Always a celebration, never a requirement.

At Elms College, students of all faith traditions are welcome to develop and engage in a diverse spiritual community. If you are looking to connect with others on a religious level, we offer a wide range of events and activities that encourage discussion of the divine. If you prefer to practice your faith more privately, we have a number of spaces around campus that are perfect for individual reflection and prayer. Whatever role religion or spirituality plays in your life, you have many opportunities to grow in your faith at Elms.

Local Spiritual Communities

In addition to weekly Catholic Mass at Elms College, the area is home to many faith communities. We have a list of various faith traditions and their services. May you find a welcome community of faith at any of the following spiritual communities.

Weekend Mass is offered each Saturday at 5:45 P.M. Community Mass at 12:15 P.M. on Wednesday during the academic year.

The Office of Campus Ministry serves to enrich the spiritual lives of all students. Have a passion for service? Sign up for the First Year Encounter Program! (formerly the Dorothy Day Program).

Want to further the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph? Participate in a week long mission trip to a variety of places.

The Sisters of St. Joseph work to “unite neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God without distinction.” How will you interpret this calling?

Photo of St. Joseph Chapel in Berchmans Hall
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Space to Reflect

Students wishing to meditate or pray silently can take advantage of Saint Joseph Chapel or any one of four reflection areas around campus. Learn more.

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Worship and Reflection

Students wishing to meditate or pray silently can take advantage of Saint Joseph Chapel or any one of four reflection areas around campus.

St. Joseph Chapel, dedicated to our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, is the heartbeat of the college campus and is located on the third floor of Berchmans Hall.  The chapel is open each day from 8:30 A.M. -8:30 P.M. for private reflection. Learn more.

Photo of Father Mark at mass in the chapel

Mass

Mass is offered at 5:45 P.M. on Saturday evening, and Community Mass is offered on Wednesday at 12:15 P.M. during the academic year. Learn more.

Photo of Father Mark at mass in the chapel

Photo of marketing and healthcare management major Cassie Sarno '19, MBA '20, at her Soup and Substance talk

Soup and Substance

Get creative and share your spiritual journey with your peers over lunch. Learn more.

Photo of marketing and healthcare management major Cassie Sarno '19, MBA '20, at her Soup and Substance talk

Soup and Substance

Get creative and share your spiritual journey with your peers over lunch. Learn more.

Lighting a candle in the chapel.

Agape Latte

Campus Ministry has teamed up with Boston College in bringing Agape Latte to our campus! Agape Latte is an informal, low-key student-led series on spirituality, faith, and life’s journey. Learn more.

Lighting a candle in the chapel.

Agape Latte

Campus Ministry has teamed up with Boston College in bringing Agape Latte to our campus! Agape Latte is an informal, low-key student-led series on spirituality, faith, and life’s journey. Learn more.

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Sacramental Formation

Students often choose to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation during their years at Elms. Students and alums sometimes opt to celebrate their wedding in Saint Joseph Chapel or Veritas Auditorium. Our college chaplain remains available to meet with students and other members of the community wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For more information about our sacramental programs, click here.

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Sacramental Formation

Students often choose to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation during their years at Elms. Students and alums sometimes opt to celebrate their wedding in Saint Joseph Chapel or Veritas Auditorium. Our college chaplain remains available to meet with students and other members of the community wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For more information about our sacramental programs, click here.