more information, etc.




TOTUS TUESDAY & SUPER TUESDAY

TUESDAYS, 8:00 PM, St. Paul's Church
Named after John Paul II's motto Totus Tuus, meaning totally Yours, Totus Tuesday is a weekly holy hour run by the Harvard Catholic Student Association (CSA) from 8:00-9:00 P.M. on Tuesdays in St. Paul's.  Throughout this hour, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for Adoration, while one of the chaplains hears confessions.  Totus Tuesday concludes with Benediction and is always followed by our Super Tuesday hangout - i.e. snacks, games, conversations, etc. - in the Student Lounge. Please contact Ben Kelly for more information about this wonderful way to spend time in prayer with Our Lord! 



GAUDEAMUS: LET US REJOICE for the ADVENT of CHRISTMAS!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 6:00 PM, HCC STUDENT LOUNGE
Join us for an evening of food, fellowship, and carols. Feel free to bring a baked good, side dish, or beverage to share when we gather and celebrate. Contact: Joe Basconi.




NEW! ROSARY PRAYER GROUP

THURSDAYS, 12:45 PM, St. Paul's Church
Meet other graduate students, post-docs, and young professionals in the front left of St. Paul's Church after the daily Mass (12:10p) to pray the rosary together. For more information, contact Marie-Pascale Grimon.



HCC GS/YP WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP
(Young Professionals are welcome!)

Create and share fellowship by joining our first-ever women's group. Young professionals are welcome. Contact Marisa Marotta for more information.
Future date(s): TBD


COR AD COR LOQUITUR

Multimedia Room and Student Lounge

Graduate students and young professionals are invited to join this discussion group over food and wine on how best to live out our Catholic faith in the world. Contact: desmondacr@gmail.com.
Future date(s): TBD



VERBUM DEI: WEEKLY PRAYER & SCRIPTURE GROUP

EVERY SUNDAY at 12:30 PM (after 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.

****** NOTE: Verbum Dei will NOT MEET on Sunday, December 25 ******



DAYS AWAY!


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 - Apple Picking!
10:30 am meetup time,  Carver Hill Orchard, Stow, MA


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 - Hiking!
10:30a meetup time, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA


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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 - Harvard vs. Columbia Football Game!
12:30p meetup time, Harvard Stadium

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 - Holiday Celebration!

We will meetup at St. Paul's, tentatively at 12:00 p.m., and take the "T" to the McMullen Museum of Art, on the Boston College campus, for an afternoon of holiday-themed vocal performances, hot chocolate and holiday treats; also tour the exhibition, and participate in arts and crafts activities.
Contact Jason Yu directly if you need more information and sign-up here.
Future date(s): TBD




GRAD STUDENTS, POST DOCS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS DINNER

Gather at 7:00 p.m - Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
29 Mount Auburn Street
No need to RSVP - just bring $5 and yourself and enjoy a pasta dinner!
Future date(s): TBD





HCC FILM NIGHT for Graduate Students, Post Docs, and Early Career Professionals

LAST FRIDAY of the MONTH, 7:00 PM, Student Lounge

December 2 - The Island (2006, Russia; original title: Ostrov)

January 27 - The Intouchables (2011, France)

February 24 - Desire of the Everlasting Hills (2015, US); The Drop Box (2015, South Korea) - documentary night

March 31 - Wild Strawberries (1957, Sweden)


HCC Film Night is held at 7 pm on the last Friday of every month (except for November/December '16) in the newly renovated Student Lounge. Popcorn and beverages will be provided.

Contact: hccfilmnight@gmail.com

 



LUMEN VERITATIS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
HCC Multimedia Room
(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 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 email jason.c.lalonde@gmail.com; click here for the reading for the next meeting on December 14.
Future date(s): TBD




EX LIBRIS: The Lives and Writings of the Saints

SECOND WEDNESDAY of the MONTH

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
HCC Student Lounge (enter at 20 Arrow Street or 29 Mount Auburn Street)

Join us for an informal discussion of works about and/or by the saints. You are warmly welcome even if you aren't able to read the excerpts ahead of time. Future readings may include portions of St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises and/or Salvifici Doloris by Pope St. John Paul II.
For information, email Elizabeth Choe.
Visit the Ex Libris blog.

Past readings have included excerpts from:

Story of a Soul:The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Terese of Avila’s The Interior Castle

St. Teresa's Come Be My Light

St. Francis de Sales' Introduction to the Devout Life

The Diary of St. Faustina

St. Alphonsus de Liguori's Uniformity with God's Will



YOUNG COUPLES & NEW FAMILIES POTLUCK BRUNCH


SUNDAY: December 11
10:30 AM, Conference Room 101, enter 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
Engaged? Married? New Family? Come join us for a potluck meal! Join the e-mail list: HarvardCatholicYCNF@gmail.com
Future date(s): TBD


         

MARRIAGE PREP/PRE CANA PROGRAM

Engaged? Register now! The next Pre Cana class is to be determined. 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.

                                 



INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC?

Anyone seeking to become Catholic, please contact Fr. George Salzmann, gsalzmann@gmail.com or call 617.491.8400.

 



ADULT CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

For info contact Fr. Salzmann at gsalzmann@gmail.com.



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.


"For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts." - Malachi 2:7

Father Mark Murphy, Undergraduate Chaplain, and Andrew Solkshinitz, St. John Seminarian, celebrated Mass before countless CatholicTV viewers  on Friday, June 10 at the chapel of CatholicTV studios in Watertown, MA.  Please consider sharing throughout our community and with your networks. Thank you.


If you do not yet know Father Mark Murphy, you can 'meet' him via this short video clip hosted by the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust. Just click-on Father Murphy's picture below and then hit the <play> button.

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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 administrators 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 Senior Chaplain Fr. William Kelly,  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.
 

Doug Zack, Director of Advancement and Carol Sardo, Advancement Associate round out the Harvard Catholic Center staff.


l-r:  Fr.Kelly, S.Spielberg, Fr.Murphy
2016 Commencement Spielberg

 Visit the Site for the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association  




Visit the Harvard Catholic Center

 
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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.



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