Catholic Community

The Catholic Community is one of nine active faith groups supported by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Sr. Annette McDermott, SSJ is our Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life and the Catholic Chaplain. The Mount Holyoke Catholic Community was founded to enrich the quality of Catholic life on the campus. We hope to create a vibrant spiritual environment in which members of the Catholic college community and all others who are interested may explore and deepen their relationship with God and with others through weekly celebration of the Eucharist, together with other spiritual, educational, social, and community service activities. The community provides opportunities for an International Mass where we celebrate all cultures around the world, a joyous Christmas party, Lenten reflections, an annual retreat, and other spontaneous and fun events which help to build friendships and strengthen our bonds with one another.

Catholic Community
Catholic Community

The Catholic Community is one of nine active faith groups supported by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Sr. Annette McDermott, SSJ is our Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life and the Catholic Chaplain. 

The Mount Holyoke Catholic Community was founded to enrich the quality of Catholic life on the campus. We hope to create a vibrant spiritual environment in which members of the Catholic college community and all others who are interested may explore and deepen their relationship with God and with others through weekly celebration of the Eucharist, together with other spiritual, educational, social, and community service activities. The community provides opportunities for an International Mass where we celebrate all cultures around the world, a joyous Christmas party, Lenten reflections, an annual retreat, and other spontaneous and fun events which help to build friendships and strengthen our bonds with one another.

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Upcoming Events (6)

Pentecost (E)

Sun, Jun 23, 2024

Pentecost is the commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus following his ascension (Acts 2:1-11). It comes fifty days after Pascha (Easter).

Transfiguration (W, E - New Calendar)

Tue, Aug 6, 2024

Transfiguration celebrates the appearance of Jesus in a transfigured state during his earthly life to three of his disciples.

Transfiguration (E - Old / Julian Calendar)

Mon, Aug 19, 2024

Transfiguration celebrates the appearance of Jesus in a transfigured state during his earthly life to three of his disciples.

Advent begins (Christmas Fast: E - New Calendar)

Sun, Dec 1, 2024

The Christmas Fast is the 40 day period before Christmas, ending on Christmas Eve. The New Calendar locates Christmas on December 25, the Old Calendar on January 7. (Eastern Churches)

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Recent Events

Ascension (E)

Thu, Jun 13, 2024

This is a past event.

The anniversary of Jesus's ascension into heaven and enthronement as universal sovereign. It comes forty days after Pascha.

Trinity Sunday (W)

Sun, May 26, 2024

This is a past event.

A celebration of the Christian understanding of God in Three Persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). It comes one week after Pentecost. (Western Churches)

Pentecost (W)

Sun, May 19, 2024

This is a past event.

Also known as Whitsunday in some Western churches, Pentecost is the commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus following his ascension (Acts 2:1-11). It comes fifty...

Ascension (W)

Thu, May 9, 2024

This is a past event.

The anniversary of Jesus's ascension into heaven and enthronement as universal sovereign. It comes forty days after Easter.

Easter Monday (E)

Mon, May 6, 2024

This is a past event.

In many Eastern Orthodox Churches, Easter Monday is a day for religious reflection.

Pascha (E)

Sun, May 5, 2024

This is a past event.

(Orthodox Easter) Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. It initiates the fifty-day period culminating in Pentecost.

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