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)

Advent begins (Christmas Fast: E - New Calendar)

Sun, Nov 27, 2022

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)

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mon, Dec 12, 2022

Commemorates the day on which Guadalupana (the Virgin of Guadalupe) appeared to San Juan Diego and her image appeared on his tilma (apron). The miraculous roses Juan Diego found and carried to the...

Christmas Day

Sun, Dec 25, 2022

Christmas celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Jesus. Christmas is given more importance in Western Christianity than in Eastern. College offices are closed. Accommodation may be required...

Armenian Christmas

Fri, Jan 6, 2023

The Armenian Orthodox Church celebrates the nativity of Jesus on Epiphany. Accommodation Possible may be required for this observance/holy day. Suspension of work/classes may be requested by...

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Recent Events

Catholic Mass

Sun, Sep 18, 2022 6:30pm to 7:30pm

This is a past event.

Join Fr. Tom Shea and the MHC Catholic Community for Sunday Mass in Abbey Chapel.

free

Welcome BBQ for the Catholic Community, followed by Mass

Sun, Sep 18, 2022 5pm to 6pm

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Join us for a welcome gathering for the Catholic community! Meet new students and reconnect with returning members before the first Roman Catholic Mass in Abbey Chapel for the academic year.

free

Transfiguration (E - Old / Julian Calendar)

Fri, Aug 19, 2022

This is a past event.

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

Transfiguration (W, E - New Calendar)

Sat, Aug 6, 2022

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

Ascension (E)

Sat, Jul 2, 2022

This is a past event.

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

All Saints Day (E)

Sun, Jun 19, 2022

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A day to honor Christian saints throughout the ages. (Eastern Churches)

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