BC to Hold Memorial Mass in St. Ignatius Oct. 30

BC to Hold Memorial Mass in St. Ignatius Oct. 30

Boston College will host a memorial Mass at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in St. Ignatius Church for Boston College alumni, family and friends who were lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.

The Mass, to be celebrated by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, and several Jesuits from the BC community, will be offered for the 21 Boston College alumni and three parents of current BC students who were killed in the attacks.

"Boston College, like our nation and world, has been deeply affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11, and we mourn the loss of so many innocent lives," said Fr. Leahy, who also concelebrated a Mass for the victims in New York City [see related story]. "Praying for the victims and their families is not only appropriate, but so much a part of our Catholic heritage. I invite all of our alumni, parents and friends of Boston College who were touched by this tragedy to attend the Mass and to pray for lasting peace and justice in our world."

A reception will follow immediately after the Mass in the basement of St. Ignatius Church.


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