For Your Spirit
The Emmanuel College Chapel is the heart and soul of the Administration Building. Located at the center of the building, the Chapel has witnessed more than 90 years of Masses, Liturgies, weddings and campus traditions. In addition to weekday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and weekend Masses, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment with Father Spencer and at our twice-yearly reconciliation services. We offer the sacrament of Matrimony to alumni by arranged appointment, and offer the sacrament of Baptism to alumni, faculty and staff alike. Liturgy at Emmanuel is student-focused and student-run. Share your talents by serving as a Eucharistic Minister, lector, minister of hospitality, sacristan, altar server, liturgical coordinator or music minister.
Quarterly Alumni Memorial Mass
We remember recently deceased alumni, friends of the College and family members of alumni at the Memorial Masses by announcing their names and lighting a candle in their honor. The memorial mass is held the third Thursday of each month at noon in the chapel.
Emmanuel College Gospel Choir
Throughout its history, gospel music has been a source of inspiration and form of spiritual expression for people around the world. Both experienced singers and those who enjoy singing are invited to join the Emmanuel College Gospel Choir. Members of the faculty and staff, along with students, sing at special liturgies such as the Student Welcome Mass, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Christmas Mass, Holy Thursday and Baccalaureate Mass.
All Soul's Day Interfaith Memorial Service:
To honor the memory of loved ones who had passed, specifically since this time last year. All were invited to light a candle for someone.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service:
A time for the entire Emmanuel College community to gather together in gratitude, celebrating the variety of faith traditions present in our community and focusing on the thankfulness for all we are blessed with.
Orientation Prayer Service: Held for in-coming First Year students, so they can begin to know Emmanuel's campus and community during Summer Orientation. Campus Ministry hosts a prayer service to introduce students to the Mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and Emmanuel's identity as a faith-based college. At the end of their first day at Orientation, this ecumenical service in the Chapel offers students a chance to pause and reflect on the gifts they bring with them and the gifts they will receive as Emmanuel College students.
Each year, Campus Ministry offers a variety of programs and services during the Lenten season that are welcome and inclusive to all, regardless of faith tradition.
Invitation to Advent Lessons and Carols
The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. Scripture lessons were read, followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message. The format for this service originated in England in 1918 at King's College, Cambridge, England, and thus began a tradition that is now almost 100 years old. This is an annual event at Emmanuel.
Every year, the Office of Mission & Ministry invites employees to take time out to reflect during Advent season with "Reflect Emmanuel: A Series of Advent Meditations on Our God with Us." Written and artistic reflections will post to this page each weekday during advent. We hope you will take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to contemplate our God with us during this Advent Season! Reflections will be posted daily, Monday-Saturday, on the portal and online.
Maginnis & Walsh in the Service of the Roman Catholic Church Lecture
Charles Donagh Maginnis (1867-1955), recipient of the AIA Gold Medal for Achievement in 1948, was the foremost architect and designer for the Roman Catholic Church in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Milda Richardson, Lecturer of Art History at Northeastern, will look at ecclesiastical, collegiate and institutional commissions of Maginnis & Walsh, the firm that was also responsible for the design of Emmanuel's Administration Building and Chapel.
Annual Toy Drive to Support Julie's Family Learning Center
Emmanuel College's Office of Campus Ministry sponsors an annual toy drive to support Julie's Family Learning Program. The Office requests donations new, non-violent, unwrapped toys for all ages and gift cards to Marshall's, Stop & Shop, Target and CVS.
CARE Drive to Support Our Troops
The EC CARE sponsored a supply drive in order to send care packages to soldiers. The club requested items such as protein bars/powder, chap-stick, feminine care products, candy, travel sized toiletries, snacks, sunscreen, shaving cream, small drink and coffee mixes and small games.